The winners of the 2010-2011 Rome Prize have been announced by the American Academy in Rome, and include Los Angeles’s Fritz Haeg and Joshua G. Stein, winners in the Landscape Architecture and Architecture categories, respectively. Haeg won for his proposal ‘Roman Wilderness MMX: Urban Agriculture, Animal Architecture, and Street Choreography’, and Stein for his proposal ‘Cast Gallery: Inhabiting Ornament’.
Fritz Haeg is an artist, curator, author and designer of gardens, buildings, etc., etc., and his projects include gardenLAb , Animal Estates, and Edible Estates. He has taught in various architecture, design, and fine art programs in Los Angeles, including at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Art Center College of Design, Parsons School of Design, and the University of Southern California.
Joshua G. Stein is the principal of the firm Radical Craft, and is an Associate Professor in the Interior Architecture Department at Woodbury University. He collaborated on the winning entry for the 2009 urban design competition A New Infrastructure: Transit Solutions for Los Angeles, and lectured as part of the Forum’s 2009 Fall Lecture series Field Reports: RESEARCH & DEPLOY. Stein is currently on the Board of Directors of the LA Forum.