Design: FY 2005 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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Access to Artistic Excellence
New York, NY
To support an architectural journal on education, curriculum, and advancements by students and young design practitioners. Each volume, produced by a guest editor, will focus on a theme relevant to pedagogy and practice.
To support a revitalization plan for the city of Waukegan, Illinois. Design ideas will be developed for business district revitalization, urban planning, architectural concepts, community identity, and streetscaping.
Artists Space, Inc.
New York, NY
To support the Architecture and Design Program Series. Exhibitions and a film series will introduce current design and architectural debates to visual arts, design, and general audiences.
BAM LDC (BAM Local Development Corporation)
To support a public space urban design program for the BAM Cultural District. BAM has identified four types of public spaces to be designed and developed - destination spaces, common spaces, work spaces, and transition spaces.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
To support an exhibition and symposium on prominent women architects who have recently completed projects in the Midwest. Programs will educate general audiences about the contributions women have made to the design field and emphasize their innovative approaches to architecture.
Confluence Project (Confluences)
To support the commission of Maya Lin with Jones and Jones Architects to design a landscape architecture installation. The installation site is within the Fort Vancouver National Historic Reserve located at the confluence of the Columbia River and the ancient Klickitat Trail.
To support the development of a model architectural practice based in community service. Participating designers will provide architectural services to the rural community of Seaboard, NC.
Harvard University (on behalf of Harvard Design Magazine)
To support Harvard Design Magazine. The publication includes commissioned essays and photography that explore critical issues in architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design.
ICA & CA (Center for the Study of Classical Architecture Inc.) (consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project with Habitat for Humanity International to design well-proportioned homes based on the Habitat housing model. Architects will be paired with Habitat affiliates working in historic urban neighborhoods to design contextually sensitive homes that will enhance those neighborhoods.
Local Government Commission
To support a charrette process that will provide a forum for the residents of La Habra, California to assist in the development of a residential, mixed-use project. The design will serve as a model for other communities seeking to accommodate the growing Latino population in Southern California.
MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) (consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project for the design and production of a site-specific architectural installation. The project will create a public venue at the P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center and provide critical exposure to emerging architects/designers.
Monday Morning Foundation, Inc.
New York, NY
To support The Ganzfeld, a publication on design and visual culture. Each issue features commissioned work by designers, illustrators, cartoonists, and artists; the publication is available in approximately 400 cities around the world, online, and through Distributed Art Publishers.
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States
To support a preservation self-assessment tool for historic main streets. A workbook and training program will be developed to assist communities in making informed decisions about retail development, building design, and corporate identity systems on historic streetscapes.
OHNY (openhousenewyork inc.)
New York, NY
To support a site guide, interpretive handouts, and Web site guide for a New York City architectural tour. The weekend event tours all five boroughs and provides access to buildings and facilities not typically open to the public.
Pamphlet Architecture, Ltd.
New York, NY
To support a series of publications featuring exploratory work by architects, landscape architects, and urbanists, with the goal of introducing a new generation of architects and designers to a wider audience. Featured work will be selected through a juried competition, and the initial print run will be distributed internationally.
Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Inc. (consortium)
To support a consortium project for an open international design competition. Sponsored with the City Parks Association, the goal of the competition is to generate creative ideas about the future of Philadelphia's vacant lands.
Public Architecture (Public Design Studio)
San Francisco, CA
To support and develop a network for architecture professionals to pledge one percent of their billable hours to pro bono work. Using an interactive website, participating architects will be connected with not-for-profit organizations and communities seeking design services.
To support a program to educate citizens on design practices. Participants, competitively selected and reflecting a broad cross-section of the Tucson community, will learn about the city's architectural traditions, gain an understanding of historic and contemporary design concepts, learn about the review process, and develop contacts with design professionals
Spoleto Festival USA (consortium)
To support a consortium project for a team of designers and artists to develop a plan for Charleston's Memminger district. Clemson University's Graduate Center in Historic Preservation will work with the design team to reclaim the district as a public and civic space for community use.
Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture
New York, NY
To support an exhibition and publication on recreation and play. The exhibition will be organized around three main concepts - amusement parks, downtown playgrounds, and park systems used as entertainment networks.
Access to Artistic Excellence II
Alaska Design Forum, Inc.
To support a lecture series focused on stimulating discussion of the built environment. Internationally recognized designers and artists will be invited to speak in Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau.
American Institute of Graphic Arts
New York, NY
To support a National Election Design Summit and a series of regional workshops. Election officials and administrators, designers, ballot printers, and manufacturers of electronic voting equipment will participate.
Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design, Inc.
To support a community education program examining the historical context of local neighborhoods. Students from two local schools along with neighborhood residents will work with designers to develop proposals for redevelopment of abandoned rail lines into bicycle and pedestrian paths
To support an exhibition and catalogue on textile design as propaganda in America, Great Britain, and Japan during World War II. The exhibition held at the Bard Graduate Center titled Wearing Propaganda, will present significant examples of mid-20th century textile design that reflected cultural attitudes.
Branch Brook Park Alliance, Inc. (consortium)
To support a consortium project for the restoration of the Octagon Shelter in Branch Brook Park. In collaboration with the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, the Octagon Shelter will be restored for use by neighborhood schools and community groups.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Santa Fe, NM
To support educational workshops about the preservation of historic adobe structures. The project will train rural community residents in traditional building methods.
DesignAlabama, Inc. (consortium)
To support a consortium project for the creation of a downtown redevelopment plan for Uniontown, Alabama. To be completed in partnership with Auburn University's Center for Architecture and Urban Studies in Birmingham, the plan will focus on improving the downtown business district.
Finnish Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. (consortium)
New York, NY
To support a consortium project for a publication about architect Eero Saarinen. In conjunction with Yale University, the catalogue will be printed and distributed worldwide to universities and libraries.
Florida International University (on behalf of Wolfsonian - FIU)
To support the reinstallation of the Museum's permanent collection. Urban planning, architecture, decorative arts, and industrial, interior, and graphic design objects from 1885 to 1945 will be presented to demonstrate the role of design in shaping and reflecting the human experience.
Iowa Architectural Foundation
Des Moines, IA
To support architectural field trips for public school children. Des Moines public school third-graders will take field trips led by architects and designers to downtown.
Isamu Noguchi Foundation, Inc.
Long Island City, NY
To support the exhibition, The Imagery of Chess Revisited, and related educational programs. Originally curated by Marcel Duchamp in 1944, the show will present designer- and artist-created chess sets.
League of Historic American Theatres
To support a historic theater rescue and rehabilitation initiative. A training manual and a national inventory of historic theaters will be created and published, and related workshops will be conducted.
National Building Museum (consortium)
To support a consortium project for the research, exhibition, catalogue, and educational materials about World's Fairs of the 1930s in America. Collaborating with the Wolfsonian Museum, the project will explore the impact of six World's Fairs on the modern design movement.
Price Tower Arts Center, Inc.
To support the conservation of interior finishes and furnishings of a Frank Lloyd Wright designed interior. The H. C. Price executive office and family apartment conservation project will permit the space to be restored to its 1956 appearance.
Richard Nickel Committee
To support the preservation of, and increased accessibility to, the photographs, negatives, papers, and research of architectural photographer Richard Nickel. The collection includes more than 11,000 images of buildings by seminal architects such Dankmar Adler, Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Rochester Institute of Technology (on behalf of RIT Libraries Archives & Special Collections)
To support the preservation of, and creation of, the archive of graphic designer George Giusti. After stabilizing and sorting the archive, a detailed Web-based finding aid will be created to provide access to a wider audience.
Smart Growth America (consortium)
To support a consortium project for a traveling exhibition, Web site, lecture series, and catalogue that highlights neighborhood revitalization. Working with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the project will promote the rehabilitation of abandoned historic properties.
U.S. Green Building Council, Inc.
To support a pilot program for a professional certification for "green" neighborhood design. The national certification system will be modeled after the existing national rating system for green buildings.
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