Design: FY2002 Grants
Some details of the projects listed below are subject to change, contingent upon prior Endowment approval.
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Alaska Design Forum, Inc. (consortium)
To support a series of lectures and workshops on the built
environment. Architects and environmental and graphic designers
will present current design issues at venues in Anchorage and
To support design and production of a prototype kitchen that would
benefit individuals with physical disabilities. The prototype
kitchen was developed by Archeworks, an alternative design school
founded to initiate design solutions for underserved
Chicago Architecture Foundation
To support the extension and expansion of CitySpace, an
architectural exhibition space open to the public seven days per
week. The exhibition space offers visitors a virtual tour of
Chicago's notable historic architectural sites dating from 1830 to
1930, and new programming would present Chicago's modern and
contemporary architectural history.
Chicago Horticultural Society
To support the Great Gardens exhibition, publication and
educational activities on landscape and garden design that will
incorporate digitized photomural images, blueprints, models and a
designer videotape and lecture series. Great Gardens will
present contemporary gardens and landscapes images to explore the
origins, ideas, techniques and cultural influences reflected in
Indigenous Community Enterprises)
To support a housing project for elderly Navajos that incorporates
traditional Navajo dwelling designs with contemporary housing
design features. Design workshops will be conducted with Navajo
elders and family members, community leaders, social service
providers, tribal officials and facility managers.
Little Haiti Housing Association, Inc.
To support design fees, exhibition and publicity for new,
affordable, single housing units in the traditionally underserved
Little Haiti neighborhood of Miami City. Teaming up with the School
of Architecture at the Florida International University, Little
Haiti Housing Association will design and build at least eight
housing units for this project.
Little Tokyo Service Center Community Development
Los Angeles, CA
To support a permanent interpretive center for the Little Tokyo
National Historic District and a lecture series exploring the
concept of an ethnic heritage site. The interpretive center will be
housed in the Far East Building, within the historic district, and
the programming will seek to raise awareness about issues involved
in connecting ethnicity to historic architecture.
National Building Museum
To support This House is Home that engages communities and
residents in photography, oral history and arts-based civic
dialogue about affordable home ownership. A mobile gallery of the
community's work will tour nationally and engage four diverse
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City of Chicago, Illinois
(on behalf of Mayor's Office of Special Events)
To support the Arts for Great Chicago Places and Spaces: A
Celebration of Chicago Architecture. The Mayor's Office of Special
Events in Chicago initiated an architecture festival in 1999 that
provides more than 100 free architectural and design tours to more
than 5,000 Chicagoans and visitors over two days.
City University of New York City College (consortium)
New York, NY
To support a strategic planning process for the Harlem Heights
Heritage Area, including pilot sites, cultural tourism, educational
programming and economic revitalization. City College Architectural
Center has been assisting the West Harlem Art Fund with efforts to
establish a New York State Heritage Area in northern Manhattan.
Cornerstones Community Partnerships
Santa Fe, NM
To support the creation of a virtual 3-D architectural model and a
native language retention project for the San Esteban del Ray
Mission and mesa. Currently 500,000 people annually visit the
mission and mesa and the virtual model and associated historical
documentation will allow even larger audience access via the
Architectural League of New York
New York, NY
To support Life: An International Look at Contemporary Housing Design, a traveling
exhibition showcasing and analyzing significant recent work in urban housing around the world.
Projects selected for the exhibition will reflect the highest design standards as well as
demonstrate a marked contribution to their urban environments.
Artists Space, Inc.
New York, NY
To present design exhibitions on the theme of information technology as part of the Architecture
and Design Project Series. The exhibitions will examine new methods for integrating technology and
information systems into the designed and built environment.
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (consortium)
To support an exhibition, catalogue, video and national conference on school design. The project,
Architecture for Education: New School Designs from the Chicago Competitions, will document and
disseminate design models for school facilities.
Casa Familiar, Inc.
San Ysidro, CA
To support an ideas competition, educational workshop, community events, and a publication
examining the San Diego - Tijuana border region. This conceptual competition will generate ideas
for the redesign of the border condition currently demarcated by a ten-foot high steel wall.
City of Long Beach, Mississippi
Long Beach, MS
To support development of a master plan for the downtown and harbor area. The master plan process
will begin with a series of public and private workshops involving the mayor, leaders from the
community, and town citizens.
Design Trust for Public Space, Inc.
New York, NY
To support research, planning and design of a park and its boundaries for a wetland within an urban
neighborhood. Eib's Pond Park is a 17-acre wetland park in northeast Staten Island with a poorly
planned surrounding community that houses a large number of low-income families.
Friends of the High Line
New York, NY
To support a juried design competition to generate creative schemes for the reuse of the High Line,
an abandoned elevated rail structure. The High Line runs for one and a half miles from the
meatpacking district through Chelsea and up to the Javitz Center.
J Mandle Performance, Inc.
To support Pedestrian Traces, an urban outdoor performance in collaboration with an
architect and urban designer. The site-specific performance will provide an opportunity to educate
and inform audiences about their impact on the shape of public spaces.
Mid-South Planning and Development Commission
To support a documentary exhibition on public housing in Chicago. The transformation of Stateway
Gardens from a public housing complex to a mixed-income community will be documented through
interviews, photographs and oral histories.
Museum of Modern Art (consortium)
New York, NY
To support the design and production of a site-specific architectural installation at P.S.1
Contemporary Art Center. The project will create a public venue and provide critical exposure to
New Orleans, LA
To support Praxis, an architectural journal that informs the architectural writer, builder,
academic and professional by exploring the balance between theory and practice. Three volumes will
be produced focusing on housing, the American landscape, and museums and merchandising.
Pueblo of Zuni
To support an architectural design for an eagle aviary compound and related structures. In this
second phase of the project, an eagle breeding ground, visitor facilities, orchards and landscape
features will be added to the existing eagle aviary.
To support an exhibition that investigates contemporary residential design in a Midwest context.
Ten regional architects will exhibit design proposals for an aesthetically provocative,
technologically advanced, single-family home that considers the needs and environment of a
University of Pennsylvania
(on behalf of the Institute of Contemporary Art)
To support a group show of architectural projects that examines complex techniques from
architecture that bring together diverse fine and applied art practices. The exhibition will
present work by emerging designers that is conceived and produced with computers and inspired by
technological developments such as genetic engineering.
William Marsh Rice University (consortium)
To support a publication to document a panel discussion and site-specific architectural
installations that examine the shotgun house within contemporary architectural design and theory.
The publication will allow national dissemination of a project that will be unable to travel.
Windows of Opportunity, Inc.
To design and produce a traveling exhibition and catalogue on a housing design competition
sponsored by the Chicago Housing Authority and the NEA New Public Works initiative. The
competition's goal was to stimulate creative vision and design excellence in Chicago public housing
and this project seeks to encourage a broader awareness and a national discussion on the
Alaska Design Forum, Inc.
To support the book project QUONSET: The Ongoing History of
Quonset Huts in Alaska. Through research and documentation the
Alaska Design Forum intends to show the impact Quonset huts have
had on the built environment and culture of post-World War II
Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility
To support New Village Journal, a publication that presents case
studies of grassroots projects about cultural heritage and
neighborhood spirit that serve immigrant communities, children,
youth, the physically ill and others. Examples of cultural and
physical renewal in some of the most challenged urban neighborhoods
will be presented.
Connecticut Architecture Foundation
(on behalf of Architecture Resource Center)
New Haven, CT
To support the publication Hartford: Making of a Capital.
The project encompasses a design based, interdisciplinary, cultural
heritage education program and curriculum materials for middle
Cranbrook Educational Community
(on behalf of Cranbrook Academy of Art and Art
Bloomfield Hills, MI
To support a conservation plan for the Saarinen House and adjoining
mirrored Milles House, both designed by the prominent early 20th
century architect Eliel Saarinen. The project will develop
objectives and criteria for the long-term conservation of the
buildings' fabric, interior finishes and collection.
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
To support the rehabilitation of a Henry Hobson Richardson designed
gatehouse. The project will serve as the first permanent exhibition
and visitor center exploring the Olmsted-designed parks and
waterways constituting the Emerald Necklace park system.
Film Arts Foundation (on behalf of Mother Lode
San Francisco, CA
To support the community distribution strategy for the documentary
Downside UP. The documentary relates the conversion of a New
England industrial mill into MASS MoCA, America's largest
contemporary art museum.
Historic Richmond Foundation
To support feasibility, schematic designs, and construction
documents for the restoration and conservation of Monumental
Church. The restoration of this national historic landmark will
make the building available as an active community center.
National Trust for Historic Preservation (on behalf of
To support the reinstallation of the A.J. Davis 1842 Gothic Revival
parlor at Lyndhurst. A.J. Davis was one of America's earliest
architects to unify space and furnishings and the Lyndhurst parlor
is considered one of the masterpieces demonstrating this
National Trust for Historic Preservation
To support research, technical assistance, organization and
material development for Community-Centered Historic Schools, a
preservation tool that will help citizens save endangered historic
schools. The materials developed for the project will provide
evidence that it is economically wiser to maintain and update
historic neighborhood schools.
Partners for Sacred Places, Inc.
To support Sacred Trust, a national conference to disseminate a
wide range of practical information about preserving historic
religious properties. The conference will feature 20 comprehensive
sessions led by nationally known experts on religious architecture,
building maintenance and repair, building management, community
outreach, and fundraising.
Preservation Alliance of New Orleans, Inc.
New Orleans, LA
To support selected commissions for affordable houses inspired by
the architecture of existing New Orleans historical houses.
Architects to design and produce plans for the housing will be
chosen by an advisory committee.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
To support documentation of the acoustical properties of Troy Music
Hall using the latest measurement technology for sound
documentation. The documentation of Troy Music Hall will aid in the
design, understanding and preservation of musical performance
University of Maryland Baltimore County Campus
(on behalf of Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery)
To support production of the traveling exhibition Typographically
Speaking: The Art of Matthew Carter, an accompanying publication,
and educational programming. The exhibition will present
Carter-designed typefaces and analysis from designers and
institutions that have worked with or commissioned Carter's
New Public Works
Archeworks (on behalf of the City of Chicago)
To support a design competition for a proto-typical living and learning
center that combines intergenerational housing and early-childhood
educational programs in Chicago. The design competition will emphasize
universal design principles to provide accessible facilities for all
Proposed jurors include Lee Bey (Chicago Mayor's office), Eva Maddox
(Director, Archeworks), Eric Owen Moss (Director, Sci-Arc), Nasrine
Seraji (Chair, Dept. of Architecture, Cornell University), and Sandro
Marpillero (Marpillero/Pollak Architects). The competition advisor is
architect Ralph Lerner.
City of Trenton
To support an open, two-stage design competition for an addition to and
the renovation of an historic elementary school. The competition will
encourage the design of a community-centered school.
The jury will include Monica Ponce d'Leon (Office dA), Nasrine Seraji
(Chair, Dept. of Architecture, Cornell University), Dana Cuff (Community
Design Associates) and Jessie Reiser (RUR Architecture). The competition
advisor is architect Ralph Lerner.
El Paso County District #20 Academy
Colorado Springs, CO
To support a limited competition for the design of a K-12 educational
facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The designers will be asked to
create a fully accessible school that is part of a larger campus
Invited designers include Will Bruder (Will Bruder Architects, Ltd.),
Karen Bausman (Karen Bausman & Associates), Brad Cloepfil (Allied Works
Architecture), Laurie Hawkinson (Smith-Miller + Hawkinson), and Rick Joy
(Rick Joy Architects). The competition advisor is Roger Schluntz, Dean,
School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico.
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, NY
To support a limited competition for the design of an educational
facility that will respond to the curricular needs and technological
demands of the expanding school. Designers will also be asked to
reorient the main entrance to the school, creating a stronger public
presence for the institution.
Among the designers under consideration are Preston Scott Cohen, Neil M.
Denari, Diller + Scofidio, MVRDV and Machado + Silvetti. The jurors
include Karen Van Lengen (Dean, Dept. of Architecture, University of
Virginia), Steven Holl (Steven Holl Architects), Joel Sanders (Joel
Sanders Architects), Terrence Riley (Chief Curator of Architecture and
Design, MOMA) and Reed Kroloff (former Editor-in-Chief of Architecture
Magazine). The competition advisor is architect Casey Jones.
Four Seasons Arts Council
(on behalf of the Old Mill Steering Committee)
To support a limited design competition for the conversion of an
historic hosiery mill into a performing arts space in Hendersonville,
North Carolina. The project will be a demonstration of the integration
of contemporary and historic architecture.
The jury will include community representatives as well as Coleman Coker
(BuildingStudio), Merill Elam (Mack Scogin and Merill Elam), and Ned
Cramer (Architectural Critic and Editor, Architecture Magazine) The
competition advisor is Robert Burns, Dean of the School of Architecture
at North Carolina State University.
Greater Fulton Hill Civic Association
To support a limited competition for the design of an alternative
day-care facility and boarding school for elementary students in
Richmond, Virginia. The school will focus on the needs of at-risk
children and community outreach programming.
Invited designers include Stamberg Aferiate, Michael Willis &
Associates, ShoP, Huff Gooden Architects, Weiss/Manfredi, DeBartelo
Architects, and Stanley Saitowitz. Invited jurors include Ann Hamilton
(Sculptor), Julie Bargmann (Assistant Professor of Landscape
Architecture, University of Virginia), Leslie Gill (Leslie Gill
Architect) and Mabel Wilson (Assistant Professor, California College of
Arts and Crafts). The competition advisor is Reed Kroloff, former
Editor-in-Chief of Architecture Magazine.
Kent State University Urban Design Center of Northeast Ohio
To support an open, two-stage national design competition for the reconstruction
of an elementary school in the Slavic Village neighborhood of Cleveland. The
design will serve as a model for subsequent projects in the school district.
Proposed jurors include Sheila Kennedy (Kennedy & Violich Architecture), Ralph
Johnson (Perkins & Will), Peter Pfau (Pfau Architects), Merril Elam (Mack Scogin
Merril Elam), Karen Fairbanks (Marble … Fairbanks Architects), Walter Hood
(Chair, Landscape Architecture, UC Berkeley), Alex Krieger (Chair of Urban
Design, GSD, Harvard University) and Sarah Graham (Angelil Graham). The
competition advisors are Reed Kroloff, former Editor-in-Chief of Architecture
Magazine and architect Casey Jones.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation
(on behalf of Livable Places, Inc.)
Los Angeles, CA
To support an open, two-stage design competition for mixed-use housing in a
former industrial site in the city of Carson, outside of Los Angeles. The
project will be a prototype for new in-fill housing throughout the country.
The competition jury will include Shigeru Ban (Shigeru Ban & Associates), Anita
Berrizbeita (Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of
Pennsylvania), Roger Sherman (Roger Sherman Architecture), Neil M. Denari
(former Director, Sci-Arc), Ryan Lehman (Exec. Director, Livable Places), and
Matt Petersen (Exec. Director, Global Green USA). The competition advisor is
Richard Weinstein, UCLA School of Architecture.
Nature Conservancy, Inc.
To support an open, two-stage design competition in the city of Kapolei on the
Leeward Coast of Oahu, Hawaii for the design of a sustainable building to house
a learning center for children. The facility will serve as a learning and
training tool connecting ecology with arts and culture.
Jurors will include Patricia Patkau (Patkau Architects), Billie Tsien (Todd
Williams Billie Tsien & Associates), W.H. Raymond Yeh (Dean, School of
Architecture, University of Hawaii) and Robert Mangurian (Studio Works). The
competition advisor is architect Michael Pittas.
Salt Lake City Corporation
Salt Lake City, UT
To support an open competition for the design of a pedestrian crossing, linking
a major open space with an historic neighborhood center in Utah. Competitors
will be asked to design an infrastructural element that addresses the needs of
The jury will include community representatives, Stephen A. Goldsmith (Planning
Director, Salt Lake City Corp.), Linda Pollak (Principal, MPArchitects), Michael
Sorkin, (Michael Sorkin Studio). The competition advisor is Roger Schluntz, the
Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning, University of New Mexico.
San Jose State University Foundation
San Jose, CA
To support an open, two-stage design competition for a museum of contemporary
art and design on the urban campus of San Jose State University in San Jose,
California. The building provides the necessary expansion for this regional art
The jurors will include Carlos Jimenez (Carlos Jimenez Studios), Greg Lynn (Greg
Lynn FORM) and Mabel Wilson (Assistant Professor at California College of Arts
and Crafts). The competition advisor is environmental planner William H.
University of Connecticut
To support a limited competition for the design of an interdisciplinary
educational facility on the Storrs campus. The building will unify the various
divisions and areas of the School of Fine Arts.
The invited jury will include Deborah Berke (Deborah Berke Architect, PC),
Rodolfo Machado (Machado + Silvetti), and Robert Campbell (Pulitzer
Prize-winning critic and architect). Invited designers include Renzo Piano
(Renzo Piano Building Workshop), Zaha Hadid (Studio 9), Mack Scogin and Merril
Elam, Will Bruder and Weiss/Manfredi. The competition advisors are Reed
Kroloff, former Editor-in-Chief of Architecture Magazine and architect Casey
Van Alen Institute
New York, NY
To support an open competition for the perimeter and adjacent areas of the
former site of the World Trade Center. Competitors will be asked to design an
Information Center, as well as a way of orienting visitors to the site.
Invited jurors include Toshiko Mori (Chair, Architecture Dept., Harvard
University), Nasrine Seraji (Chair, Dept. of Architecture, Cornell University),
Amanda Burden (Chair of the City Planning Commission, NYC), Alexander Garvin
(Director of Planning and Design, Lower Manhattan Development Corp.) and Billie
Tsien (Todd Williams Billie Tsien & Associates).
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
To support meetings and workshops between design professionals, politicians and policy makers
regarding urbanism. The purpose of this project is to provide the necessary leadership on practical
issues and solutions that affect, revitalize and transform urban environments.
To support a publication and conferences that focus on providing quality design services to those
not traditionally served by architects. The project will promote and discuss services for community
design centers, nonprofit organizations, and design/build programs as well as encourage alternative
career paths for students and young designers.
Van Alen Institute: Projects in Public Architecture (consortium)
New York, NY
To support research, a conference and a publication designed to strengthen urban public
architecture. Urban Design: Premises, Pedagogies, Practices, a two day conference, will bring
together groups who rarely have the opportunity for reflection and discussion of urban design as a
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