Through a partnership with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the AIAS is able to grant over $8,000 this fall to eight different schools to implement their community-based design projects. The grants are being offered as part of the partnership through the Freedom by Design (FBD) program. Additional funding will be granted this summer. Each program’s project intends on providing design-build solutions to address the following barriers: physical, socio-economic, educational, environmental, and cultural.
Fall 2018 FBD grant recipients and their clients :
- Ryerson University – Church Street Elementary School
- Clemson University – Pendleton Bicentennial Park
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Green Magnet Academy
- New York Institute of Technology, Manhattan – Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement
- Oklahoma State University – Rosa Parks Early Childhood Education Center
- University of Nevada – Las Vegas – Casa de Luz
- University of New Mexico – University of New Mexico Campus Space
- University of Massachusetts – Amherst – Jones Library Garden Space
Each project is unique and each program will be making an immediate, positive impact for those associated with their client and their community overall.
All programs are encouraged to complete their builds in the coming months and provide documentation of their project in an effort to share their achievements with the AIAS community.