Through a partnership with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the AIAS is able to grant over $10,000 this spring 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 2019 FBD grant recipients and their clients :
- Auburn University – Alabama Rural Ministry
- University of Colorado – Denver – SAME Cafe
- Roger Williams University – Bike Newport
- New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury – Center Street Elementary School
- University of Maryland – Community project that will impact citizens of Prince George’s County
- University of Nevada, Las Vegas – James I Gibson Elementary School
- Dunwoody College of Technology– Jeremiah Program
- Ryerson University – Sick Kids, Covenant House, and Toronto Humane Society
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.