Through a partnership with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the AIAS is able to grant over $11,000 this spring to twelve 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.
Spring 2019 FBD grant recipients and their clients :
- University of Minnesota – Karner Blue Education
- Carnegie Mellon University –Low-income renters in Pittsburgh, PA
- Oklahoma State University – Our Daily Bread
- Wentworth Institute of Technology – Camp Sayre
- Savannah College of Art and Design –Hilton Head Island School
- Andrews University – Client is a private citizen that resides in Berrien Springs, MI
- New York Institute of Technology, Old Westbury – Center Street Elementary School
- Dunwoody College of Technology – Client is a private citizen that was affected by Hurricane Marie in Puerto Rico
- University of Arizona – Drachman Design Build Coalition
- North Carolina State University – Governor Morehead School for the Blind
- Texas A&M University – Client is a private citizen that resides in College Station, TX
- Iowa State University – Mustard Seed Community Farm
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.