On May 27, the Graham Foundation will announce its 2015 Grants to Individuals with a public presentation and reception at 6pm CDT at the historic Madlener House in Chicago. During this special program, which will be broadcast online via live streaming, we will announce over $490,000 in grants to individuals around the world to support new and challenging ideas in architecture. The event will also include presentations by a selection of our new grantees about their Graham-supported work in progress.
For more information about the event, please click here.
As a presenting partner of the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, we are pleased to share the list of architects and artists from around the world who will participate in the inaugural edition, which opens this October:
[Participant list in Formation]
• Al Borde (Quito, Ecuador)
• Allzone / Rachaporn Choochuey (Bangkok, Thailand)
• Amanda Williams (Chicago, USA)
• Andreas Angelidakis (Athens, Greece)
• Andrés Jaque / Office for Political Innovation (Madrid, Spain; New York, USA)
• Aranda\Lasch (Tucson, USA; New York, USA)
• Assemble (London, UK)
• Atelier Bow-Wow (Tokyo, Japan)
• BIG / Bjarke Ingels (Copenhagen, Denmark)
• Bryony Roberts (Los Angeles, USA; Oslo, Norway)
• Bureau Spectacular / Jimenez Lai (Los Angeles, USA)
• Carlos Bunga (Barcelona, Spain)
• Csutoras & Liando (Jakarta, Indonesia; London, UK)
• Design With Company (Chicago, USA)
• Didier Faustino (Paris, France & Lisbon, Portugal)
• El Equipo de Mazzanti / Giancarlo Mazzanti (Bogotá, Colombia)
• Erin Besler / Besler & Sons (Los Angeles, USA)
• Frida Escobedo (Mexico City, Mexico)
• Indie Architecture + Paul Preissner Architects (Denver / Chicago, USA)
• Iwan Baan (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
• John Ronan Architects (Chicago, USA)
• Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles, USA)
• Junya Ishigami + Associates (Tokyo, Japan)
• Kéré Architecture / Francis Kéré (Berlin, Germany)
• Kuehn Malvezzi (Berlin, Germany)
• Lacaton & Vassal + Frédéric Druot (Paris, France)
• Lateral Office (Toronto, Canada)
• LIST / Ido Avissar (Paris, France)
• Lluís Ortega / Sio2arch (Chicago, USA; Barcelona, Spain)
• MAIO (Barcelona, Spain)
• Marshall Brown Projects (Chicago, USA)
• Mass Studies / Minsuk Cho (Seoul, Korea)
• Moon Hoon (Seoul, Korea)
• MOS / Michael Meredith & Hilary Sample (New York, USA)
• New-Territories / M4 / François Roche & Camille Lacadee (Paris, France; Bangkok, Thailand)
• NLÉ / Kunlé Adeyemi (Lagos, Nigeria; Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
• Norman Kelley (Chicago, USA)
• OFFICE Kersten Geers David van Severen (Brussels, Belgium)
• Onishimaki + Hyakudayuki Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
• OPEN Architecture/ Li Hu & Huang Wenjing (Beijing, China)
• Otherothers / David Neustein & Grace Mortlock (Sydney, Australia)
• Pedro&Juana (Mexico City, Mexico)
• Pezo von Ellrichshausen (Concepción, Chile)
• Plan:b Arquitectos / Felipe Mesa & Federico Mesa (Medellín, Colombia)
• PORT (Chicago, USA)
• PRODUCTORA (Mexico City, Mexico)
• RAAAF / Rietveld Architecture-Art-Affordances (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
• RUA Arquitetos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
• Rural Urban Framework (Hong Kong)
• Santiago Borja (Mexico City, Mexico)
• SO-IL (New York, USA)
• Sou Fujimoto Architects (Tokyo, Japan)
• Studio Albori (Milan, Italy)
• Studio Gang / Jeanne Gang (Chicago, USA)
• Studio [D] Tale (Harare, Zimbabwe; Cape Town, South Africa; London, UK
• Tatiana Bilbao S.C. (Mexico City, Mexico)
• TOMA (Santiago, Chile)
• UrbanLab / Sarah Dunn & Martin Felsen (Chicago, USA)
• VTN / Vo Trong Nghia Architects (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
• WAI Architecture Think Tank / Cruz Garcia & Nathalie Frankowski (Beijing, China)
• Weathers / Sean Lally (Chicago, USA)
• WORKac / Amale Andraos & Dan Wood + Ant Farm / Chip Lord & Curtis Schreier (New York, USA)
• Yasmeen Lari / Heritage Foundation Pakistan (Lahore, Pakistan)
The Biennial’s current list of 63 participants includes architects and artists based in more than 25 countries, across five continents. To learn more about the list of participants and the event, please click here.
2015 Carter Manny Award Deadline
The Carter Manny Award supports doctoral dissertation research and writing by promising scholars whose projects have architecture as their primary focus and have the potential to shape contemporary discourse in the field of architecture. Projects may be drawn from the various fields of inquiry supported by the Graham Foundation: architectural history, theory, and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture; urban planning; urban studies; the visual arts; and other related fields. The award assists students enrolled in doctoral programs in architecture, art history, the fine arts, humanities, and the social sciences working on architecture topics.
The Graham Foundation is accepting applications for the 2015 Carter Manny Award now through March 15, 2015. For the award guidelines, eligibility information, and application, click here.
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Organizations. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided project-based funding to individuals and organizations to foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
The application for the organizational grant cycle is available online. The deadline to submit applications is February 25, 2015. Organizations with eligible projects are invited to apply for a Production and Presentation Grant for projects that begin after September 15, 2015.
For more information about our grant programs, to learn if a project is eligible for funding, and to access the application, please see our grant guidelines.
In 2014, the Graham Foundation awarded more than $485,000 to 43 projects by organizations around the world. These grants provided direct support for the development and presentation of publications, exhibitions, films, and other public programs. You can browse these and other recently funded projects here.
As a Presenting Partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, we are excited to share the announcement of the Lakefront Kiosk Competition: an international, open submission competition that calls for a designer to realize an innovative architectural work on the shoreline of Lake Michigan. The new kiosk – a work of micro-architecture – will be installed on the Chicago’s lakefront and featured in Millennium Park as part of the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial (October 2015 – January 2016).
A jury of architects, curators, and city representatives will select one winner to receive the BP Prize, which includes an honorarium for design development and a construction budget to realize the design. The Lakefront Kiosk Competition is organized in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the City of Chicago.
Find out more about the challenge at chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/lakefront-kiosks.
Image: Iwan Baan / 2014
SAT, NOV. 29, 2014: 20% Off All Books Storewide and Up to 50% Off Select Titles
Please join us on Saturday, November 29, from 11AM to 6PM, for a special holiday sale at the Graham Foundation Bookshop, which will be offering 20% off all books storewide and up to 50% off select titles. Come stop by Chicago’s only architecture bookshop and browse our wide selection of unique titles on architecture, art, and related fields, ranging from recent Graham-funded projects, to new, historically significant, and hard-to-find books and periodicals.
During your visit, don’t miss our current exhibition, “Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971,” which explores the cross-discipinary workshops organized by American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Haprin in Northern California during the late 1960’s. Featured in The New York Times, Artforum's "Critics' Pick", and Landscape Architecture Magazine, “Experiments in Environments” is up through December 13, 2014.
The Graham Foundation galleries and bookshop will be open Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 from 11AM-6PM, and will be closed from November 27-28. We will re-open with normal gallery and bookshop hours on Saturday, November 29, 2014.
THE STATE OF THE ART OF ARCHITECTURE
As a Presenting Partner of the Chicago Architecture Biennial, the Graham Foundation is pleased to announce The State of the Art of Architecture as the title of the inaugural Biennial, which will take place from October 2015 to January 2016. Curated by Co-Artistic Directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, the Biennial’s program of exhibitions and events will provide a platform for groundbreaking architectural projects and spatial experiments.
Presenting the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America, the Chicago Architecture Biennial will be a nexus of ideas, and a global stage for debate and discourse. This inaugural event will explore the ambitions, challenges, and possibilities fueling architectural imagination and steering the future of the field.
The title The State of the Art of Architecture takes its name from a 1977 conference organized by architect Stanley Tigerman, which invited leading American designers to Chicago to present and discuss the current state of the field. The 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial will expand the spirit and scope of this event, inviting an international and intergenerational architectural network to Chicago to explore how visionary design can take on the most pressing issues of today.
The Graham Foundation is also pleased to announce the Biennial’s first commission, a photo essay on Chicago by world-renowned photographer Iwan Baan. Baan has transformed the practice of architectural photography, investigating architecture as a stage for everyday life. The first samples from this commission can be viewed on the Chicago Architecture Biennial website.
To learn more about the inaugural 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial, visit: www.chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org
The 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial is made possible through the support of Presenting Sponsor, BP, and Presenting Partners, the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events of the City of Chicago (DCASE) and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
Image: Iwan Baan / Chicago, 2014
The Graham Foundation is pleased to be part of Open House Chicago, a free public festival organized by the Chicago Architecture Foundation that offers behind-the-scenes access to 150 buildings across the city.
Since 1963, the Graham Foundation has been located in the Madlener House, a Prairie-style mansion located on the Gold Coast and built in 1901–02 by architect Richard E. Schmidt and designer Hugh M. G. Garden. The Madlener House was restored in 1963 to become the Graham’s headquarters and features two floors of exhibition space, original art glass windows, and a courtyard garden that showcases our significant collection of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century architectural fragments. On October 18–19 (Saturday, 10AM-5PM; Sunday, 12PM-4PM), come tour the Madlener House, visit our current exhibition Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, and check out our architecture bookshop.
For more information on the exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, click here.
Image: View of “Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry,” 2011, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo James Prinz.
The Graham Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Carter Manny Award for PhD dissertation writing and research. Since the establishment of this award in 1996, the Graham Foundation has awarded over $672,000 to support promising scholars whose doctoral projects shape contemporary discourse about architecture and significantly impact the field. Two Carter Manny Awards are given each year, one for dissertation writing and one for dissertation research.
The recipient of the 2014 Carter Manny Award for writing and a $20,000 award is Anna Goodman, a PhD candidate in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley. Goodman’s dissertation, Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education, and the Construction of a Profession, 1933-2013, explores the genesis of community design-build education as a model for ethical and professional practice in 20th-century American architecture.
The recipient of the 2014 Carter Manny Award for research and a $15,000 award is Steven Lauritano, a PhD candidate in the history of art at Yale University. Lauritano’s dissertation, Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains, recovers the critical vocabulary of architectural remains to furnish a new method for reading 19th-century historicist design.
Additionally, five students merited Citations of Special Recognition for their doctoral dissertations. These projects are acknowledged for their critical study of a diverse range of topics in architecture, including an exploration of the pervasive use of concrete in the American occupation of the Philippines as representative of a new form of colonial governance; and an investigation of how the evolution and endurance of the Hadrianic Baths as a Roman civic institution expands our definitions of architectural monumentality.
These outstanding projects were selected after a competitive review of 40 applications from doctoral students throughout the U.S. and Canada who were nominated by their departments for the award. This year’s review panelists were Eva Diaz (History of Art and Design, Pratt Institute); Simon Sadler (Department of Design, University of California, Davis); and Despina Stratigakos (School of Architecture and Planning, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York).
This annual award is given in honor of Carter H. Manny and his long and distinguished service to the foundation since its inception in 1956, first as a Trustee, then as the Director from 1971, and since his retirement in 1993, as Director Emeritus.
To read more about the 2014 Carter Manny Award and the winning projects, click here.
2014 CARTER MANNY AWARD WINNERS
Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education, and the Construction of a Profession, 1933-201
University of California, Berkeley, College of Environmental Design, Department of Architecture
Embedded Remnants in Modern Architecture: Karl Friedrich Schinkel and the Historiography of Remains
Yale University, Department of the History of Art
CITATIONS OF SPECIAL RECOGNITION
Concrete Colonialism: America, the Philippines, and the Development of a New Colonial Technique
Columbia University, Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning
To Changing Fortune: Monumentality and Transformation at the Hadrianic Baths of Aphrodisias
New York University, Institute of Fine Arts
Letter Building: Signage, Supergraphics, and the Rise of the Semiotic Structure in Modern American Architecture
University of Delaware, College of Art & Sciences, Department of Art History
Rearing the Royals: Architecture and the Spatialization of Royal Childhood in France, 1499-1643
Duke University, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
Building Faith: Ethiopian Art and Architecture during the Jesuit Interlude, 1557-1632
Princeton University, The Department of Art & Archaeology
Image: Students from the Neighborhood Renewal Corps, University of Pennsylvania build play equipment from reclaimed materials, 1961, Philadelphia, PA. Karl Linn Collection, Courtesy of Environmental Design Archives, University of California, Berkeley. From the 2014 Carter Manny Award to Anna Goodman for “Citizen Architects: Ethics, Education, and the Construction of a Profession, 1933-2013.”
The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts announced today $480,000 in new grants to organizations to support 42 projects that engage original ideas in architecture. These grants enable organizations to produce exhibitions, publications, new media initiatives, conferences, and other programs that claim new ground in architectural discourse and create public forums for innovative and challenging ideas. Our new grantees join a distinguished community of individuals and organizations whom the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 58 years in its role as one of the few funders in the field of architecture.
The awarded projects were selected from a competitive pool of over 200 submissions representing 15 countries. The new grantees comprise a diverse range of national and international organizations in cities such as Istanbul, Leeds, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Milan, Montreal, New York, Philadelphia, Houston, and Chicago. They include art and architecture museums, non-profit galleries, colleges and universities, independent publishers and journals, and other organizations.
For a complete list of the 2014 Grants to Organizations and the grantee project pages, click here.
Image: Kenneth Josephson, "Chicago," 1969. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago. From the 2014 Graham Foundation Organizational Grant to the Art Institute of Chicago for "The City Lost and Found: Capturing New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, 1960–1980."
The Graham Foundation Bookshop is pleased to participate in Chicago’s second annual Medium Cool Book Fair on Sunday, August 10. Free and open to the public, Medium Cool will feature a wide array of local, national, and international makers, publishers, and distributors of art books and related ephemera. We will be exhibiting a variety of unique titles on architecture, art and related fields, ranging from recent Graham-funded projects to new, historically significant, and hard-to-find books and periodicals. Stop by our table to browse our selection, learn more about our programs and upcoming events, or just say hello.
Medium Cool Book Fair
Sunday, August 10
10 AM–8 PM
1314 W. Randolph St
The Graham Foundation Bookshop, located in the Madlener House at 4 W. Burton Place, will remain open through the summer as we prepare for our fall exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966 - 1971.
Summer bookshop hours are Tuesday to Friday, 11AM to 5PM. Regular gallery and bookshop hours (Wednesday to Saturday, 11AM to 6PM) will resume September 20, 2014.
The Graham Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2015 Grants to Individuals. Since 1956, the Graham Foundation has provided direct funding to individuals to produce publications, exhibitions, films, research, and other projects that foster the development and exchange of diverse and challenging ideas about architecture and its role in the arts, culture, and society.
Applicants must submit an online Inquiry Form, the first stage of a two-stage application process, by September 15, 2014 at 5PM CDT.
For more information about Graham Foundation grants and eligibility, please see the grant guidelines.
In 2014, the Graham Foundation awarded over $520,000 to 68 projects by individuals. Browse these and other recently funded projects here.
Image: View of the squatted Torre Confinanzas, Caracas, Venezuela. Courtesy of Justin McGuirk. From the 2010 and 2012 Graham Foundation Individual Grants to Justin McGuirk for the research and publication of "Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture" (Verso, 2014).
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