The Margaret B. Gruger (A’41) Faculty Fund was established to support the needs of the School of Architecture and its faculty.

This award was previously available from the School of Architecture and has now concluded. Information about the award and previous award recipients are archived below.


Mission

The Margaret B. Gruger (A’41) Faculty Fund was established to support the needs of the School of Architecture and its faculty. To that end, the Head of the School solicited project proposals from the faculty that advanced the mission and reputation of the School. Upon completion of the project, the recipients of funding were required to make a public presentation of their work to the School community.


Impact  


Applicants submitted proposals that clearly explained the project purpose, research objectives, methods, and materials. Selection was based upon the following criteria:

  • The impact of the proposal in relation to the candidate’s career development.

  • The impact of the proposal in relation to the mission of the School of Architecture.

  • The candidate’s proposed public presentation to the wider School of Architecture community.

The Head of the School of Architecture reviewed the proposals and made the selection. There was one (1) award made in the amount of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) each year. Upon completion of the project, the funding recipients were required to make a public presentation of their work to the School community.


Previous Award Winners

2019  |  Stefan Gruber  Symposium: Designing for a Commons Transition

2018  |  Jeremy Ficca  Graphic Outputs: Drawing, Appearing, Representing, Imaging

2017  |  Stefan Gruber  An Atlas of Commoning
            Dana Cupkova & Daragh Byrne  |  Mind Controlling Sentience

2016  |  Diane Shaw  |  Peten Rainforest

2015  |  Rami el Samahy Future Cities: Architecture's Role in Urban Speculations

2014  |  Kai Gutschow  Researching Postwar African Modernism
            Kelly Hutzell  Beyond Smart Cities: Big Data, Urban Analytics, and the Design of New Urban Systems

2013  |  Joshua Bard  |  Soft Procedures: The Body's Paradigm in Industrial Robotics & Architectural Fabrication
            John Folan  re_Cast: Fabric Formed Earth

2012  |  Dale Clifford  |  Innovation in Materials Construction Technology _ Glass Fiber Reinforced Composites
            Diane Shaw  |  Creating Course Image Banks
            Christine Mondor  |  A New View of Ecodistricts: Technology + Community

2011  |  Gerard Damiani & Kai Gutschow

2010  |  Dale Clifford & Kai Gutschow