Van Evera Bailey Fellowship: Accepting Applications!

Van Evera Bailey Fellowship - 2014 Portland Winter Light Festival AFO  Blog

PORTLAND, OR, August 14, 2019 – Since 2001, the Architecture Foundation of Oregon has partnered with The Oregon Community Foundation to award the annual Van Evera Bailey Fellowship. The $25,000 award supports the professional development of architects and related professionals, encouraging greater contributions to their profession and their community. This Fellowship is an opportunity for professionals in the field to examine not only what they think, but how they think. Fellowship projects follow a variety of paths, from pure research involving reflection on professional issues and challenges, to practical research involving projects designed to have specific results.

Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to:

  • sabbaticals for study of innovative architectural design to be applied in Oregon
  • teaching engagements that promise enhancement of the applicant’s and students’ creativity in architectural design
  • collaborations of architects and planners or others toward the implementation of new projects
  • preparation of public education projects; or research and writing on a specific topic

2018 Fellow, Jennifer Wright, is using the award to establish and sustain a series of construction workshops for women in architecture. 2017 Fellow, Rick Potestio, used the award to develop graphic tools on middle-scale urban housing to help illustrate proposed planning projects across Oregon. Read more about past Fellows.

Deadline: Tuesday, October 1 for projects to begin January 2020

The award will be announced in December 2019

More information and application guidelines:

About the Architecture Foundation of Oregon

The Architecture Foundation of Oregon supports Oregon’s quality of life and creates awareness of our designed environment through education, engagement and inspiration

AFO believes that all Oregonians benefit from thoughtful design in their homes, in their community and in the environment around them. Through dynamic programming such as our Architects in Schools and Civic Engagement Workshops, AFO works with community partners to share design’s role in shaping our future.

AFO partners with organizations across the state to connect communities with the power of design. By convening conversations and encouraging involvement, we empower people to embrace design as a tool to impact the future of Oregon for generations to come.

AFO embraces the special sense of place that makes Oregon a unique location. From honoring the people and organizations that define this place we call home to fostering the next generation of leaders and thinkers, we work to ensure that our built and natural environments inspire us to dream more, create more and do more.

About The Oregon Community Foundation

The mission of The Oregon Community Foundation is to improve lives for all Oregonians through the power of philanthropy.

We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to create charitable funds — more than 2,800 of them — that support the community causes they care about. These funds support the critical work that nonprofits are doing across Oregon. Through these funds, OCF awarded more than $118 million in grants and scholarships in 2017.

Image: 2014 Fellow, Jeff Schnabel, used the Bailey Fellowship to establish the annual Portland Winter Light Festival.  Courtesy Architecture Foundation of Oregon.

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