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The Weight of Architecture 2017
The Weight of Architecture Design Service Grant is a program that offers pre-development design assistance to a local nonprofit organization or community group who could benefit from the services of skilled architects.
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"How can architecture help solve a challenge your organization faces and help achieve your mission?" This design service grant is intended to provide design assistance to local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that can benefit from the services of skilled architects and designers and that would not otherwise have the resources to retain such services.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- We are currently looking for AIA members who want to help get involved with this program. There are different levels of engagement and any level of help is appreciated! Sign-up below:
- If you know a nonprofit that might be interested in applying for this design service grant, please help spread the word and send them the grant application, found here!
- Problem Solving - To help identify a challenge and propose a solution for local nonprofit organizations.
- Education - To raise public awareness about the value of good design in community revitalization and service efforts.
- Connection - To establish a dialogue and build connections between the nonprofit community and the local architectural profession in Columbus.
Project Execution - The team will develop a final design solution to a schematic design level of completion, including conceptual floor plans, elevations, and renderings (if applicable). Each team will then present and promote their design proposals to the AIA Columbus membership, nonprofit organizations and the public on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Annual Chapter Meeting.
Nonprofit Application Due:
Notification of Acceptance:
Assignment of Initial Proposal Teams:
Design Teams Meet with Organizations:
Deliverables Complete and Presented:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
June - July, 2017
Date TBD, August, 2017
Tuesday, Ocotober 17, 2017
2014 Project Video:
Interested in sponsoring the Weight of Architecture Design Service Grant project? Contact Jordan Iseler at [email protected] to find out more!