The School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago is now accepting applications for the 2020–21 Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship. Named in honor of the architect and educator Doug Garofalo (1958–2011), the nine-month fellowship provides emerging designers the opportunity to teach design studio and seminar courses and conduct independent research, culminating in a public lecture at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and an exhibition or public conversation at the school.
Now in its seventh year, the Garofalo Fellowship has made an essential contribution to the school’s culture through participants’ design and pedagogical agendas. Past fellows include Molly Hunker (SPORTS), Pier Paolo Tamburelli (baukuh, San Rocco), Sarah Blankenbaker, Francesco Marullo, Fosco Lucarelli (Microcities, SOCKS), and Anne Dessing (Studio Anne Dessing). The current fellow is Johannes Berry (SUGIBERRY), a South African architect based in Brussels.
Operating from within Chicago’s only public research university, the UIC School of Architecture promotes architecture as a cultural practice of organizing information, of intelligently identifying and deploying patterns—conceptual, visual, structural, behavioral, and material—in the world. The school derives much of its energy and unique perspective from its award-winning, international faculty, 40 percent of whom were born or educated abroad. The Garofalo Fellowship aims to allow an emerging architect to benefit, as Doug did, from the opportunity to teach and conduct research within this generative environment at an early stage of practice.
Applicants should submit the following materials to the Garofalo Fellowship Search Committee via the application form on the school’s website:
—Proposal describing research to be conducted as the Garofalo Fellow (500–750 words)
—Portfolio of selected work (no more than ten pages)
—Names and contact information of three references
Applicants must apply as individuals; no group applications will be accepted. The successful candidate will be expected to be in residence in Chicago from mid-August 2020 through mid-May 2021.
Applications must be received by 11:59pm CST on January 20, 2020. Finalists will be asked to visit Chicago for an interview and public presentation in early March 2020. All applicants will be notified of their status by April 2020.
As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, and veteran or disability status.
For more information, visit arch.uic.edu/garofalo-fellowship.
TitleCall for Applications: Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2020–21
TypeCall for Submissions
Submission DeadlineJanuary 20, 2020 11:30 PM
VenueUIC School of Architecture