Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday News Headline Edition: How to get money, a job, Deadlines, AIA Young Architects Awards, Walking Wright - plus stuff we just made up!

News: ripped from the headlines! (of items in my inbox). . .

Graham Foundation - Grants to Organizations Application Deadline is February 25th.  Last year, the Graham ladled out $400,000 to over 40 projects by organizations, and they're at it again.  The first step is submitting an Inquiry Form.  Details here.

Society of Architectural Historians Mellon Author Awards - The Andrew Mellon Foundation has awarded SAH $50k to administer awards “to emerging authors who are publishing monographs on the history of the built environment.”  Grant applications will be accepted beginning February 15th. Details here.

Landmarks Illinois seeks Springfield Office Director - Are you a “self-motivated, organized, and dedicated historic preservation professional”?  Can you entertain thoughts of dealing with legislators, bureaucrats and spending a whole lot of time in Springfield without beginning to sob uncontrollably?  Landmarks Illinois may have just the job for you.  The deadline for a submitting your application is February 15th.  Details here.

Richard Driehaus is one of 11 2013 recipients of the Horatio Alger Award - “presented each year to individuals who have overcome obstacles to become successful entrepreneurs or community leaders. ”  Details here.
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Five Chicago area practitioners among 15 AIA Young Architects Award winners for 2013 - includes Latent Design's Katherine Darnstadt, Valerio DeWalt Train's Matthew Dumich, and SOM's Thomas Hussey, Brett Charles Taylor and Lucas Tryggestad.  Darnstadt has the added distinction of being the only Chicago award winner to exist in color.  Details here.

Glessner House Museum  begins Docent Training February 16 - details here.

Charles E. Cessna House added to 2013 Wright Plus Architectural Housewalk* - this always sold-out event sponsored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in Oak Park on May 18th includes rare interior tours of private homes, five of which are new this year.  Details here.
*Legal disclaimer:  Houses do not actually walk.  Frank Lloyd Wright claim of being World's Greatest Architect not valid in Wyoming or Mississippi. If offered a tray of crackers and what looks to be cheese dip, politely decline. Please do not re-arrange magazines on the coffee table. (Yes, we're talking to you.) If a host offers to show you his post card collection, you've entered the wrong house.  Participants may be subject to Jeanne Gang driving by with a bullhorn crying out “Reverse, reverse!”

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