Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Molly Hunker awarded inaugural Doug Garofalo Fellowship, Benefit at the Graham August 27th

It's hard to imagine it's already been two years since we lost Doug Garofalo, one of Chicago's most talented young architects.  For nearly a quarter century, Garofalo taught at the School of Architecture
at UIC, being named a University Scholar in 2009.  After his death, the school established The Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship “in recognition of his exceptional life and career.”
Doug Garofalo began his teaching career at the UIC School of Architecture in 1987, moving through all faculty ranks from part-time adjunct to tenured full professor, and also serving as Interim Director 2001–2003. In 2009 Doug was named a University Scholar, the first time in twenty-six years that a member of the School of Architecture was so honored. Representing the highest ideal of the academic-practitioner, Doug was a tireless mentor and source of inspiration for the students, junior faculty, and young architects that worked with him.

The Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship will be established at the UIC School of Architecture in memory of Doug and in recognition of his exceptional life and career. The Fellowship will be an endowed fund dedicated to bringing a young practitioner or recent graduate to teach and conduct independent design research within the School of Architecture. 

UIC's School of Architecture has announced that the inaugural Garofalo Fellow will be Molly Hunker (MArch, UCLA).  Hunker is expected to take up residence at UIC in the Fall, where she will “teach studio and seminar courses, pursue independent design research, and prepared a public lecture and exhbition for Spring 2014.”  Hunker is co-founder, with Greg Corso, of the Los Angeles design firm SPORTS.
Stay Down, Champion, Stay Down, installation at WUHO Gallery, Hollywood, 2010
Next Wednesday, August 27th, there will be a benefit for the Garofalo Fellowship at the Graham Foundation, Champagne
reception at 5:30 p.m., cocktails, heavy hors do'oeuvres and silent auction beginning at 6:30.  Benefit co-chairs are Sarah Herda, Eva Maddox, Joseph Rosa and Stanley Tigerman, with Chris Garofalo as honorary co-chair.  Individual tickets are $250 ($225 tax deductible), with other levels of support also available.  Information and ticket purchase here.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

He was a fantastic teacher. I learned a lot from him. He was gone far too soon.

You would think UIC would have been smart enough to send invitations to this benefit to people who contributed to the fellowship last year but none of us had heard of this event prior to this post. So thanks for the information.

- G