CFAF Announces LeBrun Travel Grant Recipients

Tarana Hafiz in earlier fieldwork studies in Accra, Ghana (left); Matthew Schulte’s installation for ArtPrize 2010 (collaborators Steven Mankouche and Joshua Bard) in Grand Rapids, MI.

Image courtesy of Hafiz (left); photo by Beth Singer (right)

The Center for Architecture Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant: Tarana Hafiz,a research assistant at the University of Houston’s Community Design Resource Center and Director of Urba_Haus Collaborative in Houston, TX; and Matthew Schulte, a lecturer at the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and Principal at MPS Design-Build in Dexter, MI.

Hafiz’s project, “The Industrial Imprint of the Buriganga,” is a research-design project studying the community effects of Dhaka’s once affluent waterway. She will travel to the capital city of Bangladesh to investigate the global system of waste management and water distribution, which has been negatively affecting developing mega-cities such as Dhaka.

Schulte’s “Wind, Water and Land: A Comparative of Study of Windmills and Landscape Architecture of the Dutch Lowlands and the American Dustbowl” will be a comparative study of historical windmills, their complimentary landscape forms, and waterways in the development, planning, and settlement of the alluvial plains of northern and western Holland and in the western-central regions of the U.S.

The Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant was established to further the personal and professional development of an architect in early or mid-career through travel. The 2012 deadline is 11.01.12.

The Arnold W. Brunner Grant deadline is 02.01.12 and is awarded annually to fund a project that contributes to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture. For application details and information regarding other awards that the Center for Architecture Foundation offers, visit http://www.cfafoundation.org.