Since 2001, the Architecture Foundation of Oregon has been privileged to work with The Van Evera and Janet M. Bailey Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation in awarding the now $25,000 annual Van Evera Bailey Fellowship to advance the professional development of experienced architects and related professionals, encouraging greater contributions to their profession and their community.
Fellowship projects may follow a variety of paths, from pure research involving reflection on professional issues and challenges, to practical research involving projects designed to have specific results. Examples of eligible activities include, but are not limited to:
- sabbaticals for study of innovative architectural design to be applied in Oregon
- teaching engagements that promise enhancement of the applicant’s and students’ creativity in architectural design
- collaborations of architects and planners or others toward the implementation of new projects
- preparation of public education projects; or research and writing on a specific topic
Support may be requested for stipends, travel, lodging, materials, and other relevant needs. The Fellowship is intended to promote dissemination and application of ideas. Projects must include follow-up activities such as seminars, written documentation, lectures, media presentations, tours, or other means to share results with the professional community and general public.
Check back early Summer 2018 for application guidelines and the deadline.
Meet our 2017 VEB Fellow, Rick Potestio!
Rick Potestio, founder of Potestio Studio, has engaged a career-long study of middle-scale urban housing and the sense of community that derives from these walkable neighborhoods. Rick is planning to use the award to compile his research into graphic tools to be utilized by planners, designers and the public, to help illustrate proposed planning concepts across Oregon.