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 mid-career 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 design or technology in architecture or related fields
- collaborations of architects and planners or others
- preparation of public education projects
- 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.
Meet our 2016 VEB Fellows, Quang Truong and Jerry Waters !
Quang Truong, a project architect with Lever Architecture, plans “to take advantage of the Pacific Northwest’s rich heritage of involvement in the building materials industry to study the development, applicability, and implications of composite materials (FRPs) in architecture.”
Jerry Waters, a senior design architect with YGH Architecture, plans to gain “greater understanding of the educational philosophy and the environmental demands and spatial organizations necessary to facilitate the delivery of…two dominantly cited living and open educational pedagogies, The Montessori method and Reggio Emelia approach,” including “how the architecture reinforces the instruction and learning.”
Stay tuned for the date of our VEB Fellows reception to hear directly from each of the Fellows on their plans, and to learn about the work of our 2015 Fellow, Randy Gragg, developing broadcasts and podcasts with OPB that creatively approach design and the changing city.