Wisconsin Architects Foundation Annual Report
Thanks to your strong support, the Wisconsin Architects Foundation is able to enhance public awareness of architecture and strengthen the profession through education.
The WAF is committed to building a better Wisconsin and advancing the profession of architecture by awarding scholarships to Wisconsin architecture students and grants for educational programs and research initiatives.
I’m pleased to report that in the most recently completed fiscal year, the WAF awarded over $33,000 in scholarships and grants. The WAF provided scholarships for students attending the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning and for Wisconsin students pursuing accredited degrees at architecture schools in other states. In addition, WAF grants support architecture student chapter activities at universities and technical colleges across the state. The WAF also awarded its inaugural research grant for an initiative to increase awareness of architectural careers among minority and low-income high school students.
These WAF scholarships and grants can make a big difference in the ability of students to achieve their dream of being an architect and helping communities thrive. As a member of the WAF Board of Directors, I am always impressed and encouraged by the talent and passion demonstrated by WAF scholarship recipients.
At the recent UWM scholarship celebration, the WAF was recognized for its consistant support of scholarships in the School of Architecture & Urban Planning.
In addition, based on their applications and portfolios, the WAF awarded scholarships to three other Wisconsin students pursuing graduate degrees in architecture – at University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Oregon.
For the current 2019-20 fiscal year, the WAF Board has approved a scholarship and grant budget of $43,400. This includes support for the WAF Research Grant initiative that invites architectural inquiry into issues influencing the environment in which we live, work, play and learn.
The Wisconsin Architects Foundation is excited about these educational and research initiatives. Their success depends on the financial support received from you and other Wisconsin design and construction industry leaders.
Your continued support for the WAF is a vital investment in the future of the profession. It is important for us to do all that we can to encourage talented individuals to pursue careers in architecture and address emerging design issues.
On behalf of the WAF Board of Directors, thank you for your strong and consistent support of our efforts to build a better Wisconsin through architectural education and research.