Curry Stone Foundation Announces Commitment to Diversity in Architecture through the Architects Foundation
WASHINGTON – Feb. 4, 2021 – The Curry Stone Foundation (CSF) has pledged $125,000 to the Architects Foundation's 2021 Diversity Advancement Scholarship program, to support five scholars through 2025.
The multiyear scholarship will support students of an ethnically diverse background, with a preference for those attending one of the seven accredited architecture programs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The CSF, whose mission is to empower the practice of community-driven social impact design, is co-founded by Clifford Curry, FAIA, and Dr. Delight Stone, RPA.
“We are extremely grateful to Cliff and Delight for their continued support of the Architects Foundation,” said Architects Foundation President R. Steven Lewis, FAIA. “The opportunity created by the CSF is a huge stride toward our goal of a more diverse and inclusive profession.”
The Architects Foundation annually runs an application process for Diversity Advancement scholars. Applications for the 2021-2022 academic year are under review and will be announced in late spring of 2021. Learn more about this commitment and other news on donations and scholarships awarded by visiting The Architects Foundation’s website.
About The Architects Foundation
As the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects, the Architects Foundation attracts, inspires, and invests in a next-generation design community through scholarships and exhibitions. The Architects Foundation owns the historic Octagon building in the nation’s capital, activating the space to demonstrate the value architects and architecture bring to culture.
About The Curry Stone Foundation
CSF’s mission is to empower the practice of community-driven social impact design. The Foundation supports groups and individuals using design to build healthier, more vital communities. CSF actively advocates for the use of design as a tool for social change, especially in marginalized communities. In all cases, the Foundation encourages designers and communities to work in close collaboration.