Wisconsin Architects Foundation

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation (WAF) is building a better Wisconsin.

Established in 1953, the WAF's primary mission is to enhance the public's awareness of architecture through its commitment to architectural education. From awarding scholarships to Wisconsin architecture students to providing grants for educational programs, the foundation remains steadfast in its belief that building a better Wisconsin requires the support of architectural learning opportunities.

Mission Statement

This mission of the Wisconsin Architect Foundation includes providing scholarships for Wisconsin architecture students and grants for educational programs that advance the profession and enhance the public’s awareness of architecture. The purposes of the WAF include:

  • To advance the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession of architecture and the living standards of people through their improved environment,
  • To promote the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice through education and scientific research, and
  • To provide for scholarships or fellowships for architectural education.

Over the last fifty years, that commitment has taken many forms, most notably awarding more than $400,000 in WAF scholarships to Wisconsin architecture students, establishing a School of Architecture & Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee, supporting professional development and, closer to home, restoring the historic Joseph J. Stoner House in Madison, a National Landmark and the current headquarters of the WAF and AIA Wisconsin.

Build Wisconsin's Future with a Donation!

Despite its success, your participation and financial support are needed to continue the important work the WAF does on behalf of the profession. Opportunities are available throughout the year to make regular contributions or memorial gifts, and innovative ideas for contributions are gladly accepted. The WAF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt entity and gifts are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

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Learn More

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