Campus Architecture

Nonprofit Organization to Help Students Pursue Architecture Careers

A nonprofit organization aimed at helping students pursue careers in architecture recently announced a public-facing launch, according to a news release. The Future Architect Fund was founded in 2020 by construction and architecture professionals to provide financial assistance to young people looking to become licensed architects.

The Future Architect Fund features separate programs for high-school, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, each of which focuses on a different phase of education and offers a focus on future technologies and building material science. The fund also announced a partnership with Judson University in Elgin, Ill., as an inaugural launch partner. Judson will host architecture-themed summer programs for high-school students and offer scholarships to undergraduate and graduate architecture students, the news release reports.

“Becoming a licensed architect is a long, arduous, and expensive journey, and beyond traditional undergraduate scholarships, there is very limited financial aid to assist in the process,” said Benjamin Glunz, CEO of construction company Anguleris and founder of the Future Architect Fund. “Plus, with rapidly evolving technology and an industry strapped for talent, we need to invest in the future of the architecture profession now more than ever.”

The fund will partner with building industry professionals including architecture firms, licensed architects, and building product manufacturers to fundraise during its first holiday giving campaign in December 2022.

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].