Single or multiple awards of up to $15,000.
Applicants must be US citizens engaged in the profession of architecture or a related field. They must have received their first professional degree at least five years prior to the date of application.
Proposals should engage in advanced architectural investigation that contributes to the practice, teaching or knowledge of the art and science of architecture. The Brunner Grant is a prestigious award given to mid-career architects. Proposals will be judged on the following criteria:
- Qualifications: Applicant qualifications
- Need: The project cannot be completed without funding
- Contemporary: Engages with contemporary architectural issues
- Relevance: Engages current local and global issues
- Usefulness: Project results in useful end product
A complete application includes the Application Form, three letters of recommendation, and the $50.00 application fee. The application form and recommendation letters must be submitted electronically (PDF) to email@example.com.
- Cover Page Form: The cover page form must be placed first in the PDF.
- Project Description: In approximately 1,000 words, explain the background information for the project and the objective of study, as well as the method and scope of work. Applicants should keep in mind that their proposal will be reviewed by practicing architects.
- Curriculum Vitae: Applicants may include an extended resume as supporting material. Maximum length is three pages.
- Budget: Applicants should include all expenses associated with the project, as well as any additional sources of funding. Applicants must provide proof of matching funds and/or grants if such funding is critical to the submission.
Three Letters of Recommendation
Letters of recommendation must be received by the due date.
The $50.00 entry fee may be paid online through our secure third-party platform.
- Applicants may submit additional supporting documentation, preferably not exceeding five pages.
- Recipients may be asked to present at the Center for Architecture upon return.
The application form and recommendation letters must be submitted electronically and emailed as PDF documents to firstname.lastname@example.org. Larger PDFs may be submitted via file sharing websites such as WeTransfer, Dropbox, etc. Please save PDF documents in the following manner:
Brunner Application – Applicant’s Last Name
Example: Brunner Application – Smith
Letters of Recommendation
Brunner Recommendation – Applicant’s Last Name
Example: Brunner Recommendation – Smith
Brunner Supporting Material – Applicant’s Last Name
Example: Brunner Supporting Material – Smith
Email subject lines should follow the same format:
Example email subject line: Brunner Application – Smith
Example email subject line: Brunner Recommendation – Smith
The $50.00 application fee may be paid online.
Who is Arnold W. Brunner
The Arnold W. Brunner Grant was established by Emma B. Brunner, the wife of architect Arnold William Brunner, in the early 1950s.
Its purpose of the grant is to advance study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching, or practice of the art and science of architecture.
Arnold William Brunner was born in New York City in 1857. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied under William R. Ware. He spent his early career working in the architecture office of George B. Post and later founded the firm Brunner & Tyron with Thomas Tyron. Brunner is one of the founders of the Architectural League of New York (1881) and was a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (1892).
Brunner designed and erected many buildings, including Congregation Shearith Israel, the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Mount Sinai Hospital, and the Students’ Hall at Barnard College, which is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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