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David LaBau Scholarship


The S/L/A/M Collaborative in conjunction with the University of Hartford has established “The David N. LaBau Memorial Architecture Scholarship” at the newly accredited program. The scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in the second year of the Master of Architecture program in the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture who demonstrates outstanding academic work and leadership.

David LaBau, a former president of AIA Connecticut, was instrumental in the establishment of the Architecture program at the University of Hartford. In addition, he was one of a small group of professionals that founded the Construction Institute at the University to bring together the fragmented components of the industry to solve mutual problems and improve the quality of design and construction delivery to clients.

Donations may be made to:
Roz Reaback, Director Major and Leadership Gifts
Office of Development
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117



Canstruction® is a deliciously inventive charity program which inspires teams comprised of school children and architectural firms to work together to raise awareness of the national and worldwide hunger epidemic. It combines charity and innovation in a unique creative competition. Teams design and build extraordinary structures using canned foods as their primary building material. The self-supporting works of art can be as large as ten feet tall, with the colors of product labels becoming the artists’ palette. Building blocks, as small as tiny tuna cans and as big as industrial-sized tomato sauce containers, are incorporated into the designs. At the conclusion of the event all the food items are donated to the Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare.

If you are are interested in partnering with a school, please contact Irene Gonzalez.

Canstruction 2018® was held on Thursday, March 8 at  the Connecticut Food Bank in Wallingford, CT. AIA Connecticut is pleased to partner with the Connecticut Food Bank for this event.