2019 Board of Directors

Jay M. Brotman, AIA          Stephanie Degen-Monroe, AIA           Robert E. Swain, Jr., AIA          John P. Franzen, FAIA
President                               Vice President                                         Secretary                                      Treasurer


Lauren Braren, AIA Nancy Clayton, AIA Tanya Cutolo, AIA
Michael J. Crosbie, FAIA George Fellner, AIA Robert Golde, FASLA
Glenn R. Gollenberg, AIA Elizabeth (Tina) Greco, AIA Thomas McC. Haskell, AIA
Ana Koleva, AIA George McGoldrick, AIA Peter J. Newman, Associate AIA
Arthur L. Sanders, AIA Kermit Thompson, FAIA Gregory H. Van Deusen, PE
Mission Statement:

The Connecticut Architecture Foundation will raise public awareness of, and expectations for, architecture and the built environment. It will accomplish these goals through the funding of people and programs in education, scholarship, mentorship or research.



The Connecticut Architecture Foundation encourages public understanding and community involvement in the design and building processes, working to enrich or physical surroundings.  It supports the profession of architecture and associate professions.  Supported by gifts from individuals, corporations, and public and private institutions, the Foundation sponsors scholarships, publications, exhibitions and special projects.  It is committed to promoting physical environments for enduring quality and distinction along with the professionals that create them.

The Foundation was established in 1978 by the Connecticut Society of architects (now AIA Connecticut) as an independent organization to raise and distribute funds for these purposes. It is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors composed of architects and allied professionals.  A primary focus has been educational scholarships.  For over 40 years, the Connecticut Architecture Foundation has been providing worthy students pursuing an architectural degree.

In addition, the Foundation assists other education efforts such as the Connecticut Science Fair, the Architecture Resources Center, Turn Around Arts Program, and the University of Hartford’s Student AIA chapter.

2019 CAF Benefit Gala

PAST Connecticut Architecture Foundation Distinguished Leadership Award Honorees

William M. Mack, AIA Science Fair Awards


The Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship offers an annual program granting scholarships to students pursuing degrees in an Architectural Program leading to a B-Arch or M-Arch degree at a Connecticut accredited university or are Connecticut residents pursuing a degree at other accredited universities.

The Foundation has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships since 1986.

In 2019, eight deserving students received a $5,000 scholarship from one of three Scholarship Funds – The Charles DuBose Memorial Scholarship, The Suzanne Sheng Memorial Scholarship, or the Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarship.

For more  information please go to: Connecticut Architecture Foundation Scholarships


For 40 years, the Connecticut Architecture Foundation has assisted people and programs in educational efforts that meet the mission of the foundation.

In 2018 the CAF funded the following programs:

Organization Project/Purpose
Architectural Resource Center, Inc.
CT Science Fair William Mack Award
Bridgeport Public Schools – Turnaround Arts Thom Mayne Young Architects Program
Tim Applebee, University of Hartford ACSA 106th Annual Meeting and Conference (Presentation)
Platt Technical High School ICC High School Technical Training Program
NOMAS National Organization of Minority Architects Annual Conference, Chicago

To apply for funding, please click below for the Grant Application:  Special Project Funding Application – Grant Application

Connecticut Architecture Foundation Annual Giving

For 40 years, the CAF has funded people and programs in education, scholarship, mentorship and research.
One primary function of the Foundation is the awarding of scholarships to deserving students pursuing an architectural education. In addition, the CAF has assisted other educational efforts, Architectural Resource Center, Inc. CT Science Fair, Bridgeport Public Schools – Turnaround Arts, ICC High School Technical Training Program for Platt Technical High School and NOMAS.

Named Fund Establishment Application

Contact the Foundation at

Donation Levels:

Composite: $1,500
Tuscan: $1,000
Corinthian: $500
Ionic: $100
Doric: $50
Pedestal: $25

For Credit Card donations, please click the button below:

Tax deductible gifts may also be mailed, payable to:
Connecticut Architecture Foundation
c/o American Institute of Architects, Connecticut Chapter
370 James Street, Suite 402
New Haven, CT 06513