AF McAslan Fellow Melissa Smith visits Umm Qais Heritage Site

January 28, 2022

Following COVID-related delays, the recipients of the 2021 Architects Foundation 2021 AF/McAslan Fellowship have finally launched critical research projects in partnership with Turquoise Mountain related to the organization’s Ottoman-era Umm Qais site in Jordan. Melissa traveled to Jordan in January of 2022 to research the past, present and future of water management at the Umm Qais archaeological site.

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New ARE scholarship for aspiring Black architects

November 12, 2021

The LFRT ARE Scholarship will cover the cost of the ARE, provide $500 in study materials, a one-year subscription to AIA’s exam prep resource, ArchiPrep, one year of dues to AIA or the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), and one year of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) record fees. In order to be eligibile, applicants must be Associate AIA or a member of NOMA, hold an NCARB Record, and must be eligibile for the ARE. A brief essay is required to apply and letters of recommendation are optional. More than 30 awards are available.

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