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SARUP Alumni Research Fellowships

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This $3000 Research Fellowship was established in appreciation of alumni support over the years and to provide an opportunity for SARUP graduates to pursue research about some aspect of design or planning. Funding is provided by the Center for Architecture and Urban Planning Research, which also administers the program, and the Office of the Dean. The Fellowship is awarded on the basis of a well-conceived proposal of study and research. Candidates must be graduates of one of the School's programs: BSAS, MArch, MUP, Joint MArch/MUP, or PhD Currently enrolled or employed SARUP students or staff are ineligible. 

A panel of independent judges reviews submissions and selects a winner The recipient is expected to pursue his/her project within a year and submit a final report. A public lecture, an exhibit or other appropriate dissemination activity is strongly encouraged.

1994: Wesley Janz, M.Arch (UWM 1978), Ph.D. (U of Michigan 1995), Building Nations by Designing Buildings: The Power Elite, Eero Saarinen, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts applied the fellowship to fieldwork on this Ph.D. dissertation. He lectured at SARUP in Spring 1995. 

1995: Rebecca Kleinbaum, BSAS (UWM 1994), M.Arch (Clemson 1996), applied the fellowship to fieldwork at the Catawba Indian Nation Reservation in South Carolina on her MArch thesis, "Native American Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Center."  

1996: Cynthia M. Hayes, BSA (UWM 1982), M.Arch (Ohio State 1993), and fellow architect Marcia Rees Conrad developed a traveling exhibit (presented at SARUP in Spring 1998) entitled "The Chronicles of Rush Creek Village: A twentieth century American neighborhood." Rush Creek Village is a planned neighborhood in Worthington, Ohio, built based on the principles of Usonian/Organic Architecture. 

1997: Carole Després, Ph.D. (UWM 1991), and Peter W. Murphy, M Arch/MUP (UWM 1987), developed a traveling exhibit (presented at SARUP in 1999) based on their research entitled, "The Development of Design Criteria for Adding Dwelling Units to Single-Family Ranch Houses in the City of Charlesbourg, Québec." 

1998: Mark A Proffitt, M.Arch (UWM 1993) conducted research and prepared case study based guidelines on therapeutic environments for the elderly. "The Unit's Edge: A comparative study of resident entry areas in sheltered care settings for the elderly," explores how the area that separates public life from private may be architecturally manipulated to increase residents' self-identity and ease their movement between social and individual settings. Profitt presented his findings in May 2002 at SARUP and his report will be available through CAUPR in late 2002.

2000: Mallika Bose, Ph.D. '97, received funding to examine the relationship between women from low-income groups and urbanization in Calcutta, India using previously unavailable data and employing a feminist perspective. Entitled "Working Women in the City: An examination of development planning in Calcutta since 1985",  Bose's study, presented in Fall 2001 at SARUP, analyzes the process and preconceptions inherent in India's development planning efforts as they impact Calcutta's slum-dwelling women's participation in social, political, and economic life.


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