December 6, 2017 - UIC School of Architecture - Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2018–2019
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December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017

UIC School of Architecture

View of Francesco Marullo, An Analogous Play: Nine Projects for Bertolt Brecht's Chicago, Garofalo Fellowship Research Exhibition, spring 2017.







Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2018–2019

Application deadline: January 19, 2018, 11:59pm
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The School of Architecture, in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), is proud to announce the search for the Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship for the 2018–2019 academic year. Named in honor of award-winning architect and educator Doug Garofalo (1958–2011), this nine-month teaching fellowship provides emerging designers the opportunity to teach design studio and seminar courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and conduct independent design research. The fellowship also includes a public lecture at the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and an exhibition in the spring.

Now in it’s fifth year, the Garofalo fellowship has become an essential part of the UIC School of Architecture through the intellectual and pedagogical contributions of the fellows, including, Molly Hunker (SPORTS), Pier Paolo Tamburelli (baukuh and San Rocco), Sarah Blankenbaker, Francesco Marullo, and, our current fellow, Fosco Lucarelli (Microcities and SOCKS).

The School of Architecture at UIC promotes architecture as a cultural practice of organizing information, of intelligently identifying and deploying patterns—conceptual, visual, structural, behavioral, and material—in the world. The program prepares its graduates to project all scales of these spatial and organizational patterns through the systematic development of an aesthetic attitude, a technical confidence, and a theoretical opportunism.

When deployed creatively, architecture and urbanism are two of the most powerful tools available to remake the world as an artifact of our desires, ethics, and ideologies. Informed by a contemporary and historical understanding of its discipline and location, the School of Architecture ventures to liberate and install new forms of collective association and material arrangement through all media of architectural design and research. Consistent with this commitment, the School recognizes its primary mission to prepare graduates to think, negotiate, and collaborate through all genres of design; to direct diverse project teams; and to generate design artifacts and arguments with a contemporary cultural and disciplinary resonance. Successful candidates will share this ambition.


Please submit the following materials as one (1) pdf to the Garofalo Fellowship Search Committee via email to garofaloapply [​at​]

– Curriculum vitae with three references
– Fellowship research proposal consisting of a statement of intent (500–700 words) as well as a portfolio of selected research projects and previous design work in connection with the proposal (30 pages maximum)

Applications must be received by 11:59pm CST on January 19, 2018. Finalists should be prepared to visit the School for an interview and public presentation in early March 2018.


As an EOE/AA employer, the University of Illinois will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

For more information about Doug Garofalo and the Fellowship, please visit the  Garofalo Fellowship page of our website. 

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