The IDC Foundation is the legacy of the Institute of Design and Construction. The Foundation provides grants to educational institutions in Greater New York City to advance research and the training of students in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction.

RECENT GRANTS

The IDC Foundation has made grants totaling $9.9 million to the following educational institutions to support the initiatives described below:

Funding from the IDC Foundation supports faculty leadership and interdisciplinary research at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. It encourages the development of new housing models urgently needed to address shifts in demographics, household composition, challenges of climate resilience, affordability, and the widening inequality gap. The funding has helped to launch an interdisciplinary research initiative, the Columbia GSAPP Housing Lab, and to fund the IDC Foundation Professorship of Housing Design, the first endowed professorship dedicated to the Architecture program.

IDC Foundation funding will create the IDC Foundation Art, Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (AACE) Lab at Cooper Union to serve as a catalyst for integration across disciplines. Other grants fund scholarships, fellowships, and student experiences to support and encourage students pursuing careers in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction.

IDC Foundation funding will infuse NYIT’s School of Architecture and Design with a collaborative “culture of making” by exploring latent potentials at the boundaries of architecture and medical and health professions and combining design thinking with advanced digital technologies and sophisticated fabrication equipment in state-of-the-art facilities. Other grants fund scholarships, fellowships, and student experiences in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction.

The IDC Foundation has endowed the IDC Design and Construction Chair in the Tandon School’s Department of Civil and Urban Engineering. The IDC Chair leads NYU Tandon’s efforts to establish the IDC Foundation Initiative for Construction Innovation, envisioned as an industry-supported center that conducts world-class, research, educational, and outreach activities. Other grants fund scholarships, fellowships, and student experiences in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction.

IDC Foundation funding will enable Pratt Institute to create a New Technologies and Fabrication Research Initiative that will address the critical need for advanced experience-based learning that provides research and entrepreneurial skills for undergraduate architecture students. Other grants fund scholarships, fellowships, and student experiences in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction.

RECENT NEWS

IDC Foundation issues 2018 Annual Report, February 2019

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