Fellowships in Architecture focuses on the projects of Fellows working from 1960 to the present, unfettered by corporate structure and the demands of the marketplace. Rather than confining itself to one architect’s viewpoint, author Monica Ponce de Leon explores a panoply of architecture and design visions through the creations of nearly sixty cutting-edge talents, with an emphasis on three of the most important. The book draws on Fellows from the University of Michigan, the Muschenheim Fellowship, the Oberidick Project Fellowship, and others. A wealth of color photographs and illustrations are included.
The Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning at the University of Michigan offers three fellowships in the areas of architectural research and design instruction. The exemplary work of 57 of these fellows is the subject of this book, and honors the history of design excellence at the University.
The Muschenheim Fellowship offers design instructors early in their career the opportunity to develop a body of work in the context of teaching. Muschenheim fellows play a significant role in the definition of studio culture while pursuing their own creative endeavors. Proposals for the Muschenheim Fellowship focus upon the development of a specific centering upon a particular set of pedagogical themes to be engaged in the studio context.
The Oberdick Project Fellowship facilitates the development and realization of a significant exploration into some aspect of architectural speculation and production. Projects may range from the exploration of emergent building, fabrication, and environmental technologies to the realization of architectural works and endeavors typically unsupported within conventional models of practice.
The Sanders Fellowship supports individuals with significant, compelling and timely research dealing with architectural issues. Research can encompass architectural, urban, landscape, or cultural history or theory; architectural or environmental technology; or design studies.