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Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship

Douglas A. Garofalo Fellowship 2018–2019
Call for Applications

About the Garofalo Fellowship

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 studio and seminar courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and conduct independent design research. The fellowship also includes a public lecture and exhibition in the spring.

For almost twenty-five years of full-time teaching and professional practice, Doug Garofalo, FAIA, was at the forefront of introducing advanced digital and conceptual models to architectural design and education. In collaboration with small offices in New York and Cincinnati, Garofalo Architects realized the earliest significant digitally-informed project in the United States, the Korean Presbyterian Church of New York in Queens (1996-99), which augured not only a new style of contemporary architecture but perhaps more radically a new way of practicing architecture.

UIC is one of the nation's major urban public research universities. From this context, the School of Architecture maintains that the purpose of architecture is to anticipate, provoke, and challenge. Our students and faculty confront the unknown, imagine new worlds, and realize design propositions. Successful candidates will share these ambitions and global perspective. 

Please submit the following materials as one (1) pdf to the Garofalo Fellowship Search Committee via email to

  • One-page statement and fellowship work proposal (500-750 words)
  • Curriculum vitae with three references
  • Maximum of 30 pages documenting selected design work and/or research

Application must be received by 11:59pm CST on January 19, 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, national origin, and veteran or disability status.