IDC Foundation Gifts $650,000 To Support Higher Education in Architectural Design, Engineering, And Building Construction

The IDC Foundation announced today that it has awarded $650,000 in grants to support higher education in architectural design, engineering, and building construction at five institutions in the Greater New York City area. The five institutions are as follows:

  • Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation;
  • New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design;
  • New York University Tandon School of Engineering;
  • Pratt Institute;
  • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.

Each of the institutions received in June $130,000 to support scholarships, fellowships, and student experiences including travel for undergraduate and professional students preparing for careers in fields relating to architectural design, engineering, and building construction. Of that amount, $100,000 will support scholarships and/or research fellowships; $30,000 will enrich student experiences including travel to explore design and construction practices abroad.

These grants bring the Foundation’s total grantmaking to $7.98 million since March 2018, when its grantmaking began. All of that funding has supported institutions of higher education in these fields in Greater New York City.

The Foundation is a legacy of the Institute of Design and Construction, the former Brooklyn-based, nonprofit, technical college that educated more than 30,000 students between its founding in 1947 and its voluntary closing in 2015. The Foundation focuses particularly on funding transformational programmatic initiatives that promote innovative approaches to education in those industries and enhance the learning experience of students.

“The IDC Foundation is excited to increase its grantmaking to advance the training of students in Greater New York City in architectural design, engineering, and building construction,” said Raymond R. Savino, President of the IDC Foundation. “In doing so, the Foundation extends the legacy of the Institute of Design and Construction by advancing opportunity in Greater New York City to new generations seeking to study, join, and lead those industries.”

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