Monthly Archives: February 2018

French Heritage Society Architect in Residence

French Heritage Society Architect in Residence (Chateau de Chambord, Fall 2018)

CHATEAU DE CHAMBORD
2 POSITIONS AVAILABLE

ORGANIZATION:
French Heritage Society
7 rue Lincoln – 75008 Paris
01 40 70 07 57

CONTACT PERSONS :
Diane de Roquette-Buisson and Amy Fienga – Chairmen :
students@frenchheritagesociety.org
Inès Sauzet-Fontanel – Event and Development Officer :
ines@frenchheritagesociety.org

PURPOSE: The Château de Chambord welcomes each year an artist/architect in residence in the Château for a 3-month period in the Fall. The Château is looking to welcome an architect wishing to pursue a personal research ideally linked to heritage, education and historic architecture in France. In addition to time allocated for personal research, the successful candidate will be asked to work on an architectural project on the theme: “Chambord – 500 years after”, contributing their ideas to a virtual architectural project.

QUALIFICATIONS: student in Master / PhD or post-doc in Architecture

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

Good working knowledge of French (B1 level)

DATES: October to December 2018 (12weeks)

RESIDENCY LOCATION: Château de Chambord, 41250 Chambord

HOUSING: Housing possibilities are available on site, to be organized directly with the Château*. The Château de Chambord is quite isolated and surrounded by a vast forest. It is strongly advised for the architect to be comfortable in an isolated setting and to have a good command of French. The architects will be expected to work on his own on his personal project. The cultural team of the Château is present throughout the duration of the residency to support the student. Having an international driver’s license is strongly advised as well as ability to drive a manual car in order to enjoy autonomous discovery of the Loire Valley. The culmination of this residency will be a presentation to our association’s Young Friends Circle during a cultural cocktail in Paris.

STIPEND: $5000

VISA: no visa – valid American passport

MEALS: not included

INSURANCE: Medical insurance and civil liability provided by the student

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 20th, 2018

Apply at students@frencheritagesociety.org

* FHS does not intervene in the logistics of housing/meal.

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2018 Pocantico Fellowship

Online Application Now Available

Apply today. Applications due March 30.

The Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship is a two-week residential fellowship in historic preservation that provides the opportunity to reside and work in the historic Marcel Breuer House at Pocantico Hills, NY from Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 29, 2018. Anticipate arrival Monday, July 16 afternoon.

Funded by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Pocantico fellowship is structured to provide professionals with two weeks of dedicated time for a defined project with significant benefit to the preservation field.

The project must be of significant benefit to the preservation field, such as work on a book, long article, or key speech/presentation on the future of preservation, sustainability and historic preservation, re-imagining historic sites, urban issues and preservation, gentrification and density, or another topic of key importance to the preservation field.

In addition to lodging, Rockefeller Brothers Fund will provide approximately $125/week for food. In addition, transportation to and from NYC will be covered, while the National Trust will fund other reasonable domestic transportation costs. International travel will not be reimbursed.

What to Expect? Hear from the 2015 and 2016 Pocantico Fellows, and how they used their two-weeks at the Marcel Breuer House in this Preservation Leadership Forum Blog post.

Application and Eligibility

  • Applications will be accepted from professionals in preservation or related fields. There are no restrictions on where applicants are applying from, but note transportation reimbursement above.
  • Application deadline is Friday, March 30 for the July 2018 Fellowship.
  • The Pocantico Center Fellow for 2018 will be selected by the Pocantico Center Preservation Fellowship Selection Committee and will be notified in in late-April, early-May.
  • Applicant must be available for the duration of the fellowship at the Marcel Breuer House—July 16 to July 29, 2018.
  • Applicant should be prepared to submit a follow-up summary after the fellowship to Preservation Leadership Forum for future content, such as a conference session, blog post, article for Forum Journal, etc.)
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation staff are not eligible to apply, but staff at co-stewardship or affiliated sites can apply.

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BURSARIES Vernacular Architecture Group Spring Conference 3rd-7th April 2018

SPRING CONFERENCE BURSARY – 2018

The 2018 Spring Conference of the Vernacular Architecture Group will be held at Bangor
University in North Wales from Tuesday 3 April until Saturday 7 April 2018. During the day members will tour the locality, visiting and interpreting lesser traditional buildings; lecturesand discussions will be held in the evenings. The visits will cover Anglesey (Wednesday), the Denbighshire Clwyd and Upper Dee valleys (Thursday) and the Conwy valley (Friday). Evening speakers will include Andrew Davidson, David Gwyn, Richard Suggett and Richard Bebb.

The Vernacular Architecture Group is able to offer three bursaries to assist registered
students or professionals in the early years of their career to attend the Conference. The
Committee is aware that the cost often makes attendance difficult for students and others who might benefit from the lectures and discussions, and from the opportunity to meet people active in the field. There is no age limit, and both full-time and part-time students are welcome to apply.

Applicants must normally be students of vernacular architecture or a related discipline, or early career professionals working in the field. They should send brief details including a list of academic courses and any special reasons for attending this conference to help in the selection of appropriate candidates. Candidates will be expected to show evidence of an active interest in vernacular architecture and explain how they hope to benefit from attending the conference.

Find the relevant documentation and application forms here>>

CSGNT Young Persons Travel Grant

The High Line in New York, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore and the Bosco Verticale in Milan are just some of the world-renowned examples of green infrastructure which are already being used to inspire the development of projects in central Scotland. By applying for our travel grant of up to £1,000 (£500 if visiting an initiative in the UK), you could be in with a chance to visit anywhere in the world to learn more about green infrastructure projects like these and to bring the knowledge back to the Central Belt.

Deadline for applications is midnight 1 April 2018. 

Full details and how to apply.

Volunteering Opportunity: Place and Design Panel (West Dunbartonshire Council)

Volunteering Opportunity: Place and Design Panel (West Dunbartonshire Council)

Are you passionate about the importance of place making and the role of good design in our built environment? Are you willing to contribute your expertise and enthusiasm to making a difference to design quality in West Dunbartonshire?
West Dunbartonshire Council is looking for people to join their Place and Design Panel; a new venture in early engagement and impartial, objective dialogue with upcoming development. The Place and Design Panel will play a key role in raising the quality of design development, improving the health, well-being, aspirations and economic fortunes of West Dunbartonshire.
The closing date for applications is Friday 1st June 2018.