The American Architectural Foundation Announces the 2015 Sustainable Cities Design Academy Grantees

The American Architectural Foundation announced this week eight grantees for its 2015 Sustainable Cities Design Academy (SCDA) sessions. These eight public-private development teams will receive leadership training and technical assistance at one of two design workshops in Washington, DC. The selected applicants are:

  • Englewood Square Corridor – Chicago, IL
  • Municipal Farms Sustainable Reuse Site – Kansas City, MO
  • City of Las Vegas Downtown Centennial Plan Cultural Corridor Connector – Las Vegas, NV
  • The Harbor District – Wagon Works – Milwaukee, WI
  • Rail-Arts-River – New Brunswick, NJ
  • Produce Terminal Smallman Street – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Strip District Riverfront Park – Pittsburgh, PA
  • Wasco Farmworker Housing Project – Wasco, CA

These project teams, consisting of city leaders, developers, and design professionals will collaborate with AAF’s national sustainable design team of experts in intensive charrettes June 10 –12 or August 5 – 7.

Since establishing SCDA in 2009, AAF has served over 50 project teams in cities across the United States through the generous support of program sponsor United Technologies Corporation.


Established in 1943 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., the American Architectural Foundation (AAF) is dedicated to utilizing the power of architecture and design to improve lives and transform communities. Through its programs, AAF provides design leadership and sustainability programs to architecture, design, education, public policy, urban planning, and preservation.

Media Contact:

Elizabeth Okeke-Von Batten
Program Director, Sustainable Cities Design Academy
[email protected]


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