The American Institute of Architects, Inland California (AIAIC) is pleased to provide architecture student scholarships to support the education of future architects from the San Bernardino and Riverside area! Awards range from $1000-$5000 at the discretion of the AIAIC. Students attending architecture school at California Baptist University, Cal Poly Pomona, San Bernardino Community College and Mt. San Antonio Collage are eligible to apply for these scholarships that support both the students and the schools in our region. Students may apply in either timeframe, summer or winter, but not for multiple scholarships within the same year. Women and students from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The AIAIC scholarships are competitive and the AIAIC reserves the right to not award scholarships at its sole discretion.
The Scholarship program runs in two cycles; and applications are due June 1 for the summer round of review, and December 1 for the winter round of review. June scholarship winners are awarded for the fall semester, December winners for the spring semester.
The scholarship program memorializes important regional architects. In the summer, we recognize G. Stanley Wilson and Julia Morgan. In the winter, we recognize Herman Ruhnau, Henry Jekel, and Clinton Marr. Special additional scholarships are named for Robert Kain. The scholarship program is funded largely by the annual golf tourney and private donation.
Eligibility: Current students from the four approved regional schools may apply for the Memorial Scholarships.
Process: Applicants must submit their respective applications no later than 11:59 pm on or before the date noted above. Application materials include a resume with current GPA, unofficial transcripts, one page letter of career goals, and sample portfolio (all submitted as a single PDF). Please note that there are two different dates depending on the scholarship applied for.
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Questions pertaining to the application may be addressed to the AIAIC Executive Director, at email@example.com.
The memorial scholarships and details about their namesakes are as follows:
1. G. Stanley Wilson Memorial Scholarship in Architecture Excellence, Application Deadline: June 1.
- (1897-1958) G. Stanley Wilson was born in Bournemouth, England in 1879, and he came to Riverside with his family in 1895 at age 16. He began his career as a carpenter in 1901 in Riverside. His first major project was Greystones, working for Donald J. McLeod, at 6190 Hawarden Drive. His first important commission was a house for C.O. Evans, in 1908, at 4622 Indian Hill Road. The huge 10-room, two-story house was constructed of redwood, brick, and concrete, with a double-gabled roof and half-timbered walls. In 1909, he opened his own office and began to work on projects for Frank Miller at the Mission Inn. He worked under architect Myron Hunt on the Spanish wing including the dining room and Spanish Art Gallery. In 1915, he built his own home, a five-room bungalow on the southwest corner of Market and Fourth streets. He lived there with his wife, Mildred, and growing family. In 1926, they added a second story and in 1927, the Casa De Anza Hotel with several apartments was added next door.
- Wilson obtained his architect’s license in 1923 from the International Correspondence School. In 1924, he was hired as the architect for the Alvord School rebuilding project. Records indicate that the Alvord School rebuilding project was Wilson’s first solo project. Later, Wilson became Frank Miller’s architect at the Mission Inn and designed and built the Rotunda and the St. Francis Chapel. He died on September 22, 1958. G. Stanley Wilson was interred on September 24, 1958 at Evergreen Memorial Historic Cemetery, Riverside’s first cemetery. He is buried alongside many of the city’s founders.
- Wilson also built many other notable buildings in Riverside that can still be seen. Records indicate that all of his buildings, with the exception of Alvord School, are on the Riverside Historic List.
- Works include:
- Park Avenue Baptist Church built of adobe in 1925 (3878 Fourteenth)
- Simmons Mortuary in 1925 (3610 Eleventh Street)
- Aurea Vista Hotel in 1927 (3480 University Avenue)Palm Elementary School in 1927 (6735 Magnolia Avenue)
- J.R. Willis Building in 1927 (4336 Market Street)
- Riverside City College Quadrangle from 1923 to 1950 (Terracina Avenue)
- Grant Elementary School in 1935 (4011 Fourteenth Street)
- St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church Convent and School in 1938 (3360 Twelfth Street)
- All Saints Episcopal Church in 1948 (3847 Terracina Avenue)
- International Wing of the Mission Inn & St. Francis Atrio and Chapel, 1929, 1931
2. Julia Morgan, FAIA Memorial Scholarship for Women in Architecture, Application Deadline: June 1
- (1872 – 1957) Julia Morgan, renowned California architect par excellence, broke many molds in her long and distinguished career. She began that quest as the first female student in the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley, then as the first woman admitted to the prestigious architecture program at l’École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and first woman architect licensed in California. Finally, in 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) posthumously awarded her the AIA Gold Medal, their highest award.
- Morgan was notable during her lifetime, among other commissions for her extensive work on William Randolph Heart’s Castle, “La Cuesta Encantada” in San Simeon, California. At Hearst Castle and other structures, Morgan pioneered the aesthetic use of structural (steel reinforced) concrete, including the 72 ft tall tower at Mills College. Structural concrete proved to have superior seismic performance during the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
- Julia Morgan’s affiliation with Riverside came in 1929 with her commission to design the Riverside YWCA in the heart of the Riverside Civic Center. At the direction of the YWCA leadership, Morgan rendered the building in Mediterranean Revival Style, featuring Palladian balconies and window set, ornate wrought iron railings and construction from reinforced concrete. Morgan’s YWCA had meshed perfectly with the Mission Inn and other civic structures in the burgeoning Civic Center, all in variations of the Spanish Colonial Revival. The YMCA opened in 1929 and stands proudly today as the home of the Riverside Art Museum.
- “My buildings will be my legacy… they will speak for me long after I’m gone.” –Julia Morgan
3. Robert Kain, AIA Memorial Scholarship for the Advancement of Healthcare Design at Cal Poly Pomona, Application Deadline: June 1
4. Herman Ruhnau, FAIA Memorial Scholarship in Design Leadership, Application Deadline: December 1
- (1912-2007) Ruhnau was the son of a German artist and was born in Santa Barbara, California, but also lived in Pasadena, California, and then Riverside, California where he graduated from Riverside’s Poly High School in 1928. He studied architecture at the University of Southern California and served as an architect in the United States Navy during World War II. After the war he settled in Riverside where in 1957 he founded the architectural firm known today as Ruhnau Clarke Architects. Ruhnau made many contributions to Southern California’s Inland Empire. Since the 1950s he designed many of the region’s homes, libraries, banks, schools, churches, and government facilities. Some of his most notable projects include: Riverside City Hall, Riverside County Administrative Center, Sherman Indian High School, downtown Riverside’s Main Street pedestrian mall, and the Corona Naval Hospital. Ruhnau also designed a colonial-style mansion in Rubidoux in 1955 for restaurant owner and horse breeder Tiny Naylor that is now the headquarters of the Riverside County parks department. In 1974 Ruhnau was inducted into the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects. He received a lifetime achievement award from the AIA Inland Chapter in April, 2006.
- Projects Include:
- Agricultural Sciences Building and Batchelor Hall, University of California Riverside
- Southern California Gas Company, Riverside
- Sovereign Savings and Loan Building, Riverside
- City Police Building, Riverside
- Sage’s Market, San Bernardino
- Redlands Community Hospital, Redlands
- Owl Service Rock Building, Redlands
- Baldwin Stocker Elementary School, Arcadia
5. Clinton Marr, FAIA Memorial Scholarship in Design Practice, Application Deadline: December 1
- (1925-2016) Born in September of 1925 in Ontario, California, Clinton Marr grew up in Riverside. He joined the Navy Air Corps during World War II. He chose to go into architecture because of its freedom of expression. From 1947 to 1953, he attended University of Southern California School of Architecture on the G.I. Bill. A. Quincy Jones was one of his instructors and Pierre Koenig was a classmate. He was influenced most by the post- and-beam structural framing method, which he later used in the design of his own home (1954). While in school, he worked part-time for Albert C. Martin and Associates in downtown Los Angeles. After graduation he worked for Clare Henry Day in Redlands and Herman Ruhnau in Riverside before opening his own office in Riverside in 1956. Marr designed an impressive number of commercial, industrial, institutional, educational, and residential buildings in Riverside. He helped establish the Inland Chapter of the AIA and was its president in 1964 after being elected to the AIA College of Fellows. His building for the Lily Tulip Corporation (1958) at 800 Iowa Avenue established his reputation, because it was such a large and prestigious commission. Some highlights of his work are the Wesley United Methodist Church (1956) and Provident Federal Savings and Loan Building (1962). Clint lived in Riverside in a house he designed and built for his family in 1954. The post and beam home was set on an acre with an active orange grove and expressed his design philosophy that a building should fit its environment.
- Projects include:
- Residence, 6816 Hawarden Drive, Riverside (1954)
- Wesley United Methodist Church, 5770 Arlington Avenue, Riverside (1956)
- Security First National Bank (University Branch), University Avenue (1957)
- Lily Tulip Cup Corporation Building, 800 Iowa Avenue, Riverside (1958)
- Best Best and Krieger Law Offices, 4200 Orange Street, Riverside (1958)
- Hays Residence, 2750 Rumsey Drive, Riverside (1959)
- Clark Residence, 6720 Oleander Court, Riverside (1959)
- Standard Insurance Company Building (Riverside School District Headquarters),
- 3380 14th Street, Riverside (1961)
- Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 891 W. Blaine Street, Riverside (1961)
- Provident Federal Savings and Loan Building, 3656 Central Avenue, Riverside (1962)
- Grace United Methodist Church, 1085 Linden Street, Riverside (1966)
- Riverside Municipal Airport Building, 6951 Flight Road, Riverside (1968)
- John North High School, 1550 3rd Street, Riverside (1964)
- George Washington Elementary School, 2760 Jane Street, Riverside (1964)
- Riverside Office of Education, 3939 13th Street Riverside
- Kinkle, Rodiger, Graf, Dewberry & Spriggs Law Office, 3393 14th Street (1969)
- Immanuel Lutheran Church, 5455 Alessandro Boulevard, Riverside (1969)
- First Baptist Church, 5500 Alessandro Boulevard, Riverside (1964)
- Johnson Tractor Company Sales and Service, 800 East La Cadena Drive, Riverside (1963)
- Swarner, Fitgerald & Dougherty Law Offices (RCHF), 4275 Lemon Street, Riverside (1966)
- University Christian Church, 1363 Linden Street, Riverside (1964)
- Neblett Residence, 6744 Oleander Court, Riverside (1965)
- Bowker Residence, 1145 Via Vallarta, Riverside (1967)
- Divine Word Seminary, 11316 Cypress Avenue, Riverside (1965)
- Provident Bank, 1690 E. Florida Avenue, Hemet
- Provident Bank, 125 E. Citrus Avenue, Redlands (1965)
- Evergreen Masonic Center, 5801 Chicago Avenue, Riverside (1976)
- Western Municipal Water District, Riverside (1984)
- Hall of Justice (Superior Courts), 4100 Main Street, Riverside (1987)
- Barrie Residence (2004)
- *From city of Riverside Modernism context Statement
6. Henry L.A. Jekel Architecture Memorial Scholarship in Architecture Excellence, Application Deadline: December 1
- (1876-1960) “Henry L. A. Jekel, Famed Architect, Dies at 84” cried the Press Enterprise, May 25, 1960. On his death, Henry Jekel had lived half his life in Riverside, designing over seventy-five houses, and many commercial buildings, including the Neighbors of Woodcraft Home, now the James Complex at California Baptist University, and the famous Benedict’s Castle (Castillo Isabella). He had risen to top of the city’s civic leadership and gained renown in the region for his engineering prowess and his mastery of the Spanish Colonial Revival, Tudor Revival, and related architectural styles of the 1920s and 30s.
- His homes including his own home at 5063 Magnolia Avenue, often suggested Spanish architecture with tile roofs, uneven roof lines, metal grill work, arched windows and patios.
- He designed the Mediterranean Villa built for Harry Hammond on Victoria Hill, and homes built for such Riverside notables as A. N. Sweet (4447 Seventh St.), G. A. Hammer (4563 Prospect Ave.), Fred Stebler (4522 Sixth Street), E. P. Clarke (5125 Ramona Drive), Walter Banks (3105 Pine St.) and many others. His reputation spread throughout Southern California where he gained commissions in Laguna Beach, Palm Springs, San Bernardino, Hemet and elsewhere. Probably his last work was the remodeling of quarters for the Banks Drug Store, in what is now the Mission Inn Foundation Museum, northeast corner of Mission Inn Avenue and Main streets, in 1948.
- Henry Jekel came to Riverside after an illustrious career in eastern skyscraper design and construction, where he helped launch the American skyscraper Revolution. He was also associated with nationally prominent building and construction activities with the Thompson Starrett Co., reputedly the world’s largest construction firm at the turn of the century, and the George A. Fuller Company, the first general contractor in the world. In 1902, as a young man he was architect for the Pennsylvania Building, Philadelphia’s first steel frame building, a seventeen story Beaux-Arts Classical masterpiece. He also designed the Westory Building in Washington, D.C. in 1907, that city’s first steel-frame skyscraper. While in Washington, he worked in the Office of the Supervising Architect, Department of the Treasury, where he lent his skills to assisting with the design of the expansion of the Treasury Building.
- Jekel first visited Riverside in 1909, where he landed a job with architect Seeley L. Pollar, staying with him until hired by noted architect Myron Hunt, who brought him on to engineer the Churrigueresque tower of the First Congregational Church. He and Mrs. Jekel lived Riverside from 1911 through 1913 while the Congregational Church tower was being constructed, and Jekel was drafting the Churrigueresque detail for the craftsman casting the artificial stonework. They returned afterward to Buffalo, New York, Jekel’s birthplace, and came west again after World War I, first designing a group of homes in Pasadena. They became permanent residents of Riverside in 1921.
- Narrative provided by – Dr. Vincent Moses
7. Community College Special Access Scholarship, Application Deadline: June 1
- This scholarship is meant to support our local students who are making their way into the profession through starting first in community college.
ROBERT KAIN MEMORIAL AIAIC SCHOLARSHIP (For new Freshmen only)
- This scholarship provides an annually recurring $1,000 award to a graduating high school student in the chapter region, up to $5000 total over 5 years. The scholarship is renewable for up to four additional years, or a total of $5000, with details for maintaining eligibility below. Applicants must apply for the initial scholarship, and once approved, must provide an update through essay and portfolio each year afterwards to maintain this scholarship support from the chapter. The AIAIC provides up to 5 scholarships per year. The application deadline is June 1 for the following academic year. To apply for this scholarship please send a letter of interest and high school transcripts in pdf form to the AIAIC Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIAIC GLOBAL TRAVEL GRANT PROGRAM
- This grant provides architecture programs in the region travel programming support to reinforce the value of global travel and studies for architecture students. Cal Poly Pomona and California Baptist University each receive $2500 annually from the AIAIC in support of student global travel based on available funds.
Additionally, the California Architecture Foundation offers the following:
THE KAIN SCHOLARSHIP
Founded by AIA California’s Healthcare Facilities Forum Committee in memory of their colleague, the Robert J. Kain Healthcare Design Education Scholarship, known as The Kain Scholarship, strives to encourage and support architecture students interested in pursuing a career in the design and delivery of hospitals and healing environments. With forces that continually shift and improve healthcare delivery, this scholarship opportunity supports the importance of developing the next generation of architects to create the innovative design and delivery needs of tomorrow’s healthcare facilities. The application deadline is normally in September, please click the link below for more information on the California Foundation website: https://calarchfoundation.org/the-kain-scholarship/