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The California Architectural Foundation promotes healthy and sustainable communities through support of research and education.

Bridging the academic and professional worlds, CAF facilitates public programming, including exhibitions, workshops, competitions and symposia; shares knowledge through publications, forums, and diverse media; supports scholarship through research and dialogue; builds strong partnerships and collaborations; and awards academic and professional excellence.

CAF’s Programs

Melton A. Ferris Scholarship established as a fund for architecture students honoring the contributions Mel Ferris made during his 25 years as Executive Vice President of the AIACC… Read more.

To support the efforts of teachers and architects in the classroom, an online edition of the BEEP handbook is published…Read more.
turnbull William Turnbull Jr., FAIA Environmental Education Grant is initiated. This program has evolved into a ideas design competition…Read more.
Nathaniel A. Owings Award moves from AIACC to CAF to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the preservation of nature in relation to the built environment.
Paul W. Welch, Jr. ARE Scholarship Award created to recognize the significant contributions of California interns at early stages in their careers…Read more.