The Foundation works by funding educational programs and opportunities, providing grants for research and awarding scholarships to promising students pursuing an education in architecture. All funds come from donations and bequests from individuals and firms.

The Foundation was established in 1978 by the Connecticut Society of Architects (Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects) as an independent organization to raise and distribute funds. Over the last forty (plus) years close to $600,000 in scholarships have been awarded to recipients. All recipients have a connection to Connecticut, which is required. The number of scholarships and the dollar value have increased over the years.

The CAF has had a long-standing relationship with the Architecture Resource Center from the time of its founding as a ‘K-12 Education In Architecture’ program in 1991. Additionally, the Foundation participates in the Connecticut Science Fair, awarding monetary prizes to projects related to buildings and the environment.


2022 Officers
Stephanie Degen-Monroe, AIA           Robert E. Swain, Jr., AIA         Nancy Clayton, AIA       Robert Golde, FASLA
         President                                             Vice President                      Secretary                              Treasurer

John P. Franzen, FAIA                          Jay M. Brotman, AIA
        Assistant Treasurer                           Past President


Randall Anway, AIA Cassandra Archer, AIA Angela Cahill, AIA
Paolo Campos, AIA Tanya Cutolo, AIA Michael J. Crosbie, FAIA
Elizabeth (Tina) Greco, AIA Thomas McC. Haskell, AIA Peter J. Newman, Associate AIA
Ilona Prosol, P.E. LEED AP BD+C Arthur L. Sanders, AIA Kermit Thompson, FAIA Emeritus