Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship Fund

In 2020, the creation of a new scholarship fund was established in honor of Allan J. Dehar, FAIA. Allan was a prominent Connecticut architect with a practice in New Haven. From humble beginnings in Dearborn, Michigan, he attended a local trade school for drafting and then Lawrence Technological University. After working for Minoru Yamasaki in Michigan, he moved with Eero Saarinen & Associates to New Haven, where he worked on the TWA Terminal at Idlewild (now Kennedy) Airport in New York City and the St. Louis Arch. His eponymous firm, Allan Dehar Associates, was responsible for numerous award-winning projects throughout New England. For many years, Allan served as the Chair of the Connecticut Architectural Licensing Board. In addition, he was a regional Director for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). For service to the profession, he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. Allan was a generous supporter of the architectural profession and, more specifically, the Connecticut Architecture Foundation.

The Dehar Scholarship Fund will focus on students from the Connecticut Vocational/Technical School system and accredited architectural programs at Connecticut Community Colleges. The Fund recognizes the need to encourage and support architectural students from all walks of life.

Contributions to the Dehar Scholarship Fund

or can be directed to:

Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o AIA Connecticut
370 James Street, Suite 402
New Haven, CT 06513