$20k by 2020 Campaign

Our Commitment

The Architecture Foundation of Georgia (AFGA) was established in 1971 to support and enhance public understanding about the value of architecture in creating more healthy, sustainable, meaningful and beautiful buildings and communities.  To advance this mission, we invest in the next generation of architects who will create diverse spaces, places and communities.

Today’s high cost of education poses a significant challenge to students seeking professional degrees in architecture.  The average cost of tuition for a bachelor of architecture degree is $19,800 – $26,500 per year; while the average cost for a masters in architecture in about $30,000 per year.  The average debt of an architectural degree is $38,175.  In fact, research shows that for every $1,000 in increased tuition costs leads to a 5% enrollment drop.

Giving Tuesday

You can help.

The Foundation hopes to continue its legacy of investment in future architecture leaders by raising funds to cover its scholarship programs.  Join us by contributing to the 20 by 2020 campaign.  Our goal is to award $20,000.00 in scholarships to students at SCAD, Kennesaw and Georgia Tech in 2020.

Our success depends on your support.  We kick off our 20 by 2020 campaign on GivingTuesday – December 3, 2019.  GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.  GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on December 3rd, and throughout the year.

Giving Tuesday is right around the corner on December 3, 2019. Set a calendar reminder to give or pledge on #GivingTuesday or give today by card or check below!



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“Being a recipient of a scholarship from the Architecture Foundation of Georgia was an enormous encouragement.  It affirmed for me that I was qualified to pursue my dreams, as well as helping to ease some of the financial strain of going to graduate school.  In a field as challenging and competitive as architecture can be, receiving this scholarship helped make my dream a reality.”

Sarah Laudeman, Georgia Institute of Technology

This scholarship program was previously named the Dorothy Spence Memorial Scholarship in recognition of the longtime Executive Director of AIA Georgia and eloquent advocate of architecture in Georgia. The program assists students during one of their final two years of professional architecture studies in the state of Georgia.

This scholarship program honors the late John D. Mulford III. John D. Mulford, III was a graduate of Southern Polytechnic State University with a Bachelors degree in Architectural Engineering Technology. The program assists students during one of their final three years of professional architecture studies at his alma mater, Southern Polytechnic State University.

Marci B. Reed, former Executive Director of the Architecture Foundation of GA and Robert E. Reed, III, her husband an a graduate of the Georgia Tech Architecture Program endowed the Foundation to support graduate students in architecture at Georgia Tech focusing their studies on sustainable design and construction practices.

This scholarship program endowed by Savannah architect, Gerry Cowart, honors the late Sarah Hall Cowart and helps to remove the financial burden of students attending Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) who want to attend the national AIA Student leadership conferences but do not have the means to do so on their own.

This new scholarship program is initiated and in partnership with the Georgia College of Fellows.

Stories that Inspire

Breck Small

“Architecture school is the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever faced. This scholarship has allowed me to travel and study freely during my thesis year and I am incredibly grateful. It has been an honor to receive it!”

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Matt Finn, AIA, RA

“Encouragement in the form of a scholarship from the Architecture Foundation of Georgia let me know that I was on the right track. The monetary gift alleviated some of the financial burden of schooling most of all…”

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Audrey Davenport

“The pursuit of a degree in architecture is not an easy road to travel. The Architecture Foundation of Georgia helped pave the road for a less rocky journey…”

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More Resources

  • Leadership (Board and Staff)
  • History of the Architecture Foundation of Georgia
  • List of Scholarship & Grant Recipients
  • Innovation Grant
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