The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

Through our grants, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation seeks to improve the built environment, to enhance the city through the arts, to use investigative reporting to strengthen our democracy, and to ameliorate the effects of low wages.

The 2014 Driehaus Foundation Awards for Architectural Excellence in Community Design

On February 20, 2014, over 1,500 people celebrated The Power of Neighborhoods at the 20th Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards. The event honored the achievements of 10 awardees, including the recipients of the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Award for Architectural Excellence in Community Design.


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Meet Our Consultants

This year we are pleased to be working with a group of seasoned MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation consultants. Pictured from left to right: Jerry Fuller, Deborah Epstein, Beth Downs, Caroline O’Boyle, Bea Bosco, and Eric Ziegenhagen at a recent roundtable discussion ...

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2015 Built Environment Symposium: The Chicago Tradition in Architecture: Inspiration or Artifact?, October 9 and 10, 2015.

Where is the legacy of Chicago’s great building tradition in today’s Chicago architecture? What aspects of this tradition are still relevant and how should we use them?

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Kim Coventry Featured in North Shore Weekend

By David Sweet

For more than 20 years, Kim Coventry – a native of Carmel Valley, Calf. – quietly ran an eponymous firm focused on publishing that highlighted old-line names in the North Shore and Chicago.

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Mayor Emanuel Receives Angel Guild Award

On May 1, 2014, The Historic Chicago Bungalow Association honored Mayor Rahm Emanuel with their Angel Guild Award. Richard Driehaus presented the award to the Mayor for his commitment to Chicago families and neighborhoods. The award is named after Angel Gilding, a decorative technique used in Chicago Bungalow art glass ...

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Two New Program Officers Join the Foundation

The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation is delighted to announce the arrival of two recently appointed Senior Program Officers: Geoffrey Banks and Julia Mayer.

 

Geoffrey Banks most recently served as Director of Programs & Partnerships at the Illinois Humanities Council, where he was responsible for arts and culture programs and grant-making. He ...

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