The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) offers one-year fellowships in the areas of design instruction and architectural research. The fellowships are geared toward focusing and expanding design research, energizing the architectural curriculum with current discourse, as well as confirming an academic career path for candidates in the formative stage of their professional lives. Innovative and emerging designers, architecture practitioners, and scholars are encouraged to conduct design research and to participate in the SARUP community through the teaching of studios and seminars. Areas of fellowship focus have included:

Architectural Activism Fellowship provides support to a scholar whose work focuses on matters of contemporary urgency. These could include equity in the built environment, environmental justice, collaborative modes of practice, the role of inclusive architecture education, relationships between identity and design, investigation into climate change mitigation connected to social and environmental justice, and other topics.

Innovation in Design (IID) Fellowship provides an opportunity to develop a thematic body of work within the context of studio teaching which focuses on innovative design praxis. The IID Fellowship links design research with studio pedagogy, using the studio as a laboratory for design investigation.

Advancing Contemporary Theories (ACT) Fellowship provides an opportunity to take a leading role in the study and teaching of contemporary architectural theory. The ACT Fellowship links design studio and seminar instruction with research in timely architectural criticism in areas such as landscape urbanism, digital design theory, contemporary culture, etc.

Current Fellows:
Debbie Chen

Past Fellows:
Sarah Aziz, 2020 – 2021
Lindsey Krug, 2020 – 2021
José Ibarra, 2019 – 2020
Michael Jefferson, 2019 – 2020
Antonio Furgiuele, 2015 – 2017
Tao Sule DuFour, 2014 – 2015
Filip Tejchman, 2013 – 2014