SAIC Grad Student Awarded Architectural Writing Fellowship
The Art Institute of Chicago’s Architecture and Design Department announced on July 31 that Katy Loeb (Dual MA 2014) was chosen as the 2013 recipient of the $5,000 Schiff Foundation Fellowship for Critical Architectural Writing. Loeb plans to use this award to fund her travel and research in the United States and Israel related to her thesis project on indigenous fiber artist Marie Watt. Loeb received the fellowship for her essay “Test Site Frontiers & Simparch's Clean Livin’,” which examines an artist colony housed in a remote former military base in Utah redesigned by the architects Matthew Lynch and Steven Badgett of Simparch. Loeb’s portfolios, selected by an independent jury of distinguished local and national architects, will become part of the permanent collection the Art Institute of Chicago based on her selection for the award.