The Civita Institute is pleased to announce a new fellowship offering, the Drexler Family Diversity Fellowship, established through the support of Mark Drexler, to promote and encourage a more culturally and ethnically diverse participant base for The Civita Institute Fellowship Program and The Civita Institute.

The Drexler Family Diversity Fellowship (DFDF) provides sponsorship of a thirty day Civita Institute fellowship for an applicant who self-identifies as a member of a historically underrepresented group. The DFDF will provide a stipend in the amount of $2,000.00 to one Drexler Family Diversity Fellow each year. In addition to the fellowship stipend, lodging for one month at the Civita Institute facilities in Civita di Bagnoregio is included. The stipend may be used for living expenses and/or air travel. Applicants must have 3 years of work in their field and meet The Civita Institute criteria for fellowship selection.

The first application round for the 2018 Drexler Family Diversity Fellowship will open in early February 2018. Check here for updates.

About Mark Drexler
As a student at the University of Washington in 1976, Mark Drexler was fortunate to be selected as a participant in The Department of Architecture and Planning Architecture in Rome and Italian Hill Town programs. Under the tutelage of Professor Emeritus Astra Zarina, Mark lived and studied in Rome, and Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy. It was the latter location that would resonate deeply with Mark during his student days, and lead to a lifetime affiliation with, and affection for Civita and its residents.  
Mark and his wife Ann became Founding Donors of the Civita Institute in order to contribute to sustaining the legacy of Professor Zarina, and Civita di Bagnoregio. The Drexlers shared their passion for Civita with their family as Mark and Ann’s three daughters, Alexandra, Mackenzie and Delaney, their grandson Carter, and Mark’s parents Esther and George became frequent visitors to Civita.
In addition to their support of Civita Institute, the Drexler Family maintains a commitment to being advocates for a society that represents and supports the diversity that our world reflects.  The confluence of these ideas lead to the formation of The Drexler Family Diversity Fellowship, allowing those from different backgrounds and cultures to share an experience, and to be the beneficiary of an opportunity for growth, in this special place that has been life changing for Mark.

Announcing our 2018 Fellows!

We are excited to announce our 2018 Fellows—Laura Bartunek, Taehyung Kim, Luann Bice and Jean Hicks. Read more about their proposed projects.

A huge thank you to our esteemed 2018 jury—S. Surface; Ellen Ziegler; Lesley Bain, FAIA; Jon Gentry, AIA; and Stephen Day, AIA.

2018-2019 Northeast Chapter Fellowships

The application period for the 2018-2019 Northeast Chapter Fellowship opens Feb 2, 2018. All required materials must be received by midnight (EST) April 2, 2018. For more inforamtion, visit the Northeast Chapter page of our website. 

Northeast Chapter Announces 2017 Fellows

The Northeast Chapter of the Civita Institute is pleased to announce three new fellows of the Institute. 

Gary Hall, Gary Hall Photography
Making architectural photographs of Civita and the surrounding landscape in the tradition of 19th century photographers using a large format camera and black & white film.
Julie Morningstar, AIA, BLT Architects
How Public Infrastructure Can Be Served by Design to Serve Communities
John Rahill, AIA, Black River Design, Architects
A proposal to study potential sustainable design and retrofit strategies for the town of Civita di Bagnoregio.
Submitted proposals for work and study in Civita were selected in a juried process on May 6, 2017, by the following jurors who generously donated their morning. 
Norma Barbacci, Norma Barbacci Historic Preservation Consultants LLC and Founding Member, Civita Institute, Northeast Chapter; Robert Dreesen, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Cambridge University Press; Cristina Puglisi, Deputy Director, American Academy in Rome; Stephanie Gelb, FAIA, Past Vice President of Architecture and Design, Battery Park City Authority; David Harvey, Principal, Harvey Marshall Berling Associates and Andrew Tesoro, Principal, Andrew Tesoro Architects.