Oct 21st 2021

College of Architecture Launches Rowe Fellows Program

The Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture is pleased to announce an exciting new teaching and research opportunity: the Jeanne and John Rowe Fellows Program, generously funded by Jeanne and John Rowe.

Rowe Fellows will spend two years teaching in the college while they pursue a funded research project intended to advance the study of the built environment across a number of issues, ranging from architecture, urbanism, and landscape architecture, to structures, building systems, professional practice, and more.

“Thanks to the vision and generosity of the Rowes, we will be able to welcome some of the field’s brightest minds to our community,” says Rowe Family College of Architecture Dean Endowed Chair Reed Kroloff. “In addition to our highly regarded professional programs, we have a distinguished history of research here at Illinois Tech. This program reinforces that and extends it to a generation of emerging academics who are pushing the boundaries of research and practice.”

At Illinois Tech, the Rowes have supported distinguished faculty, student success efforts, scholarships, and summer learning initiatives. They have also funded several endowed positions in the College of Architecture, including the dean, as well as an endowed chair in sustainable energy.

“We have strong ties to the College of Architecture and fully support Reed’s vision for the school. We are pleased to play a part in bringing his vision to fruition through the Rowe Fellowship Program,” the Rowes say. “Bringing promising young faculty to the college will ensure that Illinois Tech and the College of Architecture remain on the cutting edge of higher education."


Applications for the inaugural fellowships are now open, with the selection process beginning in January 2022 for the following academic year. For those interested in applying for a Rowe Fellowship Program, please see the posting at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website.