Endowment & Funds

Associates Endowments

A number of supporters of the School join the USC Associates, creating an endowment, whose funds are used to enhance the School’s programs.


Elizabeth and Verle Annis Faculty Research Endowment

An endowed fund in support of faculty research providing an annual award for a research project by a School of Architecture faculty member. The criteria for the award is that the project results in a scholarly publication in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, or building science. The fund honors the memory of Verle Annis, former professor at the School of Architecture, and his wife Elizabeth, an alumna and scholar at USC.


Verle and Elizabeth Annis Lectures in Architecture

This endowed fund was a gift of the estate of Elizabeth Annis. Its purpose is to bring scholars of architecture who have international prominence in academics and the profession to the USC School of Architecture.


Thomas J. Barrack, Jr. and Gin D. Wong, FAIA Lecture

This endowment, funded by USC alumnus Tom Barrack and USC Life Trustee and architecture alumnus Gin Wong (B.Arch. 1950), provides support for a lecture to be given by a distinguished international designer.


The Benefactors for the Future Endowment

The Benefactors for the Future provide program and scholarship support of the School of Architecture.


The Blurock Family Endowment for Publication

The endowment supports current and future publications that advance knowledge in the fields of architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, historic preservation and building science. It provides funds for the production of books and films related to design, theory, technology, and practice in these fields. The endowment was founded in 2003 by William E. Blurock, FAIA, (B.Arch. 1947), the1993 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus award.


Danielian Family Endowment

This endowment honors two USC School of Architecture alumni, Arthur C. Danielian (B.Arch. 1963) and his son, John Arthur Danielian (B.Arch. 1995). The annual income of the endowment provides important funds to support programs of the School as determined by the Dean.


Gustav Eiffel Research & Publication Fund

This fund established by William & Edna Blurock and John A. Martin provides funds for research and the publication of Gustav Eiffel’s international work.


Cecil Amelia Blaffer Furstenberg Endowment

Established by Princess Furstenberg in 1999, this endowment provides funds that support USC architecture’s program at Le Centre d’Etude d’Architecture et d’Urbanisme in Saintes, France. The program conducted each fall, offers a full semester of classes taught by a combination of USC faculty and noteworthy French architects. 


Flewelling & Moody Endowment

This endowment, established in 2001 by the partners of Pasadena-based Flewelling & Moody, is designated for capital improvements and a maintenance endowment for Harris Hall, designed by Ralph Carlin Flewelling in 1940. It is commemorated by the Flewelling & Moody Design Studio in honor of the firm’s founder, Ralph Carlin Flewelling, and his son, Ralph Hunter Flewelling, a 1952 alumnus of the School. The second-year design studio is located on the second floor of Harris Hall.


James N. Gamble Historic Preservation Endowment Fund

Established by James N. Gamble, the grandson of the original Gamble House owners, Mary and David Gamble, this fund supports the preservation and educational activities of the Gamble House, in perpetuity. The fund allows for immediate restoration work on the house, provides long term funds for preservation and funds the James N. Gamble Director of the house.


Donald C. Hensman Publication Fund

This fund was established by family, friends and professional colleagues in memory of Donald C. Hensman (B.Arch. 1952), and is designated for the publication of Buff & Hensman, a monograph on the architectural collaboration of Donald C. Hensman and Conrad Buff, III. Publication is scheduled for Fall 2003 by the Architectural Guild Press.


The Langdon Family Endowment

The Langdon Endowment provides annual funds to support the School of Architecture’s students and programs as determined by the Dean.


Jo Ann and Delbert La Vigne Endowment

This endowment provides designated funds for the Dean’s use in promoting the stated objectives of the USC School of Architecture.


The Linkus Family Fund

An annual fund established by USC Provost Associate, parent and friend of the School of Architecture provides support for academic enrichment of the undergraduate and graduate programs.


Pierre Koenig, FAIA Endowment

The endowment memorializes Pierre Koenig, FAIA (B.Arch 1952), internationally recognized architect, building innovator, USC School of Architecture faculty member for over 40 years and 1998 Distinguished Alumnus. Funds are designated for the support of undergraduate and graduate students in the School. The fund recognizes his career as the architect of masterpieces of the Case Study movement and other award-winning buildings.


The Della and Harry MacDonald Endowment

This endowment, established by Harry MacDonald (B.Arch. 1944) and Della MacDonald, provides funds for the academic enrichment of architectural studies and programs at the School as determined by the Dean on an annual basis.


Joseph and Rosemary Madl Fund

Established in 1975, this endowment is designated for worthy and appropriate educational programs by the School of Architecture as determined by the Dean of the School.


Anthony A. Marnell, II, Italian Architecture Studies Program

Anthony Marnell’s endowed gift provides scholarship and program support for the School’s study-abroad program in Como, in northern Italy. The program, conducted each spring, offers a full semester of classes taught by a combination of USC faculty and noteworthy Italian architects. Classes are conducted in a highly integrated atelier format reminiscent of the great European design studios.


MOCA Internship - Richard Koshalek

Established to recognize MOCA and Richard Koshalek, the recipients of the 1996 Parkinson Spirit of Urbanism Award. This internship provides a talented student with paid internship work experiences at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


Robert Allen Rogaff Endowment

An endowed fund in memory of alumnus Robert Allen Rogaff (B.Arch. 1960) supports special academic programs at the School as selected by the Dean on an annual basis.


The Constance Marsili Schafer Fund

The Constance M. Schafer fund is an endowment from the estate of Mrs. Schafer, an alumna of the class of 1943, that supports the School’s programs in perpetuity.


USC School of Architecture Alumni Heritage Fund

This endowment will provide annual funds to students, faculty and/or alumni to assist them in furthering the objectives and reputation of the School. Established under the leadership of Clinton Ternstrom, founding members’ leadership gifts are matched by Anthony A. Marnell, II. The founding members established the fund to continue the long and distinguished tradition of excellence in architectural education at USC.


Emmet L. Wemple Endowment for Landscape Architecture

An endowed fund that honors award-winning landscape architect, Emmet L. Wemple, FASLA, the 1988 Distinguished Alumnus and former faculty member of the School for 40 years. Mr. Wemple established landscape architecture studies at USC. The endowment supports landscape architecture studies at the School.


Ira E. Yellin Lectures on Urbanism Endowment

This endowment, funded by the proceeds of the USC Architectural Guild’s 1998 Parkinson Spirit of Urbanism Award, honors Ira E. Yellin for his commitment to the enrichment of the urban environment. It supports the Ira E. Yellin Lecture on Urbanism.


Nabih Youssef Lecture on Structural Design Innovation

This endowment, funded by USC Architectural Guild Life Member Nabih Youssef, provides support in perpetuity for a lecture to be given by a distinguished structural designer.