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U-SoA Honored with 2019 Graham Foundation Grant for Professors Deupi and Lejeune's “Cuban Modernism”

House of Rufino Alvarez, Mario Romañach, Reparto Biltmore (1957), Mario J. Romañach Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania.
By Silvia Alvarez

House of Rufino Alvarez, Mario Romañach, Reparto Biltmore (1957), Mario J. Romañach Collection, The Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania.

U-SoA Honored with 2019 Graham Foundation Grant for Professors Deupi and Lejeune's “Cuban Modernism”

By Silvia Alvarez
Publication editors are Victor Deupi and Jean Francois Lejeune.

The Graham Foundation announced the award of 54 new grants.  The award-winning, innovative projects are led by eminent and emerging architects, artists, curators, filmmakers, historians, and scholars, among others.
 
The new grantees join a worldwide network of individuals and organizations that the Graham Foundation has supported over the past 63 years. In that time, the Foundation has awarded more than 4,600 grants in its role as one of the most significant funders in the field of architecture.

Victor Deupi, (co-editor, with Jean Francois Lejeune) shared, “We are honored to be a part of this project and dedicate it to the generation of modern Cuban architects and their families who have been so supportive throughout the process”.

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edificio apartamentos vedado
Max Borges, Anter Building, El Vedado, 1954, Max Borges Jr. Collection, Falls Church, VA.

Sports Center Cuba
Nicolás Arroyo and Gabriela Menéndez, Palacio de los Deportes, Havana, ca. 1958, “Nicolás Arroyo and Gabriela Menéndez Papers,” University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables FL, Cuban Heritage Collection, CHC5489.

Tropicana
Max Borges, “Arcos de Cristal,” Tropicana Cabaret, Havana Cuba, ca. 1958, Max Borges Jr. Collection, Falls Church, VA.

Biscayne
Enrique “Henry” Gutiérrez, Humberto Alonso, Fraga Associates, First Federal One Biscayne Tower First National Bank, Miami FL, 1973, “Humberto Alonso Papers,” University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables FL, Cuban Heritage Collection, CHC5476.