The CREATE 2020 Fund is a key component in elevating LAEP's national competitiveness, which resulted from 5 years of intensive rebuilding and investment in the Department. The Fund’s purpose is to position students in LAEP to compete effectively with peers from leading programs nationally by elevating excellence in design education. The Fund provides strategic resources for this purpose through differential tuition.
During fall and spring semesters, students, faculty and LAEP Advancement Board members submit proposals outlining how they would like to see differential tuition funds spent. Proposals are then voted on by the student body and faculty and funded until the semester's resources are exhausted. Some on-going proposals may be funded for up to two years. The CREATE 2020 Steering Committee, comprised of both students and faculty, ensures no more than 20% of all available funds will be earmarked to meet the needs of on-going proposals.
What we've done*:
Total - $245,000 | 75 proposals funded
2019 - $52,797
Visiting Practitioner Fund | New Projector in Junior Studio | Overhead Power Source | Screening of Five Seasons | ASLA Student Chapter Support | Mindfulness Workshop | Grad Research Fund | CliftonStrengths Assessment for Students
2018 - $63,091
National ASLA Conference Attendance | Portfolio Design Workshop | Bioregional Planning Forum | 3D Printers | Sketch Workshop | Watercolor Class | Thesis Review | Studio Storage Space
2017 - $82,155
Standing Desks | Digital Plant Library | LARE Prep Materials | Cafe Tables and Chairs in Common Studio | Mike Lin Workshop | Studio Rendering Stations | Internship Bulletin Board | Graduate Studio Gathering Space
2016 - $32,436
National ASLA Memberships | Speaker Series Support | Careers Coordinator Support | Laser Cutter in Maker Space | Drones | Trace Paper in Studios | Plotter Printer in Maker Space | ASLA Design Competition Workshop
2015 - $14,519
Chairs for Common Studio | Access to Leading Publications | Recording of Speaker Series | Professional Cutting Board in Maker Space
*Totals are categorized by fiscal year, July 1 - June 30. For a complete list of funded proposals, and the dollar amount contributed to each, please see the LAEP front office staff.
Students at the National ASLA Conference in 2019
Jim Richards presents to students during sketching workshop