Jonathan Bell (Critic, Interior Architecture) and Ian Baldwin are recipients of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation’s 2018 Richard R. Blinder Award for their project, SLICE: The Inhabited Facade.
This competitive grant is “presented biennially to an architect or other professional in a related historic preservation field for a proposal exploring architecture and preservation. … The proposal must advance architectural preservation in the United States.” Bell and Baldwin’s research began with RISD Professional Development Grant funding in 2016. The Fitch award will allow them to continue their research into a prototype strategy for incremental reinhabitation of underused urban building stock. An exhibition and publication are planned in 2019.