The Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF) recently announced the creation of a new scholarship fund in honor of Allan J. Dehar, FAIA, a prominent Connecticut architect with a practice in New Haven. From humble beginnings in Dearborn, Michigan, he attended a local trade school for drafting and then Lawrence Technological University. After working for Minoru Yamasaki in Michigan, he moved with Eero Saarinen & Associates to New Haven, where he worked on the TWA Terminal at Idlewild (now Kennedy) Airport in New York City and the St. Louis Arch. His firm, Allan Dehar Associates, was responsible for numerous award-winning projects throughout New England. For many years, he served as the chair of the Connecticut Architectural Licensing Board. In addition, he was a regional director for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). For service to the profession, he was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows.
The Dehar Scholarship Fund will focus on students from the Connecticut vocational/technical school system and accredited architectural programs at Connecticut Community Colleges. The fund recognizes the need to encourage and support architectural students from all walks of life.
Contributions to the Dehar Scholarship Fund can be directed to: Allan Dehar Memorial Scholarship Fund % AIA Connecticut 370 James St., Suite 402 New Haven, CT 06513