The Graham Foundation is sad to lose an important member of our family: Carter H. Manny, Jr. (November 16, 1918–February 1, 2017). Mr. Manny served the Foundation since its inception in 1956, first as a trustee, then as the director from 1971, and after his retirement in 1993, as director emeritus.
During his long service as director, Mr. Manny oversaw the award of more than $10,000,000 to over 1200 projects, to support publications, exhibitions, and research by individuals and organizations across the United States and abroad. He also oversaw a robust public program of talks, symposiums, and exhibitions by architects and scholars from around the world at the Foundation’s Madlener House in Chicago.
Since 1996, every year the Graham honors the legacy of Mr. Manny with the Carter Manny Award, one of the most prestigious awards given to doctoral students working in the field of architecture in the United States and Canada.
[Image: Carter H. Manny, Jr. (right) with R. Buckminster Fuller (left), 1965, Graham Foundation, Chicago. Photo: Arthur Siegel.]