Name Dropping


credit: Flickr by Jeua

When Balazs Bognar moved to Tokyo from Urbana, Ill., at age 17, he had no idea he'd end up living there for the rest of his life.

"He would take me and my mom and my brothers to cities around the country around his research and work on buildings," the 45-year-old architect tells the News-Gazette.

"I'm definitely the apple that didn't fall far from the tree."

Bognar went on to earn a master's degree in architecture from Harvard in 2000 and a bachelor's in architecture from the University of Illinois in 1996.

Now a partner at Kengo Kuma & Associates in Tokyo, Bognar has designed buildings in more than 30 countries, including the main stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Red Bull Music Academy in Tokyo, and the Portland Japanese Garden cultural village in Oregon, among others.

"I was surprised by the impact, of the cornfields and grain silos, and the beauty of the land," he tells the News-Gazette.

"It is nostalgic for me, but also the overlap with minimalist Japanese aesthetics."

Bognar's father, Botond Bognar, is the Edgar A.afel chair in architecture at the University of Illinois.

His brother, Aman Bali Read the Entire Article


Selected Grant News Headlines

A customized collection of grant news from foundations and the federal government from around the Web.

Schools Are Divesting From Arts Education as Covid-Era Federal Funds Evaporate

"The arts help us learn to be more than consumers," Lakeisha Steele tells Truthout. "They teach problem-solving skills, train children to work together and develop empathy for others." Steele...more

Du'S Touted Prison Arts Program Canceled by Colorado Corrections

A "revolutionary arts and humanities collaboration" between the University of Denver and the Colorado Department of Corrections has gone dark. The Prison Arts Initiative, a multiyear contract...more

Detroit Youth Arts Program Bolstered by $75K Grant from the Nea

Detroit's young artists are getting a boost from a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Detroit Excellence in Youth Arts program, a partnership between Connect Detroit and...more

As It Happened: Gulf News and Being She Excellence Awards 2024

The president of the University of Dubai was among dozens of women honored for their achievements in business, health, media, the arts, and technology at the fourth annual Excellence Awards in Dubai...more

Women Only: Indian Links in Kings Birthday Honours 2024

Three women from Australia's Indian community have been named in the country's Order of Australia for their contributions to society. Harinder Kaur, 29,Niharika Hiremath, 29, and Sakshi Thakur,...more

Seize the Day! 50 Unforgettable Summer Activities

It's that time of year again: the time of year when many of us crank up our air-con and head out for a dip in the pool. But what if we told you that summer is also a great time to get outside and...more

Ht Exclusive: Indian-American Entrepreneur Pritika Mehta'S Vision for Aspiring ...

"San Francisco is about the same size as my hometown, Chandigarh," Pritika Mehta tells Hindustan Times. "But this small city has changed the world.... The kind of conversations that happen...more

Orange Education Foundation Honors 'People of Excellence'

The superintendent of New Jersey's Orange Public School District has resigned, effective immediately, in the wake of what the district calls a "personnel matter." The resignation of Ronald Lee,...more

City Awards $75000 in Community, Youth and Arts Grants

The city of Fremantle, Australia, has given more than $66,000 to 11 community, youth, and arts organizations in a bid to "make Freo a more inclusive, vibrant, and creative place," Mayor Hannah...more

An Invitation to Attend the Second Annual Blackshires Leadership Program Graduation
Foundation: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

The Blackshires Community Empowerment Foundation is a not-for-profit that works to "empower and enrich the Black community in the Berkshires and surrounding areas," according to its website. It's...more






Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Social Entrepreneurs to Get Free WiFi Access


iPass, a telecommunications provider, will give free internet access to 100 non-government organizations (NGOs) for a year as they work in dangerous countries to help its poor and underserved populations.



Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs


Special Data Collections and Statistical Studies | Homeland Security, Research, Testing, Evaluation, and Demonstration of Technologies | Projects with Industry | Training Interpreters for Individuals who are Deaf and Individuals who are Deaf-Blind | Regional Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (REMAP) Research Projects | Payments to States in Lieu of Real Estate Taxes | Morris K. Udall Scholarship Program | Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program | | Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2024 Copyright Michael Saunders