Sarah Herda, Graham Foundation

TITLE: Director

FUNDING AREA: Architecture

CONTACT: SHerda@GrahamFoundation.org, (312) 787-4071

PROFILE: Sarah Herda has been director of the Graham Foundation since 2006, making waves for her young age (32) at the time of her hiring. Her bio for the Archeworks Symposium reads:

Sarah Herda is the Executive Director of the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. Founded in 1956, Graham Foundation is the only private foundation in the United States committed to providing project-based grants to individuals and institutions working to address issues related to architecture and the built environment. In addition to the funding program, Herda oversees a public program of exhibitions, lectures, and publications produced at the foundation’s headquarters in the historic Madlener House in Chicago. Herda was the Director/Curator of the Storefront for Art and Architecture, a non-profit exhibition space in New York City, from 1998-2006. While in that position she mounted over forty diverse exhibitions. Herda is active in the design community and serves on numerous advisory boards and review panels related to architecture, art, design and related fields.