Did you read this news brief in the most recent Chronicle of Philanthropy?
University Allows Donor to Pick Architect
The University of Southern California has cancelled all bids to hire an architect for a new $90-million business-school building so that a donor can choose the design firm. Several firms spent months of labor and an estimated $100,000 each hoping to win the project for the Darla Moore School of Business before the university abruptly canceled the bids, according to The State newspaper in Columbia. The business school’s private foundation will pay an estimated $4-million or more to a New York fork chosen by the school’s benefactor, the financier Darla Moore.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
April 22, 2010
Volume XXII, No. 11