Research Grant Proposals in 2014

CPF is now accepting new Research Need Statements for projects that may qualify for research grant awards in the $100,000 to $400,000 range in 2014. Click here for complete details on our research grant award procedure and criteria. Grantseekers should study the Mission, Purpose, Goals, Strategic Based Research Program, and RNS Guidelines documents. Research Need Statements are welcomed at any time and the timing of funding decisions will be made as Research Need Statements are received. Address inquiries to Executive Director Mark Perniconi at (360) 326-3767 or

CPF to Update Design Management Guide

In 2011, the Charles Pankow Foundation, in conjunction with the Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), published the Design Management Guide v1.0 (DMGv1.0). DMGv1.0 was always intended to be a living document and CPF is leading an effort to identify chapters to be updated and additional information to be added. The goal is to publish Design Management Guide v2.0 by the fall of 2014 to coincide with the DBIA Conference and Expo in November. Read More

New Research Products Now Available

During the past year CPF grantees completed and released new research products by the UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech, The University of Michigan, The University of Notre Dame and The University of Washington. Read More

Builder, Leader, Visionary

Our founder, Charles J. Pankow, distinguished himself as an entrepreneurial builder, then as a construction industry leader, and finally as a visionary industry benefactor, energizing innovation in the building industry that he loved. Learn more about his life and legacy.

Purdue University Hosts the Charles Pankow Collection

The Charles Pankow Collection is a Digital Archive permanently housed at the Purdue University Libraries. The Digital Archive is titled "Advancing the Construction Industry through Innovation". Read More

Now Available to Purchase

While architects have been the subject of many scholarly studies, we know very little about the companies that built the structures they designed. A Better Way to Build: A History of the Pankow Companies is a study in business history as well as civil engineering and construction management. Read More

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