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Lenore M. Lucey honored with 2018 Kemper Award

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) bestowed Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA, with the 2018 Edward C. Kemper Award. Named in honor of the AIA’s first executive director, the award is given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to the AIA.

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2018 AIA Gold Medal awarded to James Stewart Polshek

Polshek is the 74th recipient of the Gold Medal. He joins the ranks of such visionaries as Frank Lloyd Wright (1949), Louis Sullivan (1944), Le Corbusier (1961), Louis I. Kahn (1971), I.M. Pei (1979), Thom Mayne (2013), Julia Morgan (2014), Moshe Safdie (2015), Denise Scott Brown & Robert Venturi (2016), and Paul Revere Williams (2017).  In recognition of his legacy to architecture, Polshek’s name will be chiseled into the granite Wall of Honor in the lobby of the AIA headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Snow Kreilich Architects receives the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award

The Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) voted for Snow Kreilich Architects to receive the 2018 AIA Architecture Firm Award.  The AIA Architecture Firm Award, given annually, is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm and recognizes a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

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AIA/HUD Secretary Awards recognize four outstanding housing projects

The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Housing Knowledge Community, in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), recognized four recipients of the 2016 AIA/HUD Secretary Awards. The categories of the program include (1) Excellence in Affordable Housing Design (2) Creating Community Connection Award (3) Community-Informed Design Award and (4) Housing Accessibility – Alan J. Rothman Award. These awards demonstrate that design matters, and the recipient projects offer examples of important developments in the housing industry.

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GSA retrofit project in Portland, Ore., recognized with AIA ‘Top Ten Plus’ Prize

The Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building in Portland, Ore., has been named the winner of the American Institute of Architects Top Ten Plus award for demonstrating “quantifiable metrics demonstrating the true impact the sustainable design has achieved.” The award was announced by the AIA and its Committee on the Environment (COTE). The U.S. General Services Administration building was selected in 2014 as a recipient of the AIA/COTE Top Ten Project Award program. The designers are SERA Architects and Cutler Anderson Architects,

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