August 27th, 2011

AIA Awards Task Force

AIA Firm Award winners and Gold Medalists names are chiseled into a wall at AIA headqarters in Washington, DC

Earlier this year, Oystertree Principal Casius Pealer was appointed by AIA President Clark Manus to an AIA Awards Task Force.  The task force’s charge is to conduct a comprehensive review of all award programs, including the AIA Firm Award, Gold Medal, and 25 Year Award, along with other Institute awards and co-sponsored design awards.  In addition to individual award issues such as submission criteria, judging criteria, jury process, recognition, notification plan, and ceremony venue, the task force will make recommendations on how to strengthen and promote AIA awards overall for the benefit of the profession and the public.

AIA Awards Task Force meeting
(photo: Jeff Potter, FAIA)

The task force met in person and via phone on August 24, and is scheduled to provide a report to the Secretary for review and consideration by the AIA Board of Directors at its December 2011 meeting in Washington, DC.




Other AIA Awards Task Force members include:

Steven K. Alspaugh, AIA (AIA Committee on Design)

Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA (AIA Gold Medal recipient)

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA (AIA Secretary)

Robert Hull, FAIA (Architecture Firm Award recipient)

Robert Ivy, FAIA (AIA EVP/CEO)

William E. Leddy, FAIA (AIA Committee on the Environment)

Andrea P. Leers, FAIA (Architecture Firm Award recipient)

Sharon C. Park, FAIA (Former GM/FA Jury Chair)

Thompson E. Penney, FAIA (Former AIA President)

Jeff Potter, FAIA (AIA First Vice President)

Lauren Marie Thomson, Assoc. AIA (AIA National Associates Committee)

David Thurm, Esq., Hon. AIA (Former AIA Public Director)

David G. Woodcock, FAIA (AIA Historic Resources Committee)


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