April 4, 2016

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Washington, D.C. – April 4, 2016 — The AIAS Honor Awards were developed to publicly recognize outstanding achievements by students, educators, and practitioners who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the education and development of architecture students. Each year the AIAS honors individuals and groups for their exemplary work in areas such as leadership, collaboration, scholarship and service.

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is pleased to announce the jury for the 2016 AIAS National Honor Awards. The jury will be chaired by National Vice President, Joel Pominville, Assoc. AIA and includes:

Katherine Eton, Assoc. AIA, AIGA – VOA Associates, Architectural Designer
Rachel Law – AIAS Northeast Quadrant Director | Ryerson University
Jim Lutz, AIA – University of Minnesota School of Architecture
Sadie Meyer – AIAS Chapter President | University of Kentucky
Obiekwe Okolo, Assoc. AIA – OPX, Chief Operating Storyteller | AIAS National Past Vice President
Carol Pedigo, Hon. AIA – AIA Middle Tennessee, Executive Director
Victoria Pham – AIAS Chapter President | University of Massachusetts –Amherst
Gervais Tompkin, AIA, LEED AP – Gensler, Principal | Workplace Sector Leader


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We are honored to have every one of these distinguished individuals serving on the Honor Awards jury this year. Individuals in this jury include past award recipients, former jury members, leaders in the industry and current members of the AIAS Council of Presidents. They represent a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, which will lend well to determining the winners of the highest honors the AIAS provides.

The deadline for nominations has been extended to April 15th, 2016.



The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. For more information, visit www.aias.org or call Jessica Mason at (202) 808-0079.