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AIAS Honor Awards Nomination

Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has functioned as an intercollegiate network and representational voice for architecture students. The AIAS is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to linking its student constituents to the diverse academic, social, and creative opportunities that are critical in their development as design professionals.

At the heart of all AIAS activities is a cooperative effort designed to transform today’s student into the architect and design professional of tomorrow. This includes not only an active and involved student membership, but also a close and mutually supportive role for faculty, professionals, the design community and the corporate community who contribute to the advancement of the art and science of architecture.

Each year the AIAS honors individuals and groups for their exemplary work in areas such as leadership, collaboration, scholarship, and service. 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.

 

SCHEDULE

January 1, 2014 Nominations will open after Forum 2013 in Chicago, Illinois
April 1, 2014 All Materials must be submitted to
April 2014 Awards Jury to facilitate by Vice President Jennifer Taylor
July 24, 2014 Announcement of the recipients at the 2014 Grassroots Leadership Conference
December 2014 AIAS Honor Awards Ceremony at FORUM 2014

 

AWARDS

Chapter Honor Award

The highest award bestowed upon an AIAS chapter for its consistent growth and stability while providing outstanding educational and professional programs to its members and others.

 

Chapter President Honor Award

Awarded to an AIAS chapter president for his or her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the consistent growth and development of the AIAS at his or her school.

 

Community Service Honor Award

The highest award conferred by the AIAS to individuals, chapters, or chapter programs that have helped achieve the mission of the AIAS, “to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration.”

 

Special Accomplishment Honor Award  

Awarded to an individual or AIAS chapter for establishing, participating in, or executing a program that yields substantial achievements towards the increase of membership, chapter support, funding availability, or civic engagement.

 

Student Research Honor Award

Awarded to an individual or team of students in architecture programs who have exhibited a significant understanding and insight into a topic related to the achievement of design or architectural education and practice.

 

Educator Honor Award

The most prestigious award that the AIAS confers on an AIAS faculty advisor or educator whom has exhibited outstanding contributions to the formal and informal education of architecture students.

 

Freedom By Design Honor Award

The highest award bestowed upon an AIAS Chapter’s Freedom By Design Program for radically impacting the lives of people with accessible design.

 

2014 AIAS Honor Award Submission

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Submitted digitally in PDF format (page dimensions not to exceed 8.5”x11”) and a file size under 10 MB

Limited to the page specifications stated in each award’s submission requirements (page limit does not include intern compensation waiver)

Please note that the use of photos, memorabilia and other supplemental materials is strongly encouraged within the required format. Videos and animations will be accepted but count toward the file size limit. The materials must be submitted to . Please contact Vice President Jennifer Taylor with any questions at .

Intern Compensation Waiver

 

Download the 2011-2012 AIAS Honor Awards Submission Packet here.

 

 

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CHAPTER HONOR AWARD

The highest award bestowed upon an AIAS chapter for its consistent growth and stability while providing outstanding educational and professional programs to its members and others.

Nominations for the AIAS Chapter Honor Award are judged on the following criteria:

• Outstanding accomplishment in the conception, development and delivery of creative programs for its membership, school faculty, school administration, practicing professionals and the public;

• Exemplary involvement with campus, community and professional organizations, as well as local businesses, the design and construction industries and others;

• Active, consistent and involved membership throughout the year; and

• Effective chapter executive committee, providing consistent leadership and chapter representation on issues affecting architecture at the campus, community, and national levels.

• Clarity, visual quality and strength of submittal

The following are required:

• Completed Intern Compensation Waiver

• Nomination Statement: 4-5 sentences to briefly explain reasons for nomination

• Chapter executive committee names and titles with descriptions of duties and responsibilities;

• Total change in number of members from previous year;

• Copy of itemized chapter budget;

• Calendar of chapter programs and brief description;

• One letter of nomination from the AIAS member initiating nomination;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter advisor;

• Two additional letters of support;

• Up to ten pages (total sides) to exhibit the character and atmosphere of the chapter.

• One copy of chapter newsletter and other publications (if available);

• Copies of all meeting agenda and minutes (if available);

   • The total document should not exceed 25 pages

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CHAPTER PRESIDENT HONOR AWARD

Awarded to an AIAS chapter president for his or her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the consistent growth and development of the AIAS at his or her school.

Nominations for the AIAS Chapter President Honor Award are judged on the following criteria:

• Strong financial stability or initiating new methods of chapter funding to establish stability;

• Motivated, energetic, and involved membership;

• Motivated and energetic chapter executive committee exhibiting cooperative skills and a desire and ability to present successful programs;

• Prominence within the architecture program and with the appropriate administration and faculty; and

• Exemplary involvement with campus, community, and professional organizations, as well as local businesses, the design and construction industries, and others.

• Clarity, visual quality and strength of submittal

The following are required:

• Nomination Statement: 4-5 sentences to briefly explain reasons for nomination;

• Completed Intern Compensation Waiver;

• One letter of nomination from the AIAS member initiating nomination;

• One letter of support from the dean or department chair;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter advisor;

• One additional letter of support;

• Résumé, curriculum vitae or other brief description of the nominee’s experiences;  

• Description of the specific accomplishments of the nominee as they pertain to the evaluation criteria;

• Supporting materials that help exemplify the unique and special accomplishments of this candidate. Supporting material shall not exceed 15 pages.

    • The total document shall not exceed 25 pages.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR AWARD

The highest award conferred by the AIAS to individuals, chapters, or chapter programs that have helped achieve the mission of the AIAS, “to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration.”

Nominations for the AIAS Community Service Honor Award are judged on the following criteria:

• Applicant’s efforts to achieve the mission of the AIAS “to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration”;

• Exemplary level of engagement with the community; and

• Outstanding creativity of program or project.

• Clarity, visual quality and strength of submittal

The following are required:

• Nomination Statement: 4-5 sentences to briefly explain reasons for nomination;

• Completed Intern Compensation Waiver;

• One letter of nomination from the AIAS member initiating nomination;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter president;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter advisor;

• One additional letter of support;

• Résumé, curriculum vitae or other brief description of the nominee’s experiences (if applicable); and

• Description of specific services performed by the nominee or the program as they pertain to the evaluation criteria specified.

   • The total document shall not exceed 20 pages.

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SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT HONOR AWARD

Awarded to an individual or AIAS chapter for establishing, participating in, or executing a program that yields substantial achievements towards the increase of membership, chapter support, funding availability, or civic engagement.

Nominations for the AIAS Special Accomplishment Honor Award are judged on the following criteria with awards given to individuals whose submission materials exemplify outstanding contributions in areas such as (but not limited to):

• Individual AIAS chapter programming that has yielded substantial achievements towards, but not limited to, the increase in membership, chapter support, professional development, funding, or civic engagement

• Special student contributions to the success of the chapter or a program

• Clarity, visual quality and strength of submittal

The following are required:

• Nomination Statement: 4-5 sentences to briefly explain reasons for nomination;

• Completed Intern Compensation Waiver;

• One letter of nomination from the AIAS member initiating nomination;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter president;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter advisor;

• One additional letter of support;

• Résumé, curriculum vitae or other brief description of the nominee’s experiences (if applicable); and

• Description of specific accomplishments of the nominee or the program as they pertain to the evaluation criteria specified.

   • The total document shall not exceed 20 pages.

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STUDENT RESEARCH HONOR AWARD

Awarded to an individual or team of students in architecture programs who have exhibited a significant understanding and insight into a topic related to the achievement of design or architectural education and practice.

Nominations for the AIAS National Student Research Honor Award are judged on the following criteria with awards given to individuals or teams whose submission materials exemplify outstanding contributions in areas such as (but not limited to):

• Undergraduate or graduate design research within the studio;

• An individual or team who has conducted research and has acted on their research in the community by presenting their ideas or constructing the project

• An individual or team who has participated in a competition outside of the AIAS, requiring extensive research and observation

• Clarity, visual quality and strength of submittal

The following are required:

• Nomination Statement: 4-5 sentences to briefly explain reasons for nomination;

• Completed Intern Compensation Waiver;

• One letter of nomination from the AIAS member initiating nomination or sponsoring faculty member;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter president (Optional);

• One letter of support from the sponsoring faculty member;

• One additional letter of support;

• Résumé, curriculum vitae or other brief description of the nominee’s research and experience; and

• Description of the accomplishments of the nominee as they pertain to the evaluation criteria specified.

   • The total document should not exceed 20 pages.

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EDUCATOR HONOR AWARD

The most prestigious award that the AIAS confers on an AIAS faculty advisor or educator whom has exhibited outstanding contributions to the formal and informal education of architecture students.

Nominations for the AIAS Educator Honor Award are judged on the following criteria:

• Outstanding contribution to the formal education of architecture students at an institution maintaining an AIAS Chapter in good standing

• Outstanding contributions to the AIAS chapter

• Advancement of professional development within AIAS Chapter, student body, or broader community

• Dedication to architecture education through coursework, mentorship, and service

• Clarity, visual quality and strength of submittal

The following are required:

*Must contain in order to be accepted

• Nomination Statement: 4-5 sentences to briefly explain reasons for nomination;

• Completed Intern Compensation Waiver;

• One letter of nomination from the AIAS member initiating nomination;

• One letter of support from the AIAS Chapter President at the school of the nominee;

• One letter of support from the dean or department head at the school of the nominee;

• One additional letter of support;

• Résumé, curriculum vitae, or other brief description of the nominee’s experiences;

• Titles of courses taught, programs administered, and/or AIAS involvement by the nominee with brief descriptions of each; and

• Description of the accomplishments of the nominee as they pertain to the evaluation criteria specified.

   • The total document should not exceed 20 pages.

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FREEDOM BY DESIGN HONOR AWARD

The highest award bestowed upon an AIAS Chapter’s Freedom By Design Program for radically impacting the lives of people with accessible design.

Nominations for the AIAS Freedom by Design Honor Award are judged on the following criteria:

• Applicant’s efforts to achieve the mission of the AIAS “to enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration”;

• Exemplary level of engagement from students with the client, architect, contractor and community;

• A clear understanding of the practical impact of architecture and design; and

• Clarity, visual quality and strength of submittal.

The following is required:

• Nomination Statement: 4-5 sentences to briefly explain reasons for nomination

• Completed Intern Compensation Waiver

• One letter of nomination from the AIAS member initiating nomination;

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter president;

• One letter of support from the AIAS FBD Director

• One letter of support from the AIAS chapter advisor;

• One additional letter of support;

• Description of specific services performed by the program as they pertain to the evaluation criteria specified.

• Copy of itemized AIAS Chapter’s FBD Program’s budget; and

• Calendar of FBD program.

   • The total document shall not exceed 30 pages.


 

AIAS National Honor Awards Program

At the heart of all AIAS activities is a cooperative effort designed to transform today’s student into the architect and design professional of tomorrow. This includes not only an active and involved student membership, but also a close and mutually supportive role for faculty, professionals, the design community and the corporate community who contribute to the advancement of the art and science of architecture.

The AIAS National Honor Awards were developed to publicly recognize outstanding achievements by students and educators who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the education and development of architecture students.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS

CHAPTER HONOR AWARD

2013 Illinois Institute of Technology
2012 Syracuse University
2011 University of Detroit Mercy
2010 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
2009 University of North Carolina - Charlotte
2008 University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2007 University of Kansas
2006 Auburn University
2005 Mississippi State University
2004 University of Nebraska

2003

 

Ball State University

Honorable Mention: Oklahoma State University

2002

 

AIAS Orange County

Honorable Mention: Oklahoma State University

2001 University of Hawaii
2000 Carnegie Mellon University
1999 University of Minnesota
1998 University of Oklahoma

1997

 

University of Hawaii

Honorable Mention: Mississippi State University

1996 University of Colorado at Denver
1995 Kansas State University
1994 Mississippi State University
1993 Kent State University
1992 University of Michigan
1991 Kent State University

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CHAPTER PRESIDENT HONOR AWARD

2013 Samantha Parsloe and Stephen Russell, Mass Art
2012 Chris DePalma, Syracuse University
2011 Amanda Gann, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2010 Dima Daimi, University of Detroit Mercy
2009 Jared McKnight, Pennsylvania State University
2008 Uel Bassett, Auburn University
2007 Ryan Carl Wong, University of Washington
2006 Ada Black, Lawrence Technological University
2005 Melissa Schricker, Auburn University
2004 Michelle Acosta, Arizona State University

2003

 

 

Jason Nguyen, Drexel University

Honorable Mention: Kimberly Lapinksy, Lawrence Technological University

Honorable Mention: Morgan Ennis, University of Maryland

2002 Nathan Rozzi, University at Buffalo

2001

 

Jesse Turck, North Dakota State University

Honorable Mention: Thea Habersetzer, University of Washington

2000

 

Neal Kido, University of Hawaii

Honorable Mention: Kevin Sebeta and Mellany Whittkop, University of Oregon

1999 Margaret Tarampi, Carnegie Mellon University
1998 Danielle Yafuso, University of Hawaii
1997 Randy Goin Jr., AIAS For Lauderdale
1996 Dean Albright, University of Colorado at Denver
1995 Luis Ibaenz, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
1994 Tim Geisland, Miami-Dade Community College
1993 Puanani Manu, University of Hawaii
1992 Wayne Seiloff, Lawrence Technological University
1991 Shirley Choy, University of California, Berkeley

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COMMUNITY SERVICE HONOR AWARD

2013 Operation Resilient Long Island, NYIT Manhattan & Old Westbury
2012 Rebuilding Haiti, A Sustainable Orphanage Complex, Ball State University
2011 Pumpkin Carve, Auburn University
2010 University of Kansas (FBD)
2008 Taryn Nye, Miami University
2007 Fifth Grade Architecture Project, Auburn University
2005 Architecture Merit Badge, Southern Polytechnic University
2004 Vietnam / 50:50 Sharing Community Effort, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
2003 Archi-Pet-Ture, Savannah College of Art and Design

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EDUCATOR HONOR AWARD

2012 Vaughn Horn, Tuskegee University
2011 Brian Ambroziak, University of Tennessee - Knoxville
2010 Andrew Payne, Savannah College of Art and Design
2009 Mark Keane, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2007 David W. Hinson, Auburn University
2005 Neil Frankle, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2004 Mohammed Bilbeisi, Oklahoma State University

2003

 

Rusy Smith, Auburn University

Honorable Mention: Mike Andrejasich, University of Illinois at U-C

2002 Dr. Rumiko Handa, University of Nebraska
2001 Vivian Loftness, AIA, Carnegie Mellon University
2000 William J. Carpenter, AIA, Southern Polytechnic State University
1999 Laura Lee, AIA, Carnegie Mellon University
1998 Shannon Criss, AIA, Mississippi State University
1997 Joyce Noe, AIA, University of Hawaii
1996 James Fausett, Southern Polytechnic State University
1995 Tom Hoffman, Andrews University
1994 Spencer Leineweber, University of Hawaii
1993 David Scott, FAIA, Washington State University
1992 Frank Bosworth, Bowling Green State University
1991 Leighton Liu, University of Hawaii

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SPECIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT HONOR AWARD

2013

 

Tuskegee AIAS Career Focus, Tuskegee University

Honorable Mention: University of Bahrain - Muhammed Al-Emadi

2012 Freedom By Design Program, Lawrence Technological University
2011 SUPERjury, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2010 North Dakota State University
2009 Kate Bidwell, University of Memphis
2008 Savannah College of Art and Design, AIAS Chapter Lecture Series
2007 Rebuilding the Seventh, University of Kansas
2005 Internship Fair, Auburn University
2004 The Rooms of a City, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
2003 Eric Kleinsteuber, University of Florida
2002 Student Mentoring Program, Arizona State University
2001 Joyce Noe, AIA, University of Hawaii

2000

 

Oklahoma State University

Honorable Mention: Kevin Clark, AIA, University of Nebraska

1999 University of Minnesota
1998 Mississippi State University
1997 University of Kansas
1996 Virginia Polytechnic Institute
1995 Andrews University
1994 Miami-Dade Community College
1993 Savannah College of Art and Design
1992 Miami-Dade Community College
1991 Kent State University

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FREEDOM BY DESIGN HONOR AWARD

2013 AIAS University of Minnesota Freedom By Design Program

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STUDENT RESEARCH HONOR AWARD

2012 Study of the complexities of the Central Asian Facade, U. Wisconsin - Milwaukee
2011 R+D in Concrete in Haiti, Ball State University
2010 Tracie Reed, University of Massachusetts Amherst
2009 Matthew Erwin and Adam Sauer, Georgia Institute of Technology
2007 Kristin Saunders, University of Kansas
2006 Jennifer Thompson, Auburn University
2004 Capilla del Santo Cristo de la Salud in Old San Juan, Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico
2002 Dean Johnston, University of Hawaii - Manoa
2001 Carnegie Mellon University
2000 Carnegie Mellon University
1999 University of Minnesota
1999 Mississippi State University
1998 Mississippi State University
1997 University of Hawaii
1995 University of Colorado at Denver

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Regional Coordinator Honor Award

2000 Jamie Paladian, Woodbury University - Burbank
1998 Nathalie Abcede, Southeast Regional Coordinator
1997 Josh Keough, University of Michigan
1996 Robin Keen, Lawrence Technological University

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