Congratulations 2018 Honor Award Winners!

Every Year, AIA Austin recognizes members, individuals, and organizations that exemplify the pursuit of the Chapter’s mission: “AIA Austin is the voice for our region’s architecture community. We advocate for our members, the profession, career development, and design excellence. We influence public opinion and policies that shape our built and natural environment.”

Awards were conferred at the Annual Awards Celebration on May 10, 2018 at the Austin Central Library.

FIRM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - STG Design

The Firm Achievement Award is the highest honor that AIA Austin can bestow on an architecture firm for outstanding contributions to the community, profession, and/or the creation of distinguished architecture. Congratulations, STG Design!

EMERGING PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD - Shelby Blessing, AIA

The Emerging Professional Achievement Award recognizes professional achievement and leadership by architects who are in their first 10 years of practice after licensure. Congratulations, Shelby!

ASSOCIATE MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD - Gerardo Gandy, Assoc. AIA
This award is for an individual Associate AIA member who best exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership, and has demonstrated unparalleled dedication and commitment to the AIA Austin Chapter, the community, and to the profession of architecture. Congratulations, Gerardo!

JOHN V. NYFELER, FAIA COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD - CodeNext Advocacy Team
Named to acknowledge the first recipient, John V. Nyfeler, FAIA, for his leadership in the community, this award is for an individual AIA Austin member for extended commitment to their community whether or not this service is directly related to the profession. Recipients should demonstrate how their contributions have improved the standard of living of the community or how they have influenced policies that support those improvements. Congratulations, David Carroll, AIA (Chair), Tyler Stowell, AIA (Co-chair); Victoria Carpenter, Assoc. AIA; Beau Frail, AIA; Blair McKay; Stephi Motal, AIA; and Michele van Hyfte, AIA!

COMMUNITY VISION AWARD - The Housing Authority of the City of Austin
First awarded to Austin Foundation Communities in 2011, this award serves to recognize an individual or organization that has been instrumental in moving forward an affordable housing initiative in the greater Austin area. Congratulations to the Housing Authority!

Learn about this year's Honor Award nomination process here.