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      The American Institute of Architects select Two Recipients for the 2012 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement

      Contact: Matt Tinder

      For immediate release:
      Washington, D.C. – December 19, 2011 –
      The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the recipients of the 2012 Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement. The award, to be presented at the 2012 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C., recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

      The jury for the 2012 Collaborative Achievement Award includes: Kevin J. Flynn, FAIA, Chair, Kiku Obata & Company; James Logan Abell, FAIA, Abell & Associates Architects; David Burney, FAIA, NYC Department of Design & Construction; Vergel Lee Gay Jr., AIA, Texas A & M and Curtis J. Moody, FAIA, Moody Nolan, Inc.


      CultureNOW, a 501c3 organization, was formed in 2002 from work done by New York/ New Visions, the AIA-led pro bono coalition of design professionals who came together in response to the tragic events of September 11th. Spearheaded by Abby Suckle, FAIA and Anne Lewison, AIA, RAIC, it has grown to include a vast network of architects, artists, urban planners, educators, curators, and historians all committed to expanding the reach of their disciplines through cultural tourism, education and outreach. Learn more about cultureNow here.

      Rice Design Alliance

      The Rice Design Alliance (RDA) was organized in 1972 by a small group of academicians, Rice School of Architecture teachers and alumni, and civic-minded design enthusiasts to be a multidisciplinary non-profit that fosters public engagement with architecture. Since its founding nearly 40 years ago, the RDA has grown to 2,000 members, and emerged as a preeminent public forum for critique, educational programming, and discussion of design and the built environment. Learn more about the Rice Design Alliance here.

      About The American Institute of Architects
      For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit


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