Category Archives: Awards

Teeny Simmons and Kathleen Gordon Receive Presidential Citations



Mary “Teeny” Simmons, the long-time executive director of the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners, and Kathleen Gordon, AIA Baton Rouge Executive Director, received Presidential Citations from the American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter at its annual Design Conference Awards Banquet, held in Lafayette on September 9. . Simmons is retiring from her position after 39 years of service. The citation recognized her “selfless and outstanding service to the architectural profession, while touching the lives of thousands of architects throughout the country with her boundless … Continue reading Teeny Simmons and Kathleen Gordon Receive Presidential Citations

2016 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD



The Professional Achievement Award recognizes a person or group who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the growth and development of AIA and his/her community while making significant contributions to the profession in the early stage of his/her architectural career. This year’s award was given to a team of emerging professionals and associates who comprised the talented group that created the 10 Years/10 Stories exhibit for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The group was comprised of Jose Alvarez, AIA; Mary Bullock, Assoc. AIA; Amy Garret, Assoc. AIA; Mary … Continue reading 2016 PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

David Waggonner, FAIA Receives AIA LA Medal of Honor



David Waggonner, FAIA, a principal in the architectural firm of Waggonner & Ball in New Orleans, received the highest honor given by the American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter (AIA LA) on September 10. He was honored with the prestigious 2016 Medal of Honor during the AIA LA Awards Banquet, held in conjunction with its annual Design Conference in Lafayette. The award is given by the AIA LA Board of Directors to recognize significant and enduring contributions to the advancement of architecture and influence on … Continue reading David Waggonner, FAIA Receives AIA LA Medal of Honor

Elizabeth Brooks, Liz Swaine received Patron of Architecture Awards



Elizabeth “EB” Brooks of Lafayette and Liz Swaine of Shreveport received Patron of Architecture Awards from the Louisiana Architectural Foundation on September 10. The awards were given during the American Institute of Architects Louisiana Chapter (AIA LA) Awards Banquet, held in conjunction with its annual Design Conference in Lafayette. Brooks received the Patron of Architecture Award for her significant and passionate commitment to the preservation of green space and quality of life through better urban planning in Lafayette and Acadiana, and her encouragement and promotion … Continue reading Elizabeth Brooks, Liz Swaine received Patron of Architecture Awards

Newest Members of the College of Fellows



Congratulations to Michael Bell, FAIA and the whole AIA Fellowship Class of 2015! Michael John Bell, FAIA Chapter: AIA New Orleans Firm: Bell Architecture The 2015 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated Michael J. Bell to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Michael J. Bell will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2015 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who … Continue reading Newest Members of the College of Fellows

2015 Young Architects Award



José Alvarez represents the ideals, opportunities, and future of the architecture profession. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, he finished his architecture education in the United States and has worked for New Orleans–based Eskew+Dumez+Ripple for the past 17 years. His devotion to client satisfaction, attention to detail, and endless pursuit of quality design and building performance has made him directly responsible for delivering some of the firm’s most iconic and challenging projects to date, including the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC); the Shaw Center for the … Continue reading 2015 Young Architects Award