AIA, NAC, and YAF Announce Emerging Professionals

Washington, DC, August 7, 2006--The American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Associates Committee (NAC), and Young Architects Forum (YAF) announced the recipients of the 2006 Emerging Professionals Awards. The recipients of Emerging Professionals Component of the Year, Associate Member of the Year, and Emerging Professionals Program of the Year were chosen by a jury of peers, composed of AIA members representing various stages of professional development. For the third consecutive year, the NAC and the YAF combined their separate awards programs to jointly recognize outstanding achievements by AIA members and affiliates who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the professional development of all emerging professionals. Because local chapter programs and initiatives for these groups are often seamless, the national leadership of the NAC and YAF recognized the potential to further the missions of both groups under this joint awards program. Associate AIA members are identified as professionals working in the field of architecture who are not licensed architects. This category of AIA membership is for both traditional and alternative career professionals, including architecture interns. Young architect members are those licensed AIA members who have been practicing for ten years or less, regardless of age. The Institute currently has over 13,000 associate members at all stages of their careers and an estimated 15,000 young architects. Both the NAC and YAF were developed to address the unique issues and concerns facing this wide range of professionals, from recent college graduates to recently-licensed practitioners. The 2006 Emerging Professionals Award Recipients: Emerging Professionals Program of the Year Southpoint:From Ruin to Rejuvenation, The Roosevelt Island Arts Center AIA New York Associate AIA Member of the Year Award Jess Wendover, Assoc. AIA AIA San Francisco

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