AIAVA Honors: Award for Distinguished Achievement

The Distinguished Service Awards were initiated in 1979 for special recognition of achievement and service to the profession. The award may be given to as many as three architects in a single year. In 1993, this award was amended and renamed the Distinguished Achievement Awards.

The award signals distinguished achievement by an architect in any one of the following categories: design, practice, education, service as a “citizen architect,” and service to the profession.  Architects may be recognized for:

  • promoting the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession;
  • advancing the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice;
  • coordinating the building industry and the profession of architecture;
  • ensuring the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment; and/or
  • making the profession of ever-increasing service to society.

The award may serve as an accolade for the work of an entire career or recognize the current accomplishments of a younger leader.

Up to three awards may be bestowed each year.

Evaluative Criteria

  • Nominees’ receipt of professional awards, public recognition, and/or publication.
  • In a review of the representative work, consideration is given to how much work has been produced, and for how long a period.
  • The impact of the award to this recipient will have on fellow professionals.

Submission Materials

  • Nomination form
  • Nominator’s statement
    The statement should be no more than a paragraph and should include a concise description of the applicant and summarize how the nominee meets the criteria for the award.
  • A complete vita
  • Narrative information
    This information should detail nominee’s qualifications for award, citing specific examples related to evaluative criteria.
  • Images where design achievements are to be included in the evaluative criteria

Click here to submit.

Recipients
1993
John B. Farmer, Jr., AIA
Morton B. Gulak, AIA
Thomas L. Kerns, FAIA

1994
Carlton S. Abbott, FAIA
Delmar L. Dayton, Jr., AIA
Robert A. Steele, AIA

1995
James J. DePasquale, AIA
J. Everette Fauber, III, AIA
Timm L. Jamieson, FAIA

1996
Charles W. Steger, FAIA

1997
Michael Bednar, FAIA
Donald R. Sunshine, FAIA

1998
Peyton Boyd, AIA
Mary Patton Cox, FAIA
Edward A. Smith, III, AIA

1999
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA
Jeffrey Levine, AIA

2000
Hal C. Craddock, AIA
Willard E. Gwilliam, FAIA
Bruce M. Justice, AIA

2001
Daniel R. Bairley, AIA
William A. Edgerton, AIA
Robert L. Vickery, FAIA

2002
Robert E. Comet, AIA
Albert J. Davis, FAIA
Mark S. Orling, AIA

2003
Edwin J. Pease, AIA
Willard M. Scribner, FAIA
Bruce R. Wardell, AIA

2004
Daniel J. Feil, FAIA
M. Kirk Train, AIA
J. Kenneth Payne, Jr., AIA

2005
Wesley L. Page, AIA
Michael D. Stoneking, AIA

2006
Charles Matta, FAIA
Alan Morledge, AIA
Sharon Park, FAIA

2007
William P. Lecky, FAIA
Scott M. Spence, AIA
Bruce W. Tyler, AIA

2008
Robert S. Mills, AIA, CID
Donald L. Strange-Boston, AIA, PE

2009
James P. Clark, AIA
Christopher P. Fultz, AIA
Karen Van Lengen, FAIA

2010
T. Duncan Abernathy, AIA
James R. Boyd, AIA
Robert W. Moje, AIA

2011
S. Michael Evans, FAIA
Clint Good, AIA

2012
Brian J. Frickie, AIA
Jane C. Wright, FAIA

2013
H. Randolph Holmes, Jr., AIA
Burchell F. Pinnock, AIA
Keith Zawistowski, AIA

2014
Lori Snyder Garrett, AIA
Robert E. Beach, AIA

2015
Edward Gillikin, AIA

2016
R. Corey Clayborne, AIA

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS
1979
Hugh Johnson, AIA
Edgar Beery, FAIA
Juris Jansons, AIA

1980
Henry R. Boynton, AIA
Charles C. Justice, AIA
Thomas A. Kamstra, AIA

1981
Frederic H. Cox, FAIA
John H. Spencer , AIA
John W. Chappelear, Jr., AIA

1982
Robert W. Stewart, AIA
Robert E. Washington, FAIA
James M. Glave, AIA

1983
Samuel A. Anderson, III, FAIA
Paul H. Barkley, FAIA
Clarence W. Meakin, AIA

1984
M. Jack Rinehart, Jr., FAIA
Patricia Schiffelbein, AIA
Robert F. Sherertz, AIA

1985
Carl D. Cress, Jr., AIA
James Hall, III, AIA
Frank B. Poole, Jr., AIA

1986
Richard L. Ford, Jr., AIA
David J. Gibson, AIA
J. Oliver Stein, AIA

1987
Robert A. Boynton, FAIA
Eason Cross, Jr., AIA
Herschel A. Elarth, AIA

1988
A. Linwood Womack, AIA
Marvin J. Cantor, AIA

1989
Henry J. Browne, AIA
Robert L. Mills, AIA
E. Bradford Tazewell Jr., AIA

1990
John Paul C. Hanbury, FAIA
Curtis R. Jennings Jr., AIA
G. Truman Ward, FAIA

1991
G. Lawson Drinkard, AIA
W. Douglas Gilpin, Jr., FAIA
James W. Ritter, FAIA

1992
Sanford Bond, AIA
Lawrence D. Cook, FAIA

 

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