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Liphart Steel Company Recognized with AIA Virginia Honors

Richmond steel fabricators Liphart Steel Company will be recognized with AIA Virginia Honors at the Visions for Architecture gala on Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at the Hotel John Marshall. AIA Virginia Honors may be bestowed on non-member individuals or organizations that have inspired, influenced, or complemented the architecture profession in Virginia through practice of an allied profession, research, education, planning, legislation, architectural writing, the arts, or crafts.

For nearly 80 years, Liphart Steel has served the architects of Virginia by bringing to realization their designs in both structural and ornamental iron and steel. Founded in Richmond in 1938, Liphart Steel has benefited from steady leadership. Its four chief executives each built on the reputation earned by his predecessors, recognizing the value of their relationships with design professionals, attention to detail, thorough execution, and fine craftsmanship. Thought to be the first company in Virginia to establish an employee stock ownership plan available to all employees, Liphart has been fully employee-owned since 1969. This desire to share the rewards of the company’s success has resulted in its ability to retain the experienced employees who have brought so many architects’ designs to fruition.

Among Liphart’s noteworthy Virginia projects are the historic train shed renovation of Richmond’s Main Street Station, which demanded attention be paid to replicating the historical look of the existing steel while meeting building code, program, and budget requirements. The Science Museum of Virginia’s new 18,000 square-foot Dewey-Gottwald Center accommodates more than 1,000 guests within its column-free event space that features a curvilinear, sweeping roof structure. And Virginia Tech’s indoor athletic facility is one of the largest of its kind in the nation at 91,000 square feet.

In addition to undertaking both challenging and unique structural steel work, Liphart Steel also has produced numerous ornamental and specialty iron products. Overall, the company’s ability to compete while maintaining its modest size has allowed the company’s estimators, detailers and fabricators to treat each project with the attention required to successfully complete its construction.

 

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And The Honorees Are …

AIA Virginia is pleased to recognize the following Virginians, firms, and projects with 2017 Honors. These awards will be presented at the Visions for Architecture gala on Friday, Nov. 3, at the Hotel John Marshall.

 

Jane Rathbone, FAIA

Jane Cady Rathbone, FAIA, President and CEO of Hanbury in Norfolk, will be recognized with the William C. Noland Medal. The William C. Noland Medal is the highest award bestowed on a member architect and is intended to honor a distinguished body of accomplishments, sustained over time, that spans a broad spectrum of the profession and that transcends the scope of normal professional activities.

Through her prolific body of work and practice of nearly 40 years, Rathbone has become an international influence on the planning and design of living-learning communities as vital components in the academic, social, and architectural fabric of university campuses throughout America and abroad. Her colleague and nominator Nicholas Vlattas, AIA, says, “She has caused universities to recognize that intentional planning of the collegiate residential experience results in significant out-of-the-classroom learning and fosters sustained emotional attachment to place.” Today, her influence, and that of the firm is felt on more than 150 campuses.

 

Calder Loth

Architectural historian Calder C. Loth will be recognized with the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service. The Architecture Medal for Virginia Service is AIA Virginia’s most prestigious public award, honoring an individual or organization that has made an unusually significant contribution to Virginia’s built environment or to the public’s understanding and awareness of the built environment.

A tireless teacher and prolific author, Calder Loth’s efforts to preserve Virginia’s architectural legacy have impacted all residents of the Commonwealth. Loth spent four decades on the staff of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) as an advocate, educator, and historian after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural history from the University of Virginia. Even after his 2009 retirement, he continues to be consulted for his expertise by individual landmark owners, Virginia historic site managers, universities, and international forums.

 

Richard Bierce, AIA, Kathleen Galvin, AIA, and Paula Loomis, FAIA, will be recognized with The Award for Distinguished Achievement. The Award for Distinguished Achievement signals distinguished achievement by an architect in any one of the following categories: design, practice, education, service as “citizen architect” and service to the profession; and thus may serve as an accolade for the work of an entire career or recognize the current accomplishments of a younger leader.

C. Richard Bierce, AIA

An architect and preservation consultant, Richard Bierce has dedicated his career to the preservation of Virginia’s rich architectural legacy. From serving as Alexandria’s historic resources director to a decade’s tenure with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to his own consultancy, his efforts on behalf of many of the Commonwealth’s historic treasures have had immeasurable impact.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Galvin, AIA

Kathleen Galvin, principal at Galvin Architects, has devoted more than three decades to smart growth management, equitable redevelopment, and creative place-making. Her urban design projects across the Commonwealth have benefited Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Orange, Mt. Jackson, Gordonsville, and Crozet. Nominators cited her talent to build consensus and to introduce others to the value of sensitive design thinking and problem-solving.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paula Loomis, FAIA

Throughout her career as both a military and civilian public architect, Dr. Paula Loomis has emphasized the importance of public architecture and the value of quality design in public buildings and places. Her service to the profession ranges from chapter to national level. As the Hampton Roads AIA president, Loomis encouraged the successful redevelopment of Norfolk’s Granby Street and initiated efforts to enhance public transportation in the region. She has also stood at the forefront of design excellence in the military services. As the base architect at Langley Air Force Base, for example, Loomis developed base architectural standards that returned Langley to its Tudor-Gothic roots. She went on to create standards for all Air Combat Command bases, as well as for other major commands, more recently incorporating sustainability requirements.

 

 

Richmond steel fabricators Liphart Steel Company will be recognized with AIA Virginia Honors. AIA Virginia  Honors may be bestowed on non-member individuals or organizations that have inspired, influenced, or complemented the architecture profession in Virginia through the practice of an allied profession, research, education, planning, legislation, architectural writing, the arts, or crafts.

For nearly 80 years, Liphart Steel has served the architects of Virginia by bringing to realization their designs in both structural and ornamental iron and steel. Founded in Richmond in 1938, Liphart Steel has benefited from steady leadership. Its four chief executives each built on the reputation earned by his predecessors, recognizing the value of their relationships with design professionals, attention to detail, thorough execution, and fine craftsmanship. Thought to be the first company in Virginia to establish an employee stock ownership plan available to all employees, Liphart has been fully employee-owned since 1969. This desire to share the rewards of the company’s success has resulted in its ability to retain the experienced employees who have brought so many architects’ designs to fruition.

 

Kathleen R. Nosbisch

Kathleen R. Nosbisch Executive Director of the Virginia Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA), will be recognized with Honorary Membership. Honorary Membership is bestowed upon a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the AIA Virginia but who has rendered distinguished and exemplary service, over a sustained period of time, to architecture and the built environment in Virginia.

For nearly a decade, Nosbisch has been committed to ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the Commonwealth. An endorser notes that she “has a clear understanding of the needs of the professions she helps regulate and the ability of the state and her office to work effectively with the diverse elements of each professional community. As a dedicated patron of architecture across Virginia, Kate listens, thinks and delivers.”

 

Virginia Eye Institute

The Virginia Eye Institute, designed by 3north principal Sanford Bond, FAIA, has been selected to receive AIA Virginia’s Test of Time award. The award recognizes a structure not less than 25 years nor more than 50 years from the date of initial construction; in addition, the project should still carry out the original program in a substantial manner and must be standing as originally designed in appearance and in good condition.

Located along the Kanawha Canal at the end of Richmond’s Huguenot Bridge, the Virginia Eye Institute is situated to take advantage of the unique site’s natural beauty and provide an environment that encourages patient comfort and healing. Completed in 1987, the building’s strong lines, light industrial aesthetic, and generous use of concrete and steel excited some controversy. Today, however, the Virginia Eye Institute has become a well-loved local landmark that still functions as originally designed.

 

Frazier Associates

Frazier Associates will be presented with the T. David Fitz-Gibbon Virginia Architecture Firm Award at the Visions for Architecture gala. Sometimes called the “firm award,” it is the highest honor bestowed by AIA Virginia to a Virginia-based architecture firm. It recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

The core principle of Frazier Associates’ 31 years of architecture practice has been to help preserve, sustain and creatively revitalize Virginia’s communities and institutions through historic preservation and contextual design. Their extensive work in architecture, historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and revitalization totals nearly 3,000 projects. The scope of their public and private architecture in dozens of Virginia communities consistently demonstrates the staying power of good design in the rejuvenation of historic buildings and creation of new ones. In addition, Frasier Associates has drafted more than 50 sets of design guidelines and pattern books for historic downtowns, neighborhoods, corridors and rural villages throughout the Southeast, and has been at the forefront of implementing wayfinding programs for communities in Virginia as well as nationally.

 

Braden Field, AIA, Associate at MTFA Architecture, Nathan Harper, AIA, Senior Associate at Spectrum Design, and Maggie Schubert, AIA, Project Architect at 3north will be recognized with The Virginia Emerging Professional Award. This award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of emerging leaders in Virginia for their contributions to the profession in one or more of the following categories: design, research, education, or discourse; service to the profession; mentorship; or service to the community.

 

Braden Field, AIA

A member of the 2016 class of AIA Virginia’s Emerging Leaders in Architecture, Field “ardently believes in architecture’s capacity for change, and he actively engages every project as an opportunity to learn, teach, and pursue great design,” his nomination notes. Field is dedicated to finding mentorship and service opportunities, strongly believing that he owes his success to rewarding mentorship and experience early in his career. He demonstrates his belief that the best way to make a difference in the profession is from within by serving as the Chair of the AIA Northern Virginia Young Architects Forum and as a Director on AIA Northern Virginia’s Board.

 

Nathan Harper, Assoc. AIA

For more than a decade at Spectrum Design, Harper has a played vital role as designer on some of the firm’s most successful projects, often engaging clients in discussions “that have led to designs of greater vision than the client’s original expectation,” wrote his nominator. Harper has also demonstrated ability in the business of architecture, including marketing, construction documents, and construction administration – along with mentorship of the firm’s young professionals in both architecture and engineering. Finally, he has voluntarily advised community organizations including the Roanoke Arts Commission, The Square Society (serving Center in the Square), and Roanoke’s new children’s museum.

 

 

 

S. Maggie Schubert, AIA

Schubert serves AIA actively at local, state and national levels; her work has contributed to the advancement of the profession, advancement of architectural education and service and mentorship to the next generation of architects. As her nomination notes, “She fills an important role in the profession through her focus on both professional and community engagement, as well as finding the bridge between the two.” For AIA Richmond she has served as a director, co-chair of the Young Architects and Interns Forum, and chair for Richmond Women in Design. Schubert’s leadership and passion for the profession continue as she currently serves as a regional representative on the national AIA Small Firm Exchange, as the Chair of AIA Virginia’s Art of Practice Conference.

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2016 William C. Noland honoree Robert J. Dunay, FAIA with Nick Vlattas, AIA and Helene Dreiling, FAIA

CALL for NOMINATIONS: AIA Virginia’s Honors Program

The honors program recognizes the best efforts of Virginians who, by profession or avocation, have made creating, preserving, and enhancing Virginia’s communities an important life commitment.

Submit your nominations online. The deadline is 5 p.m., July 15, 2017.

Nominations must be submitted electronically. Nominations should be submitted as one PDF document up to 20 pages (not including letters of support) and no larger than 30 MB.

Eligibility criteria and submission requirements vary by award. Click on the awards listed below for additional details and to review past recipients.

Nominations for all AIA Virginia honors may be made by individual members, by chapter honors committees, by Society committees, or by the Board of Directors itself. Current AIA Virginia Board members and Honors Committee members are not eligible for any award. No member of the Honors Committee may be used as a reference or advisor or be solicited by the candidate or the candidate’s advisor.  See the 2017 Honors Committee members.

Award Categories

The William C. Noland Medal, as the highest award bestowed on a member architect, is intended to honor a distinguished body of accomplishments, sustained over time, that spans a broad spectrum of the profession and that transcends the scope of normal professional activities. Only one medal may be bestowed each year.

The Architecture Medal for Virginia Service is AIA Virginia’s most prestigious public award, honoring an individual or organization that has made an unusually significant contribution to Virginia’s built environment or to the public’s understanding and awareness of the built environment. Only one medal may be bestowed each year but may be given simultaneously to more than one person.

The T. David Fitz-Gibbon Virginia Architecture Firm Award, as the highest honor bestowed by AIA Virginia to a Virginia-based architecture firm, recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least ten years.

The Virginia Emerging Professional Award is intended to recognize the accomplishments of emerging leaders in Virginia for their contributions to the profession in one or more of the following categories: design, research, education, or discourse; service to the profession; mentorship; or service to the community.

The Award for Distinguished Achievement signals distinguished achievement by an architect in any one of the following categories: design, practice, education, service as “citizen architect”, and service to the profession; and thus 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.

Honorary Membership is bestowed upon a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the AIA Virginia but who has rendered distinguished and exemplary service, over a sustained period of time, to architecture and the built environment within the domain of AIA Virginia.

AIA Virginia Honors may be bestowed on non-member individuals or organizations that have inspired, influenced, or complemented the architecture profession in Virginia through practice of an allied profession, research, education, planning, legislation, architectural writing, the arts, or crafts. An individual who has previously been elected an Honorary Member of AIA Virginia is ineligible to receive AIA Virginia Honors.

The Test of Time Award recognizes architectural design of enduring significance. The structure should be in Virginia and must be no less than 25 years old. Building use may change over time if the overall design is cherished as a significant contribution to the community and the built environment.

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And the Honorees Are…

AIA Virginia is pleased to recognize eight Virginians with 2016 Honors awards for their life commitment to creating, preserving and enhancing Virginia’s communities. These will be presented at the Visions for Architecture gala on Friday, Nov. 4, at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Robert J. Dunay, FAIA

Robert J. Dunay, FAIA

Virginia Tech Center for Design Research Director, ACSA Distinguished Professor and T.A. Carter Professor of Architecture Robert J. Dunay, FAIA, will be awarded the William C. Noland Medal. This is the highest award given to a member architect. Dunay’s work spans a 40-year career integrating teaching, research, and scholarship. He has established innovative cross-disciplinary projects connecting academia and architectural practice. In addition to teaching and influencing thousands of architects, his co-leadership of projects such as LumenHAUS which won an international Solar Decathlon Competition in Spain have brought worldwide acclaim to Virginia architecture. He has taken students abroad and created the only pre-professional summer camp focused on design for high school students in Virginia. His supporters credit him with the high national ranking of Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture and Design.

 

Jaan Holt

Jaan Holt

Virginia Tech Patrick and Nancy Lathrop Professor of Architecture Jaan Holt will be recognized with the Architecture Medal for Virginia Service. This is AIA Virginia’s most prestigious public award, honoring individuals or organizations that have made an unusually significant contribution to Virginia’s built environment or the public’s understanding and awareness of the built environment. For 44 years, Holt has served in the university’s architecture program including a six-year stint as chair. More than 35 years ago he co-founded the university’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC), then permanently relocated to Alexandria to become the center’s director. He established a consortium to bring faculty and students from other national and international schools to WAAC creating an ethnically, culturally and educationally diverse program. Holt has elevated awareness of superb architecture by organizing several high-profile, Washington-based competitions, bringing international attention to WAAC and Virginia Tech.

 

Corey Clayborne, AIA

Corey Clayborne, AIA

Central Virginia architect R. Corey Clayborne, AIA, project manager and senior architect at Wiley|Wilson will receive the Award for Distinguished Achievement. Clayborne is active in AIA Richmond and AIA Virginia, serving on both boards of directors. He is particularly known for his mentorship of the next generation of architects, focusing on their entry into the AIA, licensure and professional and personal growth. His service to the community includes serving on the Charlottesville Planning Commission and the 100 Black Men of Central Virginia Mentoring program.

 

Katherine Williams, AIA

Katherine Williams, AIA

Rachel Shelton, AIA

Rachel Shelton, AIA

Richmond architect Rachel Shelton, AIA, project manager and project architect with Glavé &Holmes and Northern Virginia architect Katherine Williams, AIA, assistant project manager at Marion Construction are each to be honored with the Virginia Emerging Professional Award. In addition to her work with a variety of clients, Shelton has taken on a strong mentoring role. She serves on the AIA Richmond board and organizes networking opportunities. She also is a leader in Richmond Women in Design and a licensing advisor to new architects. Williams has advanced the profession through AIA service, writing, teaching and facilitation events. She is a past chair of the AIA Housing Knowledge Community advisory group, former editor of the National Organization of Minority Architects magazine and has organized numerous events connecting minority women architects.

Andrew Baxter

Andrew Baxter

Willie Graham

Willie Graham

Colonial Williamsburg Curator of Architecture William Graham and metal conservator Andrew Baxter will receive AIA Virginia Honors. In the 35 years Graham has been at Colonial Williamsburg, he has become a leading authority on architecture spanning 200 years in Virginia. His impact goes far beyond the scope of Colonial Williamsburg having served as a consultant for historic landmarks including Montpelier, Monticello, Blandfield, and Mount Vernon. Baxter, owner, and principal of Bronze et al Ltd.  has enhanced and protected many well-known pieces of  public art in Virginia and beyond. Of particular note is his work on all 13 statues of the George Washington Equestrian Monument at the Virginia State Capitol, the Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Maury statues along Richmond’s Monument Avenue and President James Monroe’s tomb canopy in Hollywood Cemetery.

Rhea George

Rhea George, Hon. AIA Virginia

AIA Virginia Managing Director Rhea George will receive Honorary Membership in AIA Virginia in recognition of what AIA Virginia Executive Vice President/CEO Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA calls “thoughtful and dedicated leadership in service to architects.” She has held a number of different positions on AIA Virginia’s professional staff and she has stepped up many times to fill temporary vacancies along with carrying out her normal duties. In the community, she has held several positions as a Chesterfield Board of Supervisors appointee. She’s a co-chair of the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg Education Action Council and she developed a Girl Scout architect badge program which she is currently encouraging the Girl Scouts to reinstate as a way to pave the way for more women to become architects.

Join us as we celebrate these honorees at the Visions for Architecture Gala on Nov. 4 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. RSVP online>>

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Sally Brown

Brown Recognized With AIA Virginia Honors

Sally Brown, 2015 chair of The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design Board of Trustees and member of the Shimer College Board of Trustees, will be recognized with AIA Virginia Honors at the Visions for Architecture gala on Friday, Nov. 6, 2015, at the Science Museum of Virginia. AIA Virginia Honors may be bestowed on non-member individuals or organizations that have inspired, influenced, or complemented the architecture profession in Virginia through practice of an allied profession, research, education, planning, legislation, architectural writing, the arts, or crafts.

Sally Brown

Sally Brown

As an interior designer, educator, architecture critic, tour guide and curator, Sally has effortlessly translated the world of good design for audiences of all ages in her work with school children, higher-education students, and communities of artists and enthusiasts at places like The Visual Arts Center and programs like Art 180.

Through her many associations and activities, Sally has shown significant insight into the thought process, value and impact of good design on the built environment. Her faithful service and leadership in organizations like The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, the Mayor’s Advisory Committee, the Commission of Architectural Review, and the Urban Design Committee showcase her ability to communicate and encourage critical thinking.

Peyton Boyd, FAIA, Principal of Peyton Boyd Architect comments, “Sally has spent her life in service of the arts. She is a tireless advocate for design excellence and for the power of the arts to elevate, educate, and inspire us.”

For her service and contributions to the elevation of architecture and design in Richmond and throughout the Commonwealth, AIA Virginia presents Sally Brown with AIA Virginia Honors.

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