Distinguished Achievement Awarded to Evans, Good

S. Michael Evans, FAIA and Clinton K. Good, AIA, will each be honored with the Award for Distinguished Achievement on Nov. 3 at Architecture Exchange East during the Annual Meeting of the Membership and on Nov. 4 during the Visions for Architecture gala at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The Award for Distinguished Achievement signals especially noteworthy achievement by an architect in any one of the following categories: design, practice, education, service as “citizen architect,” and service to the profession. This award may serve as an accolade for the work of an entire career or recognize the current accomplishments of a younger leader.

Mike Evans, FAIA
S. Michael Evans, FAIA

Mike Evans, a principal at Hanbury Evans Wright + Vlattas, has been described as a powerful national influence on the planning and design of student residential learning communities. Through his work, Evans has helped shaped the student experience on more than 120 campuses throughout the United States and abroad. “Michael Evans is clearly a nationally recognized authority on the campus design as a reflection of the mission and values of an institution. Through his substantial and award winning body of work, Evans has influenced the current thinking on the design of student residential environments,” said president of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Judith Kinnard, FAIA. Evans has also diligently worked to develop a number of programs that strengthen the ties between schools of architecture and professional practice, including the HEWV Summer Scholars and Virginia Design Medal programs. “Mike embraces ‘boundarylessness.’ His pursuit of excellence has caused him to use his talents to transcend the limits of normal professional activities,” said his colleague Jane Wright, FAIA. While his commitment to mentorship is particularly commendable, in recommending him for this honor, the Honors Committee remarked, “Soup to nuts, Evans represents the entire package for this award.”

Clint Good, AIA
Clint Good, AIA

Clint Good, AIA, principal of Clint Good Architects, PC, was an early pioneer in environmental architecture. Borne out of a concern for the effects of the indoor-air quality on occupant health, he wrote the book Healthful Houses: How to Design and Build Your Own. In addition, he has lectured, appeared on radio and TV broadcasts, authored many articles, and has been featured in numerous national newspapers including the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal. Good’s mantra is to ensure that all occupants live and work in buildings that are conducive to good health and well-being. “Good was one of the few voices in Virginia beating the drum for sustainability well before it was chic. He helped shape my career,” said one supporter. In addition to this distinctive specialty, Good has personified the ideals of the “Citizen Architect” by serving on many community boards including the County of Loudoun’s Board of Zoning Appeals, the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Art and Architecture Review Board, and the APELSCIDLA Board. “His tremendous community service, commitment to sustainability, and wide range of professional activity is astounding,” exclaimed a member of the Honors Committee.

In the Firms: September 2011

Clint Good, AIA, was appointed to the APELSCIDLA Board.


Marjory W. (Jody) Gibson, AIA joined Wiley|Wilson’s Alexandria Office as a Senior Architect.


Allied Member SGO Designer Glass opened a new showroom in Leesburg, Va. in August.


Stewart D. Roberson is taking over as Moseley’s chairman of the board and president/chief executive officer.


David S. Harder was promoted to office director of Dewberry’s Fairfax, Virginia, architectural practice. In his new role, he will be responsible for management of the department’s daily operations.