Schwennsen Announced as Inform Awards Jury Chair

Kate Schwennsen, FAIA
Kate Schwennsen, FAIA

Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, will chair the jury of the 23rd annual Inform Awards. The Inform Awards recognize and encourage outstanding landscape architecture, interior design, and object design. Award winners in both the Honor and Merit categories will be featured in a special section of Inform magazine, on, and announced to the public.

Prof. Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, is the Chair of the Clemson University School of Architecture. Her teaching and research focus on issues of diversity, leadership, and evolving education and practice  models in architecture. Recent publications/presentations include: “You Can’t Just Add Women and Stir,” “Sustainable Education Sustainable Profession,” and “The Architect at Mid- (21st) Century.” She has held many leadership positions in professional organizations and is currently a Co-Chair of the Education Commission of the International Union of Architects (UIA). Schwennsen was 2006 President of the American Institute of Architects. She was formerly (2001-2010) Associate Dean for Academic Programs of the College of Design, Iowa State University and is licensed to practice architecture in Iowa and South Carolina.

The Inform Awards are open to anyone in Inform magazine’s [adrotate banner=”52″]primary circulation area—architects, interior designers, landscape architects, furniture designers, industrial designers, students, and faculty. Your business address must be located in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, or North Carolina. All work submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2008.

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March 21, 2014: Registration closes

March 28, 2014: Project submissions must be received by 4 p.m.

April 18, 2014: Winners will be announced by Inform Magazine and

May 16, 2014: Winners appear in a special section of Inform Magazine.

2014 FEES

Virginia Society AIA Rate: $140 per project

*All Others: $185 per project

*Interested in qualifying for the member rate? Contact Shanelle Calvin or call (804) 237-1772 or see our membership page for details.