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AIA Kansas City Announces the 2014 Board Awards
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AIA Kansas City Announces the 2014 Board Awards

The American Institute of Architects Kansas City chapter celebrated a successful year and announced the recipients of the 2014 Board Awards at their annual Holiday Party and Installation of Officers. These awards recognize individuals or firms whom have made significant contributions in advancing or preserving the built environment of metropolitan Kansas City.

The recipients of this year’s recognitions included:

Firm of the Year Award – DRAW Architecture + Urban Design
For Exemplary Contributions in 2014.

Architect of the Year Award – Ron Shaffer, AIA
For extraordinary effort and achievement advancing the profession of architecture and its role in improving the quality of the built environment in Kansas City.

President’s Award – Dennis Murphey, KCMO Chief Environmental Officer
For Outstanding Support of Excellence in Architecture and Design in Kansas City.

Architectural Preservationist of the Year – Elizabeth Rosin
For Outstanding Dedication to Preservation.

Architectural Advocate of the Year Award – Dean Peter Witte
For Outstanding Dedication and Support of Excellence in Architecture in the Kansas City area.

Community Impact Award – Historic Green
For Outstanding Dedication and Contribution to the Advancement of the Kansas City Community.

Community Volunteer of the Year Award – Kara Bouillette, AIA
For Outstanding Dedication and Contribution by an AIA Kansas City Member for the Advancement of the Kansas City Community.

Educator of the Year – Crossroads Academy
For Outstanding Dedication and Support of Excellence in Architecture Education

Emerging Professional of the Year – ARE Success Team: Scott Brown Jr., Regina Corbin, Vanessa Douthat, Patrick Franke, Todd Howard, Amy Kinderknecht, Ryan McCabe, Samantha McCloud, and Kyle Rogler
For exceptional commitment and contributions to the professional development of emerging professionals.

Volunteer of the Year – Michael Gekas, AIA
For Outstanding Dedication and Contribution to the Advancement of The American Institute of Architects Kansas City Chapter.

In addition the event honored the elected officers for the 2014 AIA Kansas City Board, who were installed during the evening’s program.

AIA Kansas City Officers and Directors
Peter Sloan, AIA, President, 360 Architecture
Laura Lesniewski, AIA, Past President, BNIM
Dale Duncan, AIA, President-elect, McLennan Design, LLC
Nick Bock, AIA, Secretary, Gould Evans
Jeff Schutzler, AIA, Treasurer, Helix Architecture + Design
Eddy Krygiel, AIA, 3-Year Director, BNIM
Michael Coats, AIA, 3-Year Director, Burns & McDonnell
Holly Black Irvine, AIA, 3-Year Director, CIC
Rachel Duncan, Assoc. AIA, Associate Director, el dorado inc.
Ashley Sadowski, Assoc. AIA, Associate Director
Samantha McCloud, Assoc. AIA, Associate Director, Gastinger Walker Harden + BeeTriplett Buck

If you missed the event be sure to look at these photos.

Thank you to our sponsors: Bob D. Campbell & Co, Inc., Henderson Engineers, Marvin Windows and Doors, McCownGordon Construction, Scott Rice Office Works and Foley Company