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2011 Design Awards Special Edition

Crow Friedman GroupDesign Awards is more than an awards luncheon.  It is an opportunity to show case the value of the architectural profession.  It gives AIA Birmingham the chance to engage the media in an event showcasing all types of projects the profession designs.  This is why it is so important to enter design awards, it is not just about one firm or one project, it is about promoting the architectural profession as a whole.

AIA Birmingham 2011 Design Awards – MEDIA
Birmingham Business Journal – June 24th Issue, page A1-A6
The Birmingham News, click below for the article

AIA Birmingham is proud to announce 140 people celebrated the 2011 AIA Birmingham Design Awards. The luncheon was held at the CLUB, June 16th.  David Lamb emceed the event and added a freshness we needed. David Lamb is an award winning news anchor, reporter and television host. David can currently be seen every weekday along with Wendy Garner on Daytime Alabama, seen locally on Alabama's 13. And he recently launched a half-hour Saturday evening show called Tuscaloosa Living that can also been seen on Alabama's 13.               
 Click here for photo gallery of the event

There were 41 entries. The jury selected 11 merit awards and one honor award.
The jury was held in New Orleans in conjunction with the National AIA Convention. 

The jurors were:
Rick Bell, FAIA serves as Executive Director of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is the former Chief Architect and Assistant Commissioner of Architecture & Engineering at New York City’s Department of Design & Construction.

Stephanie Bruno is an architectural writer for the Times Picayune and is author of several books including: New Orleans Streets: A Walker's Guide to Neighborhood Architecture.

Lee Ledbetter, AIA, is the owner of Lee Ledbetter and Associates and has been featured in several prominent magazines including Metropolitan Home, The New York Times, House & Garden. His firm has won numerous Awards from AIA New Orleans, AIA Gulf States Region, and AIA Louisiana.

Elizabeth Mossop is a Principal of Spackman, Mossop+Michaels Landscape Architects and Professor of Landscape Architecture and Director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University.

Mark Ripple is an architect and director of the architecture firm Eskew, Dumez, Ripple. His firm has won numerous awards including an AIA Housing Award in 2011 for their 930 Poydras mixed use residential project in New Orleans. 

We also took this time to recognize Patrick Davis, FAIA elevation to Fellow. 

Patrick is “that guy” everyone knows.  He has been a mentor to so many in the profession. Every time there is a community project or a government affairs issue that needs a champion, Patrick Davis is the first name on the list.  Patrick Davis, FAIA singularly defines the term “dedication.” Since he was elected president of the Association of Student AIA Chapters in 1974, he has made a profound impact on the architectural profession. He helped create the original IDP program when he was the first intern architect on the Intern Development Committee for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He was president of his local and state AIA chapters, an influential member of the State Government Network, and AIA Birmingham’s “AIA 150 Champion.” He served as an advocate on behalf of the Vietnam Memorial, created meaningful governmental relations coalitions, and pushed for improved laws and building codes at the state and local level that enhanced the practice of architecture.
Patrick Davis, FAIA has been a dedicated advocate for the profession and the building industry, and has created new public policy, developed coalitions, championed sustainability, and inspired a deeper understanding of the value of design.
We are so proud of him. Congratulations Patrick!

And now for the winners:

Crow Friedman Group is a winner for AIA Birmingham. Crow Friedman Group was our Corporate Sponsor for the second year in a row.  Crow Friedman Group is an ongoing supporter of AIA Birmingham Chapter, Design Awards, dreamArchitecture, AIA Golf Tournament and the Birmingham Architectural Foundation.  Their support has allowed us to grow our community outreach projects and the architectural profession.  Thank you again Crow Friedman Group!

We would also like to thank our table sponsors:
Duncan Nequette Architects - 
Laney & Foster, PC. - 
Mr. John “Skip” Laney -
Tucker Jones Engineering -

Thanks to our Design Awards Committee for all the volunteer time, emails, planning and creative energy. 
Ross McCain - Design Awards Chair, KPS Group –   
Andrew Bryant – Design Initiative -
Jonathan Johnson – Human Scale –
Lynielle Houston Long – Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds -
Emily Bullard-McClellan – KPS Group
Kris Nikolich – Design Initiative- -
Cherri Pitts – Studio C-

And The Winners ARE!!!

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Renovation / Adaptive Reuse
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Projects Under 150K  

You can review 2010 Design Awards here.