2014 Young Architects Awards

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AIACC-2014-AEP-in-the-news-580The American Institute of Architects announced the recipients of their 2014 Young Architects Awards, and California can boast two members.

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Wyatt Frantom, AIA

Wyatt Frantom, AIA, a senior designer and associate at Gensler Los Angeles, is now serving as the firm’s intern research advisor, while simultaneously serving a two-year term as the national communications director of the Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee.

“It’s an extreme honor to be recognized by the AIA in this way, to be among such a strong 2014 class of recipients to the Young Architect award, and further, in the company of esteemed past recipients,” Frantom said. Read his Notes of Interest here.

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Evelyn Lee, AIA

Evelyn Lee, AIA, a senior strategist at San Francisco’s (who is now serving as an AIA Regional Director representing California) was recognized for positive forward thinking while at the same time embracing tradition. When Lee served as the 2011 – 2012 AIACC Vice President of Communications, she contributed significantly to the expansion of AIACC web site readership and social media activity. “I feel truly honored to be such a part of a prestigious group of professionals who are each making incredible contributions to the profession in their own way,” Lee said. Read her Notes of Interest here.

(As an aside, Jason Dale Pierce, AIA, also received the Young Architects Award. Many of you will remember him as the former Vice President of AIA California Council’s Academy for Emerging Professionals. Read his Notes of Interest here.)

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Shannon Calder

Shannon Calder, a Sacramento-based writer, joined the AIACC in 2013. She is the author of, “Jack and Abigail Make a Compass,” a novel about people, birds, and orchids. She spends her days both on and off hours, looking for connection, which is a good hobby to have when linking the value of design to public perception.

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