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AIA Seattle Announces 2010 Honorees

Community Leaders Recognized by Architectural Community

AIA Seattle is pleased to announce those receiving AIA Seattle Honors for their achievement in championing outstanding design in our city and region. Those honored are:

AIA SEATTLE MEDAL OF HONOR
David Miller FAIA + Robert Hull FAIA, The MillerHull Partnership

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Henry Hardnett FAIA

ALLIED ORGANIZATION AWARD
Pike Place Market Public Development Authority

YOUNG ARCHITECT AWARD
Bradley Khouri AIA, b9 Architects

HONORARY AIA SEATTLE MEMBERSHIP
Kenichi Nakano, FASLA
Joanie Parsons, Parsons Public Relations
Chris Rogers, Point32
Norie Sato

 

Each year, AIA Seattle recognizes leadership and achievement in design and the built environment through its honors program. Honors acknowledge excellence, inspire by example, and strengthen ties between architects and the many other professions that partner with them to make a difference through design.

“Architecture is so much more than just buildings. It is about how we define our city and region and that is only done by leaders who are thinking of the big picture.” said Lisa Richmond, Executive Director of AIA Seattle. “It is an honor to recognize this esteemed group of community leaders.”

The honorees will be recognized at a formal event held on June 19, 2010 in Seattle. A full list of honoree bios is attached. Hi-resolution photos provided upon request.

Also being honored at the dinner are AIA Gold Medal Honoree Peter Bohlin FAIA of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson; AIA Diversity Recognition Program Honoree the Diversity Roundtable; and 2010 AIA College of Fellows Leslie Moldow FAIA and Susan Jones FAIA. Also recognized at the dinner is 2010 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship winner Daniel Toole Assoc. AIA and Jan Gleason FAIA (1949-2010)
 

AIA SEATTLE MEDAL OF HONOR

David Miller FAIA + Robert Hull FAIA
Dave Miller and Robert Hull were selected for the 2010 AIA Seattle Medal of Honor in consideration of their extraordinary lifetime collaboration and the achievement embodied in the work of their firm, the Miller|Hull Partnership, 2003 national AIA Firm Award winner and internationally recognized leader in sustainable architecture. As much as any Seattle practice, the Miller|Hull Partnership has brought world attention to the exemplary values, standards, integrity, and achievements of Pacific Northwest modernism; established and cultivated an enlightened model of professional development and mentorship; and significantly enriched community identity and public experience through excellence in building science and design. With their experience in the Peace Corps, both David Miller and Robert Hull believe in socially responsible and humane public architecture.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD
Henry Hardnett FAIA
In his professional life, Henry Hardnett FAIA has actively promoted design excellence in public-use architecture. Likewise, in his many years of community service, he has encouraged and supported great design for communities of all descriptions. Hardnett's significant public service appointments/achievements include Seattle Design Commission, Vice Chair at a crucial time in the development of urban policy; Holly Park Advisory Board and Steering Committee, helping achieve consensus among diverse public constituencies on a project that has become a national model for urban housing; Washington State Baseball Stadium Citizen Advisory Committee, at a critical stage in the planning and design for the Seattle's Mariners' Safeco Field; Washington Board of Registration for Architects, where Henry performs his work as a continuum of the mentoring skills he developed during his tenure on the faculty at Washington State University; and Oregon School of Design, where he serves as a Charter Board Member.

ALLIED ORGANIZATION AWARD
Pike Place Market Public Development Authority
As America's oldest, continuously operating farmer's market, the Pike Place Market is a unique treasure in our community. The Pike Place Market Public Development Authority (PDA) is tasked with maintaining the Market's historic character and retail viability while juggling the needs of a diversity of constituents in what it could be said is a small town within our city. Thousands of farmers, merchants, vendors, locals, tourists, and residents of every income populate this complex, 103-year-old place on a daily basis. Today, the Pike Place Market PDA, thanks to a successful levy passed by voters in 2008, is moving forward with a renovation of its buildings for the first time in over 30 years. Defunct elevators will rise again, those in wheelchairs can enjoy new areas of the Market and at last, some of the most revered buildings in the Market will be seismically fit. The Pike Place PDA is recognized for its perseverance in maneuvering through these changes successfully while doing its best to keep the Market's architectural and social authenticity intact.

YOUNG ARCHITECT AWARD
Bradley Khouri AIA
Bradley Khouri AIA is the Principal and founder of b9 architects inc., located in Pioneer Square in Seattle. Bradley is a leader in his profession creating distinctive place-specific architecture. b9 architects’ work focuses on innovative, sustainable, community-oriented housing, live-work and commercial projects. Bradley is a Lecturer at the University of Washington in Seattle, teaching Architectural Design studios annually since 2003, including co-teaching a studio on Housing in the Summer of 2009 exploring the proposed update to the Multi-Family Code for the City of Seattle. Bradley has worked extensively in with the Seattle City Council as it examines the proposed legislation, chairing AIA Seattle’s Multi-Family Housing Task Force. In addition, he also co-chairs the AIA Seattle Waterfront Task Force and is a founding member of the editorial board for Forum, the chapter’s quarterly magazine.

HONORARY AIA SEATTLE MEMBERSHIP

Kenichi Nakano, FASLA
Kenichi has 38 years of professional experience in landscape architecture in the public, private and academic sectors. In addition to serving as principal-in-charge on projects, he is responsible for office and project management as well as site, environmental, and urban planning. His specific expertise includes: contract and project management, public process facilitation, consensus building, public speaking and presentations, master planning, and site design.

Kenichi has successfully balanced programmatic concerns and public desires with site opportunities to produce exceptional designs that are ecologically sound and environmentally sustainable while meeting the specific budget constraints of clients. His work has encompassed a wide range of project types, including education, transit, urban design, parks and open space, and affordable housing projects. These projects have received both local and national recognition for excellence in landscape architecture.

Joanie Parsons
Joanie Parsons founded Parsons Public Relations in 1992. Joanie oversees all client activity and new business development, and provides strategic counsel on communication campaigns for a broad range of clients and projects. Her gift for strategic visioning, personable style, deep community connections, in-depth knowledge and experience and the exceptional results she has delivered leads to lasting relationships with clients. Parsons Public Relations now employs eight people working with a highly selective roster of clients, both local and national. In 2004, Joanie started Parsons GoodWorks, an arm of the company devoted to serving local and international environmental causes. GoodWorks donates contributes more than 650 volunteer hours annually to a variety of organizations and causes.

Chris Rogers
Chris Rogers is the CEO of Point32, a real estate company that seeks to improve the quality of Seattle's physical landscape through good design, quality construction and strong partnerships. Current collaborations include the Art Stable, a contemporary loft building with Olson Kundig Architects, the Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction with the Miller Hull Partnership, and the preservation of the BelRoy Apartments (Bain and Pries) and the adjacent BelRoy Court with Weinstein A|U. Chris was formerly the Director of Capital Projects and Government Relations for the Seattle Art Museum, where he shepherded the development of the Olympic Sculpture Park. Prior to his work at SAM, he was a Senior Project Manager at the Trust for Public Land, where he led efforts to build the 14-mile Gwynns Falls Greenway through the City of Baltimore. He served as Board President at On the Boards, and is currently a trustee at the Bloedel Reserve and a member of the People's Waterfront Coalition and the Central Waterfront Partnerships Committee. He was named Seattle Magazine's 2007 Person of the Year.

Norie Sato
Norie Sato is an artist who has worked in public art for over 30 years, as an artist, an arts planner, arts commissioner, and teacher. In her work, Norie strives to add meaning and human touch to the built environment and to consider edges, transitions, and connections as important as the center. She has experience in transit, educational facilities, civic structures, libraries, convention centers, laboratories, streetscapes, parks and infrastructure projects. She is a member of the national Public Art Network Council, a part of Americans for the Arts. She was a member of the Seattle Planning Commission and the Seattle Arts Commission, and is currently a Board member of Seattle's premier avant-garde performing arts presenter, On the Boards. She has worked on projects throughout the US including projects in Miami, Scottsdale, Salt Lake City, Ames (IA), Madison (WI), Dallas, as well as Federal Way, Seattle, Bothell and Bellevue in our area. She is currently a member of the Seattle Design Commission.

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