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AIA Seattle Honors 2007

April 13, 2007

AIA Seattle announces this year's recipients of AIA Seattle Honors. Given annually, these honors recognize outstanding achievement by architects and their allies who have advanced the profession in the mission areas of AIA Seattle. Friends and colleagues will recognize their achievements, along with new electees to the AIA College of Fellows Bert Gregory FAIA and Anne Schopf FAIA, at the AIA Seattle Honors Dinner on May 19, 2007, 6 PM at the Palace Ballroom, 2100 Fifth Avenue.

This year, AIA Seattle is pleased to confer the AIA Seattle Medal to Jim Olson FAIA. The AIA Seattle Medal is the highest award AIA Seattle can confer on one of its own members, and recognizes distinguished lifetime achievement in architecture including design and professional practice and service to the profession, the community, education, and the arts, or any combination of these.

The AIA Seattle Board of Directors accepted the recommendations of the Honors Nominating Committee on the basis of statements presented by committee chair Karen Braitmayer FAIA

2007 AIA Fellows:
Bert Gregory FAIA

Anne Schopf FAIA

AIA Seattle Medal 2007:
·Jim Olson FAIA

AIA Seattle Honorary Members 2007:

Linda Beaumont
·Patricia Chase
·Liz Dunn
·Kate Joncas
William Justen

Barbara Swift ASLA

Allied Organization Award 2007:

Seattle Art Museum

Community Service Award 2007:

·Peter Steinbrueck FAIA

Special Recognition Award 2007:
·Steve Arai AIA

AIA Seattle Medal 2007:
Jim Olson FAIA
Throughout his distinguished career, Jim Olson FAIA has created memorable homes for families, businesses, and institutions across the Northwest and the world, while influencing and mentoring a generation of design professionals. In residential projects for major art collectors, Jim's work has particularly explored the relationship of art and architecture.

AIA Seattle Honorary Members 2007:
AIA Seattle Honorary Membership recognizes those who have contributed notably to achievement of the mission and goals of AIA Seattle.

Linda Beaumont
An award-winning public artist, Linda Beaumont combines traditional architectural materials with her personal vision to transform public spaces. She has collaborated extensively with architects, as well as with other artists and fabricators.

Patricia Chase
As co-founder and director of International Sustainable Solutions, Patricia Chase has invented a uniquely effective program to educate and inspire political and business leaders through international models of sustainable design and development.

Liz Dunn
Developer, environmental activist and former high-tech executive Liz Dunn creates innovative neighborhood based multifamily housing projects in the belief that good design makes sense both financially and environmentally. One example of her success is the live/ work condo project at 1310 E. Union St, designed by the Miller/Hull Partnership, which won an AIA Honor Award.

Kate Joncas
Kate Joncas has led the Downtown Seattle Association as President since April 1994. Throughout her term, DSA has engaged architects as leaders in effective civic advocacy, with the result that DSA has become a key player in urban decision-making.

William Justen
William Justen, PE, has made notable contributions to downtown Seattle throughout his career. From 1974 through 1977 he was project engineer for the Department of Community Development, and helped coordinate code requirements for upgrading the major buildings of Pike Place Market. As Director of the Department of Construction and Land Use he oversaw significant code changes to encourage multifamily and mixed use housing in downtown and Seattle’s neighborhoods.

Barbara Swift ASLA
Through her practice as a landscape architect, Barbara Swift has successfully collaborated with architects on many landmark and award winning projects in the Pacific Northwest, including the Seattle Civic Center, UW School of Fisheries, Maple Valley Library, Grand Tetons National Park Visitors Center and the Ballard Library, to name but a few. As chair of the Seattle Design Commission, the Seattle Arts Commission and the Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee, Barbara has contributed significantly to creating a more responsive design environment for architects and other design professionals in both our city and our state.

Allied Organization Award 2007:
Seattle Art Museum
The Allied Organization Award, first given in 1993, recognizes "... an organization which has notably contributed to the goals of AIA Seattle."
The museum’s commitment to good design, and its significant impact on our city’s urban core, exemplify the civic design leadership AIA hopes to encourage in Seattle.

Community Service Award 2007:

Peter Steinbrueck AIA
First given in 2001, this award recognizes "an individual or group, including an AIA or Assoc. AIA Member of AIA Seattle, for the achievement of significant community service objectives and for exemplifying the application of architectural skills, values, and dedication to the advancement of community goals."

Throughout his career as a committed and dedicated political activist, Peter Steinbrueck has shepherded significant civic issues through public debate and successful resolution. As a member of City Council, Peter has encouraged architects to be more involved in public process, working tirelessly to bring architects and public officials together for shared dialogue and healthy debate.

Special Recognition Award 2007:
Steve Arai AIA
The Pacific Northwest architectural community lost an exceptional leader with the recent death of Steve Arai. Steve's professional commitment extended to his leadership at the AIA. Particularly notable are his campaign for the passage of legislation to increase contracting opportunities for women and minorities (WMBE), his service as Chair of the AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable, his term as AIA Seattle 2001-02 President, and his commitment to public activism as a member of the AIA Washington Board.

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AIA Seattle recognizes with gratitude the achievements of many who have helped advance the community and the profession, and welcomes all to join in congratulations and in celebration of these honors.


Bert Gregory FAIA


Anne Schopf FAIA


Jim Olson FAIA


Linda Beaumont


Patricia Chase


Liz Dunn


Kate Joncas

William Justen


Barbara Swift ASLA


Peter Steinbrueck FAIA


Steve Arai AIA

Reference: background & previous AIA Seattle Honors recipients
* AIA Seattle Medallists 1984-
* AIA Seattle Honorary Members
* AIA Seattle Allied Organization Award 1993-
* AIA Seattle Community Service Award 2001-

 

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