In this podcast we talk with three recipients of the 2010 AIA Young Architect Award, Kristine Royal, AIA, LEED AP; David Burt, AIA; and Christopher Kelley, AIA. . We’ll talk about their professional development and ask their advice for other architects who are still early in their careers.
Kristine Royal, AIA, LEED AP, became a licensed architect in 2003 and has established her own practice in Newport, Rhode Island. Previously, as an associate at Newport Collaborative Architects, she focused on historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainable design projects, with a specialty in complex mixed-use building programs. This year’s Young Architect Award jury highlighted Kristine’s exceptional service and leadership in the AIA Young Architects Forum, whose Advisory Committee she has chaired and which she has represented on the AIA Continuing Education Quality Assurance Panel. In the AIA Rhode Island Chapter, Kristine has been a director on the Executive Board and chair of the Emerging Professionals Committee. She recently completed a two-year term as a mayoral appointee to the Newport Historic District Commission.
Also with us is David Burt, AIA. Licensed since 2004, David in 2008 became the youngest principal of LS3P Associates in Charleston, South Carolina. The Young Architect Award jury cited David’s “exceptional” work on the local, state, and regional levels. He was the AIA Charleston vice president in 2005 and president in 2006. That same year, he was elected to serve a three-year term as the communications chair for the AIA South Carolina Board of Directors. He currently represents the young architects of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia on the AIA South Atlantic Region Council. On the community level, David was named one of the “Forty under 40” Charleston-area business leaders in 2004, and in 2005, he helped to form the Charleston affiliate of a Young Leaders Group of the Urban Land Institute.
The third award recipient joining us is Christopher Kelley, AIA, an associate at Gensler in Washington, D.C., where he works as a project architect, assistant studio director, and technical director. The Young Architect Award jury described Christopher as “a young leader within and around the AIA—a real example for other young professionals.” He became the first regional associate director from the Florida-Caribbean Region, has served as vice president (in 2008) and president (in 2009) of the Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee, and has also spoken on behalf of interns and associate members through other positions on several local, state, and national AIA boards and committees.
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