2011 Recipient | AIA Associates Award

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Ernest W. Hutton, Assoc. AIA

Ernest W. Hutton, Jr., Assoc. AIA | Notes of Interest

Ernest W. Hutton, Jr., Assoc. AIA, has been principal of Hutton Associates Inc. since 1993. Prior to establishing his own personal services and planning advisory practice, he was a founding partner of the planning and design firm Buckhurst Fish Hutton Katz, as well as Senior Associate with Llewelyn-Davies International, and Senior Urban Designer for Arlen Realty & Development Corp, Jonathan Development Corp, and New Community Enterprises.

Mr. Hutton has participated on three Regional/ Urban Design Assistance Teams (R/UDATs) for the American Institute of Architects. He has given lectures or participated in planning/ design studios at Columbia, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, the University of Minnesota, Pratt Institute and the City University of New York, and served as program chairman for the Institute of Urban Design's "Role of the Arts in Urban Redevelopment" conference at New York's Museum of Modern Art. He was editorial consultant and author of a major case study in the Urban Land Institute publication, Cultural Facilities in Mixed-Use Development, and is profiled in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World.

Ernest W. Hutton, Assoc. AIA

Hutton received an AIANY Citation of Excellence award and a Board of Directors Certificate of Appreciation in 2007 and 2003 and the AIANY Harry B. Ruskin Award in 2006 for his outreach work as Co-Chair of New York New Visions (NYNV), a 350-member coalition of planners and designers which he helped found following 9/11. In 2004, Mr. Hutton accepted for NYNV the George Fox Award for Public Outreach from the NY Building Congress. He was co-editor of Principles for the Rebuilding of Lower Manhattan and recently editor of Evaluation of the Nine Design Proposals and Comments on Proposed Design Guidelines and author of Evaluation of the Revised Master Plan, NYNV's professional civic analyses of the plans for the World Trade Center site. Most recently for NYNV, he has organized and facilitated two forums and a series of three task forces examining the implications of the Mayor's PlaNYC 2030 sustainability strategy for New York City, an ongoing engagement that has resulted in a continuing civic role for the NYNV organization in city-wide public outreach and monitoring of implementation.

Over a twenty-year period he prepared a series of city-wide plans for Roanoke VA--including 'Roanoke Vision,' recipient of an American Planning Association national planning award, which created both a citizen-participation-based city-wide comprehensive plan and a preservation-oriented zoning ordinance for this prominent Virginia city. The project grew out of Mr. Hutton's previous work in creating the "Roanoke Neighborhood Partnership," a unique public/private community venture now celebrating its 27th year of activity. Roanoke was twice named an "All-American City" by the ICMA as a result of these projects, and the two plans were jointly profiled as one of seven projects selected for the American Planning Association's "50 Years of Planning" exhibit at the National Building Museum. As a requested followon project, Mr Hutton directed 'Vision 2020,' a new comprehensive plan for the city that built on these previous plans and involved over 1000 citizens in workshops, forums, and charrettes.


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Ernest W. Hutton, Jr., Assoc. AIA

Ernest W. Hutton, Assoc. AIA

Jury Comments

Ernest Hutton, Jr. has shaped cities, policies, and design standards through collaboration and leadership. This leadership will impact future generations around the globe.

Hutton gives us a well rounded picture of the many levels of experience and type of practice/service that the Associates Award now encompasses.

2011 AIA Associates Award Jury

  • Bill Wilson, FAIA, Chair
  • WKMC Architects, Inc.
  • Corpus Christi, Tex.
  • Adam Palmer, AIA
  • Schmidt Associates, Inc.
  • Indianapolis
  • Lisa Richmond
  • Executive Director, AIA Seattle
  • Seattle
  • William J. Stanley III, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC
  • Atlanta
  • Patrick Thomas Weber, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP
  • Smith Gee Studio
  • Nashville

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