Adam Palmer, AIA | Young Architects Award

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Adam Palmer, AIA | Notes of Interest

Adam Palmer, AIA, is a passionate servant leader, guiding young people and building connections through his Young Architects Forum service. He has distinguished himself as an energetic liaison, inspiring young people to stay connected.

Adam has had opportunity to experience different roles as an architect. He started his career working in the traditional role of a project architect, providing leadership throughout all aspects of a building project throughout the planning, design, construction documents, and construction process. He also has provided leadership in non-traditional roles as an architect. He has served as a program manager for a variety of healthcare systems and public school systems. In this role, he has led clients through budgeting, planning, building standards development, Design-Build Criteria development, and even the interviewing and hiring of design and construction professionals.

Adam currently serves as the AIA National Young Architects Forum (YAF) Chair, served four years as the YAF Ohio Valley Regional Liaison, and also served as the YAF Advisory Committee (AdCom) Vice Chair, served as chair of the YAF AdCom Selection Committee and the YAF Regional Liaison Selection committee, and is a member of the AIA Indianapolis YAF. He believes in the power of mentoring and has trained more than 100 other mentors at the 2007 AIA National convention, “Mentoring Essentials for IDP Supervisors and Mentors.” While on the AdCom, he was instrumental in the creation of the YAF/COF Mentoring Series Webinars, reaching out to more than 300 members.

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Adam Palmer, AIA

Jury Comments

Adam’s significant role through his YAF participation and mentoring of our younger architects and emerging professionals is vital to the growth of this profession. Most importantly though is the time and energy he devotes to others, not for self recognition or reward, but for the love of the profession of Architecture.

2012 AIA Young Architects Award Jury

  • 2011 Chancellor:
  • Chester A. Widom, FAIA
  • Los Angeles
  • 2011 Vice Chancellor:
  • Norman L. Koonce, FAIA
  • McLean, VA
  • 2011 Bursar:
  • William J. Stanley, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC
  • Atlanta
  • Secretary:
  • Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, FACHA
  • HKS, Inc.
  • Dallas
  • 2012 Incoming Bursar:
  • Albert W. Rubeling FAIA
  • Rubeling & Associates, Inc.
  • Towson, MD

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