Alissa D. Luepke Pier, AIA | 2013 Young Architects Award

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Alissa D. Luepke Pier, AIA | Notes of Interest

Throughout her personal and professional life, Alissa has consistently exemplified what it mean to be a citizen-architect—a professional dedicated to serving the greater public good through quality architecture and community service.

Alissa is a talented designer. As a principal in a small architecture firm, she has designed dozens of projects throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and California. Over the past few years, she has also been a skilled educator. In her role as an adjunct faculty member, she has taught and inspired hundreds of students in the design field. She is passionate about helping people, places, and buildings reach their full potential.

In addition, Alissa has a long-held commitment to public service. She served as commissioner of the City of Minneapolis Board of Adjustment and is currently a commissioner on the city’s Planning Commission. She consistently distinguishes herself through community and volunteer service. When a tornado struck northern Minnesota, she was instrumental in soliciting design professionals to volunteer their time to devastated neighborhoods.

A talented and committed young architect, she is making changes in the community while epitomizing what a 21st-century architect is.

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  • © Pat Carney

Alissa D. Luepke Pier, AIA

Jury Comments

Dedicated and service oriented, with seemingly limitless amounts of energy, she brings the practice of professional architecture to life and relevance in communities.

2013 AIA Young Architects Award Jury

  • Norman L. Koonce, FAIA, Chair
  • McLean, Virginia
  • Albert W. Rubeling FAIA
  • Rubeling & Associates, Inc., Towson, Maryland
  • Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA
  • HKS, Inc., Dallas
  • John Sorrenti, FAIA
  • JRS Architect, PC, Mineola, NY
  • William J. Stanley, III, FAIA
  • Stanley Love-Stanley, PC, Atlanta

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