Deepika Padam, AIA | 2013 Young Architects Award

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Deepika Padam, AIA | Notes of Interest

Deepika Padam’s contributions begin with the profession of architecture but have had an impact on society at large. In addition, she has affected the lives of many young architects and interns over the years. She was the founder and past chair of the Emerging Professionals/Young Architects Forum at AIA Las Vegas, and in 2010 she became the first female president of the chapter.

As the editor-in-chief/communications advisor for the national AIA Young Architects Forum in 2011–12, she turned a one-page YAF newsletter into an 80-page web magazine distributed to more than 23,000 young architects. She is passionate about working with young architects to tell their stories of design and service to the AIA and their communities.

Another of Deepika’s great passions is advocating for sustainable design. She has led education workshops on LEED®, served as president of USGBC Nevada, and led the LEED certification process for many sustainable projects.

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Within a short time, her leadership skills have developed from the local level to the national stage. In addition to being a natural leader, she has compassion and integrity and is a great asset to the profession.

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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