Matthew Dumich, AIA | 2013 Young Architects Award

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Matthew Dumich, AIA | Notes of Interest

Matt is known for his devotion to his clients, incredible attention to detail, and the ability to execute the most complex projects. His collaborative leadership approach to design and management involves working closely with the entire project team to achieve successful results.

His work as a project manager with Valerio Dewalt Train Associates includes a range of commercial, residential, institutional, and mixed-use buildings and interiors. As an associate, Matt leads the focus on mentoring and professional development for the firm. Matt is a leading voice for the future of the profession and believes that architects have a responsibility to be leaders and to promote the value of design in communities.

In addition, he has contributed mightily to the life of AIA Chicago and the architecture community. As a cofounder of AIA Chicago BRIDGE, a groundbreaking program that joins emerging architecture professionals with local Fellows of the AIA, he established a mentoring relationship between the two groups and, through the process, developed projects that benefit the broader Chicago community.

He has achieved the elusive whole: design, management, technical expertise, education, and service to the profession. His unselfish dedication to his firm and, more important, to the great community exemplifies the highest standards of the profession.

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Matthew Dumich, AIA

Jury Comments

In one inclusive swoop, he serves a broad spectrum of colleagues, the profession, and community. It’s an impressive list that stands him in good stead in his architecture career and bodes well for our profession that we have such dedicated commitment, expertise, maturity, and ambition in such a young architect and professional.

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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