This award, in honor of the late Whitney M. Young Jr., who challenged the architectural profession to assume its responsibility toward current social issues, is conferred by the AIA Board of Directors on an architect or architecturally oriented organization in recognition of a significant contribution toward meeting this responsibility. The type of social issue is purposefully flexible to remain eternally relevant. Current issues include, for example, housing the homeless/affordable housing, increased participation by minorities or women in the profession, access for persons with disabilities, and literacy.
The deadline for the 2013 program has passed.
The 2014 information will be posted in the summer of 2013. Until that time we encourage you to use the 2013 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Walk Through as a guideline.
Members of the AIA Board of Directors, a component, or a knowledge community may nominate architects or architecturally oriented organizations. Current members of the Board are not eligible for the award.
2013 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Advisory Jury
Steven Spurlock, FAIA, Chair
Wnuk Spurlock Architecture, Washington, DC
James Binkley, FAIA
Brian F. Cavanaugh, AIA
Architecture Building Culture LLC, Portland, Oregon
Aisha Densmore-Bey, Assoc. AIA
Aisha Densmore-Bey, Designer, Boston
Lonnie Hoogeboom, AIA
Houston Downtown Management District, Houston
Year Awarded: 2013
Submission Deadline: October 5, 2012
Award Category: Achievement