AIA selects seven individuals to receive the 2018 Associates Award

For immediate release:

Washington, D.C. – February 9, 2018 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) have selected seven Associate AIA members to receive the 2018 Associates Award. The AIA Associates Award is given to individual Associate AIA members to recognize outstanding leaders and creative thinkers for significant contributions to their communities and the architecture profession.  The recipients will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.  

2018 Associates Award recipients:

Jake Banton, Assoc. AIA

Mackey Mitchell Architects

Melissa R Daniel, Assoc. AIA

WDG Architecture

Ryan Gann, Assoc. AIA

Ross Barney Architects

Gail Kubik, Assoc. AIA

Finegold Alexander Architects

Yiselle Santos Rivera, Assoc. AIA

HKS Architects, Inc.

Jason Takeuchi, Assoc. AIA

Ferraro Choi and Associates

Timarie Trarbach, Assoc. AIA


Associate membership is open to individuals who meet one of the following criteria: professional degree in architecture; currently work under the supervision of an architect; currently enrolled in the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) and working toward licensure; or faculty member in a university program in architecture.

The jury for the 2018 Associates Award includes: Rik Master, FAIA (Chair), USG Corporation; Patrick Burke, FAIA, Columbia University; Lindsey Graff, Assoc. AIA, Ayers Saint Gross Architects; Libby Haslam, AIA, GSBS Architects and R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, TRC Energy Services.

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, The American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.


Matt Tinder

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