2019 AIA Awards - Young Architects
Emerging talent deserves recognition. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers.
Mike Anglin, AIA
Mike Anglin, AIA, is committed to a philosophy of design directly informed by site and program, and intertwined with his belief that architecture has the power to improve lives and reduce humanity’s impact on the environment.
Craig Clements, AIA
Through his civic contributions and design rigor, Craig Clements, AIA, has distinguished himself as a steward of history and a role model for the future of the profession.
Cynthia Fishman, AIA
A champion of sustainability and collaboration, Cynthia Fishman, AIA, harnesses her deep knowledge of biomimicry to address today’s global challenges and make the practice more accessible to the profession.
James Garrett Jr., AIA
By uniting art with architecture, James Garrett Jr., AIA, creates dynamic spaces for the 21st century that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in the profession.
Julie Hiromoto, AIA
A complete architect, Julie Hiromoto, AIA, marries design skill with business acumen to advance the profession and advocate for design excellence
Nathaniel Hudson, AIA
A passionate young architect dedicated to the profession and advancing its importance in society, Nathaniel Hudson, AIA, embodies the attributes of a full-fledged citizen architect.
Jason Jackson, AIA
The early career of Jason Jackson, AIA, is marked with commitment and meaningful contributions to the profession.
Michael Kothke, AIA
As an educator and architect, Michael Kothke, AIA, is a positive force shaping academic and professional communities.
Ashlie Latiolais, AIA
Expanding the boundaries of architecture and the roles architects can play through innovative design collaborations, Ashlie Latiolais, AIA, has demonstrated profound commitment to community engagement and service to the profession.
Erica LiBritz, AIA
A leader on projects and in her firm, Erica A. LiBritz, AIA, boldly engages large-scale complex projects in challenging urban environments.
Frank Mahan, AIA
Frank Mahan, AIA, is a talented designer, dedicated mentor, and a community role model.
Allison Méndez, AIA
With unwavering dedication to social equity and beauty in every corner of the built environment, Allison Méndez, AIA, epitomizes the best qualities of today’s emerging professionals.
Patricia Opitz, AIA
Dedicated to exploring the architect’s role in shaping community policy and elevating the human experience, Patricia Opitz, AIA, sets an excellent example for the next generation of architects.
Oswaldo Ortega, AIA
Committed to inspiring youth and affecting change in their communities, Oswaldo Ortega, AIA, has nurtured a culture of mentorship in underserved communities across Illinois.
Eric M. Roberts, AIA
With a flair for leadership and a deep commitment to his community and profession, Eric M. Roberts, AIA, has continuously enhanced the AIA’s service to society.
Barton Ross, AIA
Emerging as one of preservation’s newest leaders, Barton Ross, AIA, has crafted a career marked by service and a commitment to excellence.
Wesley Schwartz, AIA
At the vanguard of the next generation of architects, Wesley Schwartz, AIA, is transforming practice through the integration of performance in design.
Asheley St. John, AIA
Guided by a vision of practice that contributes to the community through public and professional service, Asheley Scott St. John, AIA, is a thoughtful and energetic leader.
Jessica Terrill, AIA
Expanding on the idea of practice through thoughtful integration of architecture, art, and public space, Jessica Terrill, AIA, pushes the boundaries of creative placemaking to build community.
Jeff Wagner, AIA
Blazing a nontraditional career path that intrinsically links architecture and education, Jeff Wagner, AIA, has made a distinct mark on the fabric of Las Vegas.
Benjamin Ward, AIA
An archetypical citizen architect, Benjamin M. Ward, AIA, delivers a consistent message that good design—architects are community leaders in every project in which he has been involved.
Adam Yaracs, AIA
Adam Yaracs, AIA, has devoted much of his career to public outreach and has nurtured a more vibrant community though his efforts with AIA Cleveland, his practice, and as a Kent State University faculty member.