2023 Young Architects
These early career architects have been recognized with the Young Architects Award for their exceptional leadership and significant contributions to the architecture profession, including environmental advocacy, increasing access to great design, and mentoring future architects.
Janica Ley Baker, AIA
Janica Ley Baker, AIA, works to amplify historically quieted voices through innovations in community health-based design and her volunteer and mentoring efforts.
Matthew R. Clapper, AIA
Clapper has emerged as a vociferous advocate for small firms across the country, working tirelessly to highlight their contributions to the profession and society at large.
Jacob Davis, AIA
Jacob Davis, AIA, deftly intermingles design and sustainability to shape a healthier and more resilient future.
Allison Dvorak, AIA
Dvorak is a leader in dignified and inclusive design and a champion for community development through meaningful design engagement.
Efrie Escott, AIA
Efrie Escott, AIA, provides thought leadership through groundbreaking methods and her commitment to service.
Simona Fischer, AIA
Fischer implores her colleagues to explore new ideas without fear or preconceived notions and to share them widely for the benefit of the entire profession.
Shannon Gathings, AIA
Firmly rooted in her native Mississippi, Gathings has overseen community reinvestment work throughout the state and contributed to her state chapter’s success.
Brien Graham, AIA
Brien Graham, AIA, has distinguished himself as a true citizen architect dedicated to shaping a more equitable and diverse profession.
Christopher Haedt, AIA
Christopher Haedt, AIA, has dedicated his career to creating holistic health care environments that connect to the essence of humanity.
Ryan R. Murphy, AIA
Ryan R. Murphy, AIA, is the embodiment of a civil servant and citizen architect.
Beresford Pratt, AIA
Beresford Pratt, AIA, has distinguished himself as a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion across the profession.
Caroline Shannon, AIA
Caroline Shannon, AIA, employs design excellence and research to equitably improve the health of communities around the world.
Jason Takeuchi, AIA
For Jason Takeuchi, AIA, contributions to his community and volunteer leadership have been the hallmarks of his young career.
Kate Thuesen, AIA
A nexus for both people and ideas, Thuesen empowers established communities and catalyzes change in the projects she delivers.
Kimberly Tuttle, AIA
Tuttle is a mentor and advocate for students, deeply passionate about uncovering new opportunities for the next generations of design leaders.
Stephanie Vito, AIA
Vito has shaped cutting-edge facilities that improve outcomes, reduce the stigmas surrounding mental health, and bring a new level of dignity to patients.
David Wilson, AIA
No matter the scale or type of project, David Wilson, AIA, leverages design to ensure architecture remains a source of good in the world.