LMN Architects receive the 2016 AIA Architecture Firm Award

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The firm will be honored at the 2016 AIA National\nConvention in Philadelphia."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Founded\nin 1979, by George Loschky, FAIA, Jud Marquardt, FAIA, and John Nesholm, FAIA,\nLMN has nurtured a commitment to civic life, exploring the potential of architecture\nto strengthen the identity of the city and its communities, creating vivid\nplaces that bring people together around culture, the performing arts,\neducation, and civic amenity."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Based\nin Seattle, the firm now numbers 145 employees\u2014architects, interior designers,\nurban planners, computer scientists, and administrative specialists.Interconnected themes emerge from the firm\u2019s\nculture, collaborative process, and realization of transformative urban\nprojects. Convention center projects in\nVancouver, Cleveland, and Cincinnati form iconic gestures of civic identity\nwell beyond the buildings\u2019 limits, expanding civic engagement and bringing\ntogether diverse communities. Performing\narts centers in Seattle, Memphis, and San Antonio perform similar feats of\ncivic enrichment, opening the arts to the community in vibrant gestures that\nembrace the city itself as a participant in the drama of the performance\nevent. Higher education projects on\ncampuses such as the University of Washington, University of California, San\nDiego, and University of Iowa address the aspirations of these clients for\nneighborhood and district-scale responses. \nCivic infrastructure projects, including key design for the Seattle\nmetro area\u2019s first-ever regional light rail system, scale up the approach,\ntransforming them into landmark solutions. \nIn each case, LMN has used complex programmatic buildings to bind\ntogether ill-defined urban districts."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u201cLMN\nArchitects exemplify the best in architecture firm culture,\u201d said 2015 AIA\nPresident Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA. \u201cNot only is their work proof of this,\nbut the amazing talent they are cultivating will have a reverberating impact on\nthe profession for years to come.\u201d"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u201cThrough their design of several\nsignificant urban theaters and convention centers that are thoroughly wed to\nthe life of our cities, LMN provides an altogether different vision of a fully\nsustainable and civic minded future that\nembraces urban life,\u201d wrote Stephen Kieran, FAIA, of 2008 AIA Architecture Firm\nAward recipient KieranTimberlake, in a recommendation letter."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"A few of their most notable projects include:"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"Vancouver Convention Centre West"],[0,[],0," is the winner of 19 design awards nationally and internationally\u2013including the AIA Institute Honor Award in all 3 categories. The world\u2019s first LEED Platinum convention center encompasses at once a singular building, an urban district, a public park and gathering place, and a \u201cfront porch\u201d for the city on one of the most unique building sites in North America. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"The University of Washington\u2019s Foster School of Business"],[0,[],0," in Seattle, where a four-story, daylit atrium runs the entire length of PACCAR Hall and cultivates a new standard of social performance. Multiple entrances are knitted into the pedestrian flow of the campus, with views, topography, and landscape embraced as integrated elements in the architectural experience. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"The Burnham Mall, Cleveland Convention Center, and Global Center for Health Innovation"],[0,[],0," in Cleveland, which reinvigorates Daniel Burnham\u2019s 1907 City Beautiful plan by placing a monumental civic park space on top of a new convention center facing Lake Erie, seamlessly weaving together a major public assembly building with a city park."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts"],[0,[],0," in San Antonio, an addition and renovation of the 1926 Spanish Mission-style Municipal Auditorium, inserts a new hall within the footprint of the existing building, creating space for a new studio theater while also forming a new exterior plaza facing the River Walk. For the first time in history, this civic building makes an inviting public connection to San Antonio\u2019s treasured River Walk, opening up the arts to the entire community."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"LMN Architects is the 53rd AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient. Previous recipients of the AIA Firm Award include Ehrlich Architects (2015), Eskew + Dumez + Ripple (2014), Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (2013), VJAA (2012), Lake| Flato (2004), Gensler (2000), Perkins \u0026 Will (1999), Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (1994), and Skidmore, Owings \u0026 Merrill (1962)."]]],[1,"h3",[[0,[2],1,"About The\nAmerican Institute of Architects"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently\nwork to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings,\nneighborhoods, and communities. Through\nnearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that\npromote economic vitality and public well-being. Members adhere to\na code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The\nAIA provides members with tools and\nresources to assist them in their careers and business as well as\nengaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to\npressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit "],[0,[3],1,"www.aia.org"],[0,[],0,"."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"\n\n"],[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[2],1,"\n\n"],[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\n\n\n\n"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"\n\n"]]]]}
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