David M. Powell honored with the 2023 AIA Award for Excellence in Public Architecture

Submitted by mtinder@aia.org on Tue, 01/24/2023 - 13:16
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AIA is honoring David M. Powell, FAIA, champion of Nashville’s built environment and owner and principal of HASTINGS Architecture, with the 2023 Award for Excellence in Public Architecture.
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