Malorie Hepner, AIA, named 2023 Young Architect Award Recipient

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{"version":"0.3.0","atoms":[],"cards":[],"markups":[["i"]],"sections":[[1,"h2",[[0,[],0,"Architect Malorie Hepner, AIA,\nMadison, has been selected to receive the 2023 Young Architect Award presented\nby AIA Wisconsin, the state society of the American Institute of Architects\n(AIA)."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The AIA Wisconsin Young Architect\nAward annually honors individuals who, in the early stage of their professional\ncareer, have demonstrated exceptional leadership and contributed significantly\nto the profession of architecture and the community at large. Architects\nlicensed ten or fewer years are eligible for the award. The award recognizes\narchitectural talent and contributions in one or more of the following\ncategories: design excellence, practice, education and service."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Malorie Hepner, AIA, is a\nservice-oriented leader in both her workplace and community at large and a\ncelebrated Architect who has worked on several key projects including a\ncomplicated renovation of the University of Wisconsin Health Sciences Learning\nCenter that was needed for the School of Medicine and Public Health\u2019s\naccreditation."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Malorie Hepner, AIA, joined OPN\nArchitects in 2014 as one of the first employees in the newly opened Madison\nstudio and was elevated to Project Architect in 2022. She oversees the studio\u2019s\nsummer intern program, serves as a member of the firm\u2019s recruitment team at\nevents throughout the country, coordinates the studio\u2019s annual volunteering,\npro-bono design services, and donations, and oversees the firm\u2019s weekly and\nlong-range scheduling through her position on OPN\u2019s scheduling committee. "]]],[1,"blockquote",[[0,[0],1,"\u201cMalorie embodies and models\nOPN\u2019s vision \u2018to unite and inspire so that we elevate the human experience.\u2019\nShe has keen insight, a skillful hand, and a passion to improve the places we\ninhabit every day\u2026 Her level of achievement far exceeds her years of practice. I\ncannot imagine a more deserving individual for this honor.\u201d"],[0,[],0," - Wesley T.\nReynolds, AIA, Principal and Vice President, OPN Architects"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Beyond her firm, Hepner coordinates\nexterns from UW-Milwaukee SARUP, participates in critiques at Madison College,\nand lectures at UW-Madison\u2019s Interior Architecture program. She also mentors\nhigh school students through Madison Metro School District. She is a repeat\nvolunteer and advocate for Monona Terrace\u2019s children\u2019s program Terrace Town, is\nactively involved in Rotary Club of Madison\u2019s diversity, equity, and inclusion\ncommittee, and has served as secretary, vice president, and president of AIA\nSouthwest Wisconsin. Hepner is also deeply involved in the Boys \u0026 Girls\nClubs of Dane County, serving on their Safety and Facilities Committee for over\n4 years and leading OPN\u2019s in-kind design of the Boys \u0026 Girls Clubs of Dane\nCounty McKenzie Regional Workforce Center, a model which is being used as a\npilot project for clubs around the country. "]]],[1,"blockquote",[[0,[0],1,"\u201cMalorie truly\nembodies what it means to be a civic minded member of our community as a\ncommitted community member attentive to clean energy, a champion for youth, and\nan engaged volunteer that prioritizes giving back.\u201d"],[0,[],0," - Sarah Ghee, Ed. D, MSW, Executive Vice\nPresident, Chief Operating Officer, Boys \u0026 Girls Clubs of Dane\nCounty"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Hepner graduated in 2010 from\nSavannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, Georgia, where she\nearned both a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Architecture, minoring in\nUrban Design."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Hepner will be honored at the 2023\nDesign Awards Gala hosted by AIA Wisconsin on Friday, September 15, 2023, at\nMilwaukee\u2019s Mitchell Park Domes. The event is open to the public and tickets\nwill go on sale in early August."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"With over 1,600 individual\nmembers, AIA Wisconsin represents architects in private practice, business,\nindustry, government, and academia. Founded in 1911, it is the state society of\nthe American Institute of Architects."]]]]}
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