2023 AIA Nebraska Honors and Awards

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AIA Nebraska members may submit projects built | unbuilt located anywhere in the United States\/Worldwide. "],[0,[1],1,"Registration and Sponsorships are available."],[0,[],0," "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,0],1,"2023 AIA Nebraska Excellence in Design Gala"],[0,[],1,", "],[0,[],0,"Thursday, November 9, 2023 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, "],[0,[2],1,"Steelhouse, "],[0,[3],1,"1100 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68102"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,0],2,"5:30 pm - 6:15 pm | Lecture, Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, 2023 AIA Gold Medal Recipient"],[0,[],0," "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,0],2,"6:30 pm - 7:30 pm | Excellence in Design Awards Reception"]]],[3,"ul",[[[0,[],0,"Ticketed reception, pre-registration is required. Heavy hors d\u0027oeuvres and beverages."]]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,0],2,"7:30 pm - 9:00 pm | Excellence in Design Awards + Honors Awards Recognition"]]],[3,"ul",[[[0,[],0,"Ticketed event, pre-registration is required."]]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0,0],2,"Deadline: Thursday, October 26, 2023. Price increases October 27."]]],[1,"p",[]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"AIAS\nStudent Award"],[0,[],0,"\n"]]],[10,0],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"This award recognizes a member of the\nAmerican Institute of Architects Students (AIAS), one undergraduate and\ngraduate, who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant\ncontributions to their academic community at the University of Nebraska College\nof Architecture."],[0,[],0," "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Elise Benson"],[0,[],0,","],[0,[4],1," AIAS"],[0,[],0,", of Lincoln, Nebraska, is currently\na third year student in the College of Architecture, University of\nNebraska-Lincoln. She has always shown a passion for helping those around her,\nand after finding her calling in the field of architecture, she is now helping\nincoming students feel confident in their academic pursuits. She has held\nmultiple leadership roles through the College of Architecture and in the\nLincoln community, including creation of Generations Connect through Girl Scouts. Her drive to\nserve others led her to pursue a position as a UNL Orientation Leader, which\nshe obtained after a competitive application and interview process. As the only\nupperclassmen representing the College of Architecture in New Student\nEnrollment for 2023, she makes it a priority to encourage new students to\nfollow their passion for design. Elise\u2019s mission is to be a resource for incoming\narchitecture students whenever they face challenges throughout college."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Associate Award"],[0,[],0,"\n"]]],[10,1],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Recognizes an Associate AIA Nebraska,\nunlicensed member who has shown exceptional leadership and made significant\ncontributions to the profession in the areas of design, education, and\/or\nservice in an early stage of their architectural career. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Emily Roesler,\nAssociate AIA"],[0,[],0,", is a born-and-raised Lincolnite who pursued\narchitecture because of the social impact it has on communities. She recognized\nits ability to not only tell stories and embed itself in memories, but also to\nrealize dreams and propel us toward the future. She believes architecture has\nthe power to create positive change and is driven to use it as a catalyst in\nher contributions to the community. She has been involved and contributed\nsignificantly to The American Institute of Architects on the local, state and\nregional levels. An example to her contributions incudes the Big B.A.D.\nBirdhouse Project, in which AIA Lincoln partnered with Spring Creek Prairie Audubon\nCenter to integrate concepts of the environment and architecture into Lincoln\nclassrooms. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Emily began her formal edu\u00adcation at the University of\nNebraska-Lincoln as an architectural engineering major before shifting her\nfocus solely to architecture. Before earning her Master of Architecture degree\nin 2017, Emily served as a small project manager and a teaching assistant for\nthe university. Upon graduation, Emily joined DLR Group, where she achieved\nassociate distinction within three years of employment. Educational design is\nher passion, Emily recognizes that every learning environment she helps create\nhas an important role in each student\u2019s education, which motivates her\ncommitment to producing the highest quality design possible."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Young Architect Award"]]],[10,2],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Recognizes\nan AIA Nebraska member, licensed less than 10 years who has shown exceptional\nleadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the areas of\ndesign, education, and or service in an early stage of their architectural\ncareer. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Beau\nJohnson, AIA"],[0,[],0,", growing up a Midwesterner, Beau was raised\nby competition on the athletic field and the golf course, inspiring an early\nambition to artistically sculpt our fields of play that served as a gateway\ninto the wider world of design. His professional experience has been\ndistinctively shaped his time away, including over a decade of living and\nworking in London, Providence, and New York City. After studying landscape\narchitecture at Iowa State University, Beau moved to London to work for Foster +\nPartners. Following nearly 4 years in the UK, he returned state-side to\ncontinue his academic studies, this time in architecture, at the prestigious\nRhode Island School of Design. After three years in Providence, Rhode Island,\nBeau made his way to New York City and back to Foster + Partners, this time at\ntheir NYC office."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Since\nmoving back to Omaha, Beau has also become very active in the arts community of\nOmaha. As a member, friend and frequent guest at the Bemis Center for\nContemporary"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Arts\nand the Kaneko. He is also a member of the Joslyn\u2019s Young Art Patrons"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Executive\nCommittee and serves on the Advisory Council for Omaha by Design."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Within just a few years of joining DLR\nGroup, he was appointed the Regional Design Leader for the Central Region. In this\nrole, he oversees design culture within our Omaha, Lincoln and"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Des Moines offices and champions\ninnovation in the practice toward the firm\u2019s mission statement, \u201cElevate the\nhuman experience through design.\u201d"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Architectural | Design Education Award "]]],[10,3],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Recognizes a living person of esteemed\ncharacter who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of\narchitecture design or to the arts science in a Nebraska institution of higher\nlearning. The award recognized an individual whose activities have\nconsistently influenced students and provided the ability to make connections\nbetween the educator\u2019s particular areas of expertise and other areas as\nappropriate. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Vanessa Schutte, AIA"],[0,[],0," Architecture and\neducation have been intertwined in Vanessa\u2019s life since she was eight years\nold. As the daughter of two teachers, her childhood was full of creative\nactivities and learning opportunities. One particular memory is of her father,\nwho was a high school art instructor, remodeling the family summer cabin. He\nmade a point to engage her in the design process by asking her to help create\nthe pattern for the new kitchen floor, and the rest is history. Many projects\nand many years later, Vanessa is an architect specializing in the design of\nK-12 education facilities."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Before joining DLR Group in 2015, Vanessa earned a\nBachelor of Design degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a\ncertificate in historic preservation, and a Master of Architecture degree from\nthe University of Maryland College Park. The diverse midwestern and east coast\ndemographics taught her how to collaborate with team members and clients of all\nbackgrounds and perspectives and inspired her belief that integrated design is\nthe synergy of all stakeholders throughout each phase of design. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"As a K-12 leader, Vanessa provides strategic,\nvisionary, and positive leadership to the studio, which has completed dozens\neducational design projects in the past five years. She also has a passion for\nengaging students from the districts she is working with in the design and\ncreation of their future schools."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Architecture Firm Award "]]],[10,4],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Recognizes\nan AIA Nebraska firm in good standing that has shown exceptional leadership and\nmade significant contributions to the profession in the areas of design,\neducation, and or service to the State of Nebraska and its communities. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture "],[0,[],0,"(APMA) has\nmore than three decades of experience producing award winning designs in a\ncollaborative, creative, cross-functional atmosphere. They believe good design\nis about creating beautiful spaces that build community, are functional,\nlong-lasting, and inspiring."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"As one of the region\u2019s largest studios of architects,\ninterior designers, graphic designers, and construction administrators, the\nfirm serves a range of clients with design solutions that meet their\nprogrammatic and aspirational objectives."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"They\npride themselves on their commitment to community; be it through the work\nthey do with non-profit organizations that serve the most at-risk, or through\ntheir dedication to promoting diversity in their workplace and industry."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Alley Poyner\nMacchietto Architecture\u2019s"],[0,[4],1," "],[0,[],0,"office\nis an open studio space that encourages collaboration and idea sharing between\nteams. At the heart of this collaborative spirit are the Partners and firm\nleadership who play a vital role in supporting and empowering design teams on\neach new endeavor."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],0,"2023\nHarry F. Cunningham Gold Medal Recipient | "],[0,[],1,"Architectural\nExcellence in the State of Nebraska"]]],[10,5],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"The Gold Medal\ncommemorates the achievements of Harry Francis Cunningham who came to Nebraska as lead architect for\nBertram Grosvenor Goodhue\u0027s office during completion of the tower phase of\nconstruction for the State Capitol following Goodhue\u0027s death in 1924. It was\nGoodhue\u0027s revolutionary building design which won the nationwide competition in\n1920 for the creation of the state house in Lincoln. Cunningham subsequently\nestablished the first school of architecture at the University of Nebraska-\nLincoln."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[4],1,"Michael Alley, AIA"],[0,[],0," What started as a\ntwo-person architecture shop based out of Michael\u2019s spare bedroom in 1987 has\ngrown into a 69-person architecture, interior design, and construction\nadministration studio with offices in Omaha, Nebraska and Red Oak, Iowa. As a\nfounding principal of Alley Poyner Macchietto Architecture (APMA), Michael\nAlley has instilled in his colleagues his belief that architecture has the\npower to improve communities. This guiding principle has directed every\ndecision he and the firm have made, from the types of projects APMA takes on,\nto the kinds of organizations supported with pro-bono efforts. In 2015 the firm\nembarked on a strategic planning initiative and"],[0,[5],1," "],[0,[],0,"a dedication that\nreflects their deeply ingrained culture and values: Put People First. Advance\nDesign. Build Communities."],[0,[4],1," "],[0,[],0,"This dedication is a clear reflection of\nMichael\u2019s influence and the impact of his career."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Michael\nhas more than three decades of experience in the design and construction\nindustry. His award-winning portfolio includes various urban redevelopment\nendeavors, higher education buildings, research facilities, performing arts\nvenues, and residential projects of all sizes and scope. A passionate advocate\nfor thoughtful development"],[0,[4],1," "],[0,[],0,"in Omaha, Michael has played an integral\nrole in some of the city\u2019s most impactful revitalization projects, including\nrethinking North Downtown, where APMA\u2019s main office resides; the rejuvenation\nof North Omaha, where APMA has led dozens of projects in its 36-year history;\nand the redevelopment of Omaha\u2019s Riverfront, through his role on the Public Art\nCommittee."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"\u201cAs a founder of our firm,\nMichael was instrumental in creating an organizational structure that\nemphasizes collaboration over hierarchy. He championed our \u201cflattened pyramid,\u201d\nwhich allows everyone to have a voice. Michael is an incredible mentor and\nhas helped dozens of young architects develop into talented professionals. He\nhas done all of this in his quiet and humble manner. He truly leads by\nexample,\u201d says nominator Albert Macchietto, AIA, APMA Principal."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"His\nselfless dedication and community-mindedness"],[0,[4],1," "],[0,[],0,"marks him as a true\ncitizen architect. His hands-on, compassionate leadership serves as a guidepost\nfor all team members, encouraging employees to serve their community. Michael\nhas worked with some of Omaha\u2019s most inspirational organizations, from the Omaha Economic Development Corporation, to\nthe Union for Contemporary Art, and The Hope Center. Encouraged by his example, APMA\u2019s passionate team members\nrepresent the firm in myriad organizations, including Family Inc, Omaha\nby Design, and TeamMates Mentoring Program."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Since\n1991, Michael has been the recipient of more than 30 honors and awards - both\nlocally and nationally. These recognitions underscore his commitment to\npreservation, the arts, community, service, and design. These accolades are\nalways accepted humbly and with the acknowledgment that he did not act alone,\nbut alongside a team of other talented and capable professionals."]]]]}
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