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2012 Honors and Awards Dec. 9, 2011



Steven Holl, FAIA

The AIA’s highest individual honor is bestowed on Holl, the New York City-based architect known for a humanist-derived approach to architecture that draws upon the arts and sciences to develop ingenious formal solutions.

“It’s an amazing day,” said Holl yesterday after being informed of his selection. “I am definitely going to have a good birthday tomorrow!”

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The modest Minnesota firm respected for its consistently rigorous approach to research-driven form-making is honored with the 2012 AIA Architecture Firm Award.

“Thank you very much,” said firm principal Vincent James, FAIA, after being informed yesterday of the firm’s selection. “The AIA has been wonderful, and we depend on it in many ways.”

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George Baird, Intl. Assoc. AIA

The Canadian designer and educator known for his long association with the University of Toronto, as well as his intellectual rigor and commitment to socially engaged architecture, is honored with the AIA’s premier education award.

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Mortimer M. Marshall Jr., FAIA

For his long-standing dedication to the profession and his approach to architecture as a vehicle for leadership and service, Marshall is recognized with the AIA award that exemplifies architecture’s proactive social mandate.

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