|01/03||News, Promotions, Moves|
Tim McCorry, AIA, an associate at Kaplan Gaunt DeSantis Architects, Red Bank, N.J., is now a LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. The accreditation is conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Past AIA President Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, chair of HKS, Dallas, recently was elected to the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) board of directors in Washington, D.C. Skaggs has been actively involved in the design of more than 450 architectural projects, primarily in the health-care sector. He is registered in 15 states.
Charles B. Thomsen, FAIA, chair of 3D/International Inc., was selected as a fellow of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The organization has selected 16 fellows since its founding in 1982. Thomsen is the first person to be elevated to fellowship in both the AIA and CMAA.
AIA Palm Beach presented the Hilliard T. Smith, FAIA Architectural Community Service Award to Paul Twitty, AIA, at its annual awards banquet November 19. Twitty is a founding partner and chief executive of Schwab, Twitty & Hanser Architects (STH), West Palm Beach, and is active in many community and professional groups, including the AIA, National Honor Society in Architecture and the Allied Arts, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a member of the Business Development Board and the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, the Executive Association of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County’s Overall Economic Development Program Committee, the City Center Partnership, and the Industrial Revenue Bond Task Force. Besides the personal honor bestowed on Twitty, STH received two AIA Design Excellence Awards.
Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects, p.s. celebrated its 50th anniversary and changed its name to BLRB Architects, p.s. In addition, it announced the promotion of Lee Raymond Fenton, AIA, and Dennis C. Kabba, AIA, to principals and Kit Burns, AIA, and John Wegener, AIA, to senior associates.
The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) presented the first
Chairman’s Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation
to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for its work on the Cathlapotle
Archeological Project at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington
and to the General Services Administration for its efforts on two projects,
the rehabilitation and restoration of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse
in Old San Juan, P.R., and the Fairfield Center/Roxbury Boys Club Renovation
in the Roxbury Highlands Historic District, Boston. “Without these
efforts, irreplaceable elements of our heritage would have been lost.
With these efforts many people will have the opportunity to experience
and better understand our nation’s rich and varied history,”
said John L. Nau III, ACHP chair. In addition, Emily Summers, AIA, of
Dallas, was sworn in for a four-year term as an expert member of the ACHP.
Clay Johnson III, assistant to the president for presidential personnel,
presided over the ceremony held at the Navy Museum.
Johnson Fain Partners has changed its name to Johnson Fain.
KKE Architects Inc. added a new business unit dedicated to hospitality, recreation, and entertainment clients. The cross-country team includes KKE principal Quin Scott, AIA; Bob Lang, Assoc. AIA; and Bill Bethmann, AIA, with support of staff in the Newport Beach, Calif., and Dallas offices.
Vollmer Associates was the grand award winner as “Juror’s Favorite” in the 2002 CANstruction competition for a sculpture entitled, “Every Drop Counts.”
Kathleen Leahy Born, AIA, as associate, to Arrowstreet Inc., Boston
Richard Jaynes, AIA; Leesa Vardeman, AIA; and John B. Wallis, AIA, to partners, and Steve Aloway, AIA, and Stephen Hafer, AIA, to principals, VLK Architects Inc, Arlington, Tex.
Dan Kallenbach, AIA, and Margaret Parker Salop, AIA, to associates, Hardison Komatsu Ivelich & Tucker (HKIT), Oakland
Joseph League Jr, AIA, to principal, S/L/A/M, Glastonbury, Conn.
George W. Sharp, AIA, to project architect, Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Orlando
Nancy Clayton, AIA, as design director, to Chilton, New Haven
Gary M. Fisher, AIA, as vice president, to Cannon Design, Baltimore
Perrell Jackson, Assoc. AIA, to Garner Plus Architects PLLC, Rochester, N.Y.
Amanda Scherrer Morris, Assoc. AIA, and Noelle A. Norman, Assoc. AIA, as intern architects, to TurnerBatson Architects, Birmingham, Ala.
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