Component Excellence Award for Advocating for the Profession—Citizen Architect
This award recognizes AIA members who have applied their skills, training, talents and experience to serve their communities and profession as advocacy leaders. In 2008 the AIA Board of Directors passed a resolution to recognize the service and efforts of Citizen Architects, this award recognizes active engagement and public demonstration of the best things an AIA member can offer in service to the public.
The 2015 recipient, William Dikis, FAIA was honored during the Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference. More information.
Submissions in this category include:
• Members or components that have worked with collateral organizations and/or policymakers to encourage and promote the planning of more livable neighborhoods.
• Members that have elevated the profession and championed causes to promote design as an elected or appointed official.
• Members or components that have proactively sought to improve the practice and prosperity of the profession, the community or nation through advocacy.
• Members or components that have led other AIA members and allied professionals in community or legislative efforts to improve the built environment.