AIA Tennessee Recognizes 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards Honorees


David L. Wooley, FAIA, Marleen Kay Davis, FAIA and T.K. Davis, FAIA received the highest honors that AIA Tennessee can bestow on an individual during the 2016 AIA Tennessee Annual Meeting and Convention held in Chattanooga.

The two awards: “William Strickland Award for Lifetime Achievement” and the “Samuel Morgan Lifetime Achievement Award” are conferred by the AIA Tennessee Board in recognition of a significant body of work influencing the built environment.
Architect David Wooley received the 2016 AIA Tennessee “William Strickland Award for Lifetime Achievement” for his outstanding design work, firm leadership, and service to the American Institute of Architects on the local, state, regional and national levels. In addition, Mr. Wooley was a gifted and popular design professor at the University of Tennessee, helping to mold and nurture young talent.
Professors at the University of Tennessee College of Architecture and Design, Marleen Kay Davis and T.K. Davis, were jointly awarded the 2016 Samuel Morgan Lifetime Achievement Award for their impressive achievements both in and out of the academic setting.
Marleen Davis served as the Dean of the UT College of Architecture + Design from 1994-2003, introducing significant new curriculums, while raising its exposure on the national scene. An effective and creative professor for over twenty years, she was always in the forefront of community efforts. Her awards have been celebrated by local, state, national and international organizations.
The accomplishments of T.K. Davis are no less impressive, having served as the Design Director of the Nashville Civic Design Center. He remains one of the most effective instructors in the Masters Program at UT; and is also involved in collaborative teaching with Vanderbilt University.
All three honorees have also received the highest achievement awarded by their profession; the American Institute of Architects named each of them a Fellow in AIA.
These awards were given at an Awards Gala held during the AIATN state convention in Chattanooga while their families, friends and professional colleagues helped them celebrate.