AIA TN Lifetime Awards


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The William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award for the Profession of Architecture

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The Samuel Morgan Lifetime Service Award for Contribution to Architecture in the Public Realm

These awards are the highest honors that AIA Tennessee can bestow on an individual. They are conferred by the AIA Tennessee Board in recognition of a significant body of work influencing the built environment. Any individual living or dead, who the Jury believes qualified, is eligible to receive the William Strickland or Samuel Morgan Awards. Architects and Individuals who have exhibited a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture will be honored with these awards.

 

Past Recipients of William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award are:

James F. Williamson, FAIA – 2017

David Wooley, FAIA – 2016

Seab Tuck, FAIA – 2015

Louis Pounders, FAIA – 2014

Bruce McCarty, FAIA – 2013

Earl Swensson, FAIA – 2012

 

Past Recipients of Samuel Morgan Lifetime Service Award are:

Major General Jeff Holmes, AIA – 2017

TK Davis, FAIA, and Marleen Davis, FAIA – 2016

Dr. Joe Johnson – 2015

Connie Wallace, Hon. AIA – 2014

State Senator Douglas Henry – 2013

Stroud Watson – 2012


2018 AIA TN Lifetime Award Nominations Now Open

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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AND SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The AIA Tennessee Board of Directors is currently accepting nominations for the William Strickland Lifetime Achievement and the Samuel Morgan Lifetime Service Awards.These awards are the highest honors that AIA Tennessee can bestow on an individual. They are conferred by the AIA Tennessee Board in recognition of a significant body of work influencing the built environment. Any individual living or dead, who the Jury believes qualified, is eligible to receive the William Strickland or Samuel Morgan Awards. Architects and individuals who have exhibited a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture will be honored with these awards.

Nomination Information: Nominations must be made by an AIA Tennessee Member. Download the 2018 AIA TN Lifetime Awards Nomination Form.

Deadline: All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m., March 30, 2018.

Award Information: The awards ceremony to announce the recipients will occur at the AIA Tennessee State Convention. No more than one such award shall be made in any year for each award.

Submission: All submission materials must be included as one single file smaller than 6 MB. Save file as PDF, and reduce the PDF size in Adobe Acrobat via the “document” menu.

Questions: For any questions, please contact David Powell via email at DPowell@haa.us.

AIA Tennessee Recognizes 2017 Lifetime Awards Honorees

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James F. Williamson, FAIA, and Major General Jeff Holmes, AIA, received the highest honors that AIA Tennessee can bestow on an individual during the 2017 AIA Tennessee Conference on Architecture.

The two awards, William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award for the Profession of Architecture and Samuel Morgan Lifetime Service Award for Contribution to Architecture in the Public Realm, are conferred by the AIA Tennessee Board in recognition of a significant body of work influencing the built environment.

James F. Williamson, FAIA, of Memphis, received the 2017 AIA Tennessee William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding design work, firm leadership, and service to the American Institute of Architects on the local, state, regional and national levels. Mr. Williamson’s distinguished 43-year career has combined design practice and teaching, and in both cases, he has pursued the highest standards of architectural excellence. His contributions to design and architectural education have repeatedly received national and internal recognition by his colleagues. As a designer, teacher, preservationist, and advocate for design excellence, Mr. Williamson has set a standard to which ever architect should aspire.

Major General Jeff Holmes, AIA, of Nashville, was awarded the 2017 AIA Tennessee Samuel Morgan Lifetime Service Award for his impressive achievements both his career as well as service to our country. He is the Deputy Adjutant General, Tennessee National Guard. He is responsible for assisting the Adjunct General in his duties of training and supervising more than 13,000 soldiers in the Tennessee Army and Air National Guard. Major General Holmes is also a licensed architect and has designed multiple international projects as well as federal projects including facilities at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and the Joint Forces Headquarters for the Tennessee National Guard in Nashville. His problem-solving abilities and creativity as an architect have served him well in our Armed Forces. Major General Holmes has not only made our buildings and facilities better, but he has also kept our nation safe and free.

These awards were given at an Awards Gala held during the AIA TN Conference on Architecture while their families, friends and professional colleagues helped them celebrate.

AIA Tennessee Recognizes 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards Honorees

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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.

Lifetime Award Recipients

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The AIA Tennessee Board of Directors is currently accepting nominations for the William Strickland Lifetime Achievement and theSamuel Morgan Lifetime Service Awards.These awards are the highest honors that AIA Tennessee can bestow on an individual. They are conferred by the AIA Tennessee Board in recognition of a significant body of work influencing the built environment. Any individual living or dead, who the Jury believes qualified, is eligible to receive the William Strickland or Samuel Morgan Awards. Architects and individuals who have exhibited a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture will be honored with these awards.

Recipients of William Strickland Lifetime Achievement Award are:

  • Seab Tuck, FAIA – 2015
  • Louis Pounders, FAIA – 2014
  • Bruce McCarty, FAIA – 2013
  • Earl Swensson, FAIA – 2012

Recipients of Samuel Morgan Lifetime Service Award are:

  • Dr. Joe Johnson – 2015
  • Connie Wallace, Hon. AIA – 2014
  • State Senator Douglas Henry – 2013
  • Stroud Watson – 2012