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Alumni Accolades

2016 Alabama State AIA Design Awards

We always take pride in hearing that our alumni are earning recognition from their professional peers for the quality and impact of their work (so please send us your news!).

We are pleased to share with you the highlights of the 2016 Alabama Council AIA Design Awards, and to offer our

Alumna Jane Frederick to AIA Board

1. Why did you want to participate as a Director at Large?
When I ran, the at-large director was a new position. After serving as the South Atlantic Regional Representative on the board and council, I understood the Institute’s structure and operations.

Auburn Architecture Alumni Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Larry S. Cash, Paula Burns McEvoy, and C. Al York

Three Auburn alumni were among the 149 elevated to the American Institute of Architects prestigious 2016 College of Fellows: Larry S. Cash (Chapter: AIA Alaska, Firm: RIM Architects); Paula Burns McEvoy (Chapter: AIA Atlanta, Firm: Perkins+Will); and C. Al York (Chapter: AIA Austin, Firm: McKinney

90_20 Interior Architecture /Design Anniversary Celebration Alumni Profiles

In anticipation of the 90_20 Interior Architecture / Interior Design anniversary celebration in 2017, StudioAPLA and the CADC website will be featuring several College of Architecture, Design and Construction Interior Design and Interior Architecture alumni and their remarkable accomplishments.

Wahlgren Elected National President of AIAS

Wahlgren Elected National President of AIAS

Sarah Wahlgren, a fifth-year thesis student in interior architecture, has been elected the 2016–2017 National President of the American Institute of Architecture Students. She is currently the AIAS South Quad Director.

Alum Helps Create New Urban Plaza in Birmingham

Alumni Feature

The Powell Avenue Steam plant at the Eastern end of Railroad Park produced energy for downtown Birmingham for over 100 years, now it will produce a new kind of energy—cultural energy.

APLA Alumni Recognized by Alabama AIA

"We’re always excited to see our alumni earning peer-recognition for their work, and this year’s Alabama State AIA Design Awards give us lots to celebrate! Congratulations to all the APLA alumni who contributed their talents to realize these fantastic projects.

DI ♥'s Freear and Blackwell

DesignIntelligence recognized the talent of APLA faculty and graduates in their list of “30 Most Admired Educators for 2015.” Each year, the DesignIntelligence survey of “America’s Best Architecture & Design Schools” honors excellence in education and education administration in the disciplines of

MCP Alumnus Named Global Shaper

 MCP Alum Jes Laing has been named the first Global Shaper of 2014 by ARCADIS

Community Planning alumnus Jes Laing '13, a Roadway Design Engineer for the consulting firm ARCADIS, has been named a Global Shaper by the company. ARCADIS is an international consulting firm specializing in design, engineering, and project management, with 22,000 employees throughout the world.