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Posted on Thu, Oct 27, 2011 : 5:05 a.m.

AIA Huron Valley presents 2011 awards

By AnnArbor.com Staff

The American Institute of Architects - Huron Valley presented its annual awards a ceremony Oct. 19 at the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor.

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Damian Farrell of Damian Farrell Design Group with the 2011 Interior Architecture Award from AIA Huron Valley.

Photo courtesy of DFDG

The evening started with a keynote lecture that was followed by an afterglow, a short film about architecture, rounded out by dinner and an awards ceremony.

The 2011 AIA Huron Valley Honor Award recipients and the categories in which they won awards are: 

• Building & Preservation category: Penchansky Whisler Architects of Ann Arbor.

• Building & Preservation category: Quinn Evans Architects of Ann Arbor.

•  Interior Architecture category: Damian Farrell Design Group of Ann Arbor. 

• Interior Architecture category: Hobbs+Black Associates of Ann Arbor.

• Small Project / Low Budget category: Lewis Greenspoon Architects of Ann Arbor.

• Residential category: Quinn Evans Architects of Ann Arbor.

• Unbuilt Work category: Doug Kelbaugh, FAIA, of Ann Arbor.

• Unbuilt Work category: HKS Architects of Northville.

Additionally, several awards were presented to individuals.

The Eugene Hopkins Distinguished Service Award was presented to Michael Strother, AIA, of Ann Arbor. This award honors a chapter member who has clearly demonstrated distinguished and outstanding service to the AIA.

The Distinguished Community Service Award was presented to Bonnie Scheffler Bona, AIA, of Clean Energy Coalition. This award honors a chapter member who has performed distinguished and outstanding service to the broader community through involvement in government, volunteer, or service organizations, or who has provided pro-bono architectural services to community organizations.

The Emerging Architect Award was presented to Diane McIntyre, AIA, of Ann Arbor, for her exceptional accomplishments in and contribution to the profession.

The Student Project Award was presented to Xinyu Li, of the University of Michigan, for his Vertical Campus design for Columbia College in Chicago.

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