The annual Honor Awards recognize exemplary commitment and service to AIA, the community, and the architecture profession.

2021 Honorees

Oscar Harris, FAIA
Oscar Harris, FAIAIvan Allen Sr. Award
The most prestigious prize, the Ivan Allen Sr. Award, is awarded to the member who has made a deep and lasting impact on peers, AIA and the built environment, and therefore sustained the highest ideals of the profession.
About Oscar
Garfield Peart, AIA
Garfield Peart, AIADorothy Spence Citizen Architect Award
The Dorothy Spence Citizen Architect Award honors an AIA member who engages the community with a design mentality, seeing it as an architect sees a project: all connected. This award recognizes contributions made outside of AIA volunteer roles.
About Garfield
Theresa Ridley, AIA
Theresa Ridley, AIAJames G. Fausett Service to the Profession Award
The James G. Fausett Service to the Profession Award honors a firm, group or individual for outstanding service to the profession, primarily through leadership service in the AIA or a related organization.
About Theresa
Heli Shah, Assoc. AIA
Heli Shah, Assoc. AIAJohn A. Busby Jr. Medal
The John A. Busby Jr. Medal is given to a young member excelling in one or more of the areas: design excellence; AIA leadership; community involvement; pursuit of lifelong education; and/or managing or starting a firm.
About Heli
Doug Hooker
Doug HookerKwanza Hall Award
The Kwanza Hall Award recognizes the leadership of a non-architect who, through their professional life, has pushed members of the design community to elevate the quality of our work to improve the livability of our towns, cities and neighborhoods.
About Doug
Mary Norwood
Mary NorwoodKwanza Hall Award
The Kwanza Hall Award recognizes the leadership of a non-architect who, through their professional life, has pushed members of the design community to elevate the quality of our work to improve the livability of our towns, cities and neighborhoods.
About Mary
Midtown Alliance
Midtown AllianceJohn Portman Visionary Award
The John Portman Visionary Award is named in honor of late architect John Portman, FAIA. The award honors an individual, organization, group or public entity for noteworthy achievements that express a vision and excellence of design in any one of the following categories: buildings; communities; landscapes; structures; art; and sculpture