The National Associates Committee of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced the selection of six individuals to receive the 2010 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship, which promotes professional development and licensure by compensating the recipients for the full cost of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).

The annual scholarship honors Jason Pettigrew, Assoc. AIA, who dedicated much of his time and energy toward advocating for architecture interns and encouraging their professional development and growth.

Recipients of the 2010 scholarship were selected by a jury of AIA members, component and NAC representatives, a former recipient, and other professionals based on several criteria, including: having made significant contributions to the profession and/or community at an early stage in their careers; demonstrating exemplary involvement in community and/or professional organizations; and creating, developing, and delivering creative programs for interns, associates, and/or young architect members.

The 2010 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship recipients are:

  • Megan Chusid, Assoc. AIA, director of operations for Richter+ Ratner, New York, and alternative director of professional development for the AIA NY board of directors. Chusid also recently established an annual AIA NY Emerging New York Architects Merit Award to recognize the significant contributions of AIA NY chapter interns.
  • Douglas L. Milburn, architectural intern, IGW Architecture, Urbana, Ill. Milburn has received several national and local AIA awards, and serves as the National Associates Committee's regional associate director for the Illinois region, as the president of the Champagne-Urbana Section of the AIA Central Illinois Chapter's board of directors, and as director of the Young Architects' Forum.
  • Leigh McMullen, Assoc. AIA, of Clark Patterson Lee, Rochester, N.Y., and current educational director for AIA Rochester. Among her other accomplishments, McMullen has been responsible for the expansion of her chapter's Explorer career program for high school students and the introduction of a studio-based design program to give her students an in-depth view of the architectural profession.
  • Jessica Sheridan, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, job captain in the New York office of Gensler. Currently serving as the co-chairwoman of the AIA New York Chapter's Emerging New York Architects Committee, Sheridan also serves her chapter as editor-in-chief of its biweekly e-magazine, e-Oculus. She received the AIA NY 2010 Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award for excellence in architectural journalism.
  • Salvatore A. Moschelli, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, director of design and sustainability in the Winchester, Va.- and Haiti-based Shelter2Home. In 2009, Moschelli helped change the law in Michigan to become concurrent with NCARB Model Law (Public Act 143 of 2009), establishing state licensure requirements for architects, professional engineers, and land surveyors.
  • Dawn M. Trimble, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, principal, AR+IA Design, Atlanta. While growing her own design practice, Trimble teaches in the architectural departments of Georgia Institute of Technology and Southern Polytechnic State University. Under her leadership, Georgia Tech's National Organization of Minority Architecture Students chapter won first place at the 2009 NOMA Annual Convention. She also serves as lead mentor and educational coordinator for the Atlanta Center for Creative Inquiry.