The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career. Click here to view all 2011 AIA Awards Recipients.

Jack Baumann, AIA
Advancing emerging professionals and mentoring new talent
Baumann promotes architecture as more than just creating physical buildings, but creating relationships with his colleagues, his clients, and his peers, looking toward the future from the impact he makes today.

Sara Beardsley, AIA
Advancing the cause of sustainability in architecture and design
In explaining her architectural philosophy, Sarah likens buildings to "living, functioning machines." Sarah's skills will become increasingly prevalent in the new century as energy usage becomes more of a factor in design and engineering.

Gail Peter Borden, AIA
Teacher, researcher, author, professional
Balanced with this tremendous teaching career, Borden has focused his firm's work with a special eye towards the American suburban landscape, looking at the home through program, materiality, economic/social infrastructures, and technology.

Steven Dwyer, AIA
Peerless in his dedication to community and the spirit of collaboration
As Dwyer has progressed through his career, he increasingly views his contributions as an architect and citizen as indistinguishable from his efforts to improve the lives of both his clients and his community.

Sanford E. Garner, AIA
A commitment to community service and development
In addition to his award-winning professional practice, Garner has maintained a strong commitment to community service and development through his involvement with local and regional advisory councils and boards.

Christopher Herr, AIA
Breaking new ground in sustainability and alternative building systems
Herr holds important the idea of helping and fostering the creativity of young people who are interested in the power of architecture. As a result, his firm is involved in high school intern programs, job shadow programs, and strong intern mentoring.

Jennifer T. Knudsen, AIA
Unifying architects and builders with a clear and focused vision
Knudsen's contributions to the profession are her unequaled leadership, knowledge, and continued advancement of an architecture enhanced by the interactive use of the Building Information Model in a team environment.

Kiel Moe, AIA
A tireless involvement with the architectural and academic communities
Moe's research and related publications are directed towards the advancement of more ecologically, economically, and professionally sustainable modes of practice.

Amy Slattery, AIA
Promoting diversity and emerging professionals in architecture
Amy is known for her energy, daily rigor, and ability to see and coordinate many issues concurrently. A recognized leader amongst her peers, Amy was named Emerging Professional of the Year by AIA Kansas City in 2008.

Sean Stadler, AIA
Paving the way for the next generation of industry professionals
From his leadership roles in professional organizations to redefining the standard of design leadership at his firm, Stadler's commitment has helped to increase the potential for the industry's young leaders and the next generation of design excellence.

Thomas J. Trenolone, AIA
A fresh, analytical approach to design
Tom and his teams have garnered over 50 awards for design excellence, and he has authored or been featured in over 40 published articles on architecture and design.