The American Institute of Architects named 15 recipients for the 2013 AIA Young Architects Award, an honor served for architects licensed 10 years or fewer.  

The winners include Virginia Elaine Marquardt, AIA, an architect at DLR Group in Santa Monica, Calif.; Andrew Caruso, AIA, head of intern development and academic outreach for Gensler in Washington, D.C.; and Derwin Broughton, AIA, an architect for Garland, Texas–based Ron Hobbs Architects,  local Board of Adjustments member, and member of the AIA’s Young Architects Forum. 

Former Young Architects Forum communications adviser Deepika Padam, AIA, of San Francisco’s Blend Architecture, was also named a Young Architect Award honoree—as was 2012 Young Architects Forum chair Jennifer Workman, AIA, of Good Fulton & Farrell Architects in Dallas.

Two of the honorees head their own studios in Minneapolis: John Dwyer, AIA, of John Dwyer Architect, and Alissa D. Luepke Pier, AIA, founder of A.D.L. Pier design and a commissioner on the Minneapolis Planning Commission. Another honoree, Susannah Drake, AIA, is the founding principal of New York’s dlandstudio. Eric R. Hoffman, AIA, is a professor of practice at Washington University in St. Louis.

Other 2013 award-winners are Matthew Dumich, AIA, project manager at Chicago’s Valerio Dewalt Train Associates; disaster-response specialist Rachel Minnery, AIA, of Seattle’s Environmental Works; and Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, of Latent Design in Chicago. 

Three of the winners of this year’s Young Architects Award winners hail from Chicago’s Skimore, Owings & Merrill office, where they serve as associate directors: Thomas Hussey, AIA; Brett Charles Taylor, AIA; and Lucas Tryggestad, AIA. 

The architects will be recognized by the AIA at a celebration in Washington, D.C., on March 20 and at the AIA National Convention in Denver on June 22.