Dewberry’s Talbert Awarded AIA Young Architect
FAIRFAX, VA — Rebecca Talbert, RA, LEED AP BD+C, was selected as one of 14 young architects to receive the American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2015 Young Architect Award. The Young Architect Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the early stages of their architectural career. Talbert, an architect at Dewberry, is also an educator and active advocate for the architectural profession and serves as adjunct faculty for the architecture programs at Valencia College and the University of Central Florida. Talbert’s dedication to her profession, service, and education has made a lasting impression on her environment and local community.
Talbert has served in many volunteer positions with AIA Orlando and AIA Florida. She is currently the Vice Chair of Winter Park's Historic Preservation Board and serves as the Government Affairs Director for AIA Orlando.
Talbert’s efforts extend to her local community through her involvement with Friends of Casa Feliz Historic Home tours where she focuses on historic preservation, Habitat for Humanity, CANstruction, and Keep Winter Park Beautiful during Earth Day. She has used her expertise in architecture to educate others, by teaching architecture principles as an adjunct professor for seven years at Valencia College and the University of Central Florida.
Talbert received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Florida. She is a member of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. Last August, she also received the AIA Florida Presidential Award.