AIA Minnesota Announces Four 2015 Young Architect Award Recipients
MINNEAPOLIS, MN The announces the selection of four 2015 Young Architects Award recipients. These recipients will be recognized at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Dinner on December 4, 2015, at the Minnesota History Center.
The AIA Minnesota Young Architect Award is given to architects who are AIA Minnesota members, have been licensed for less than 10 years, and have shown exceptional leadership in service to the profession, the community, design, planning, and education.
, AIA, is an Associate Vice President at (HGA). As a Project Manager in the Arts, Community and Education Practice Group at HGA, Celis specializes in guiding and integrating the input of team members, consultants, contractors, and clients on complex Fine and Performing Arts projects. In addition, she serves as Co-Practice, Group-Leader of a 35-person studio and is responsible for organizing staff, balancing workload, and managing financial metrics. She has an undergraduate degree from Wellesley College and a Master of Architecture degree from University of Minnesota.
, AIA, is an Architect with , joining the firm in 2005. Her focus is on historic preservation, educating clients, community, and professionals of the importance of preserving our historic structures. Her work ensures that the most appropriate treatments for restoration, preservation, and rehabilitation are performed. She attended the University of Minnesota and quickly discovered a passion for historic buildings. She then pursued a Master of Architecture degree with a Certificate in Preservation Studies from University of Wisconsin.
, AIA, is a Registered Architect in Minnesota and New York and the Founder of (FORM + Urban Landscape Articulation). Born on the Caribbean Island of St. Thomas, he spent his formative years in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a visual artist and published writer who is also a licensed architect, he expresses the urban condition through the lenses of art and design. He holds an Associate Business Degree in Architecture from the College of Environmental Design at University of California (Berkeley) and a Master of Architecture degree from Parsons School of Design (New York City). He is President of the California Alumni Association-Minnesota Chapter and serves on the Metropolitan Council Livable Communities and Transit Oriented Development Advisory Committees.
, AIA, is a Senior Associate and Healthcare Architect, as well as a leader in medical planning, at HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA). She serves as Regional Representative for the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, chairs the LEED Education on the HGA Sustainability Council, is a Founder/Co-Chair of the HGA Open Conversation Series, and co-chairs the AIA Minnesota Women in Architecture Committee. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in environmental design and a Master of Architecture degree, both of which are from Montana State University.