AIA New Jersey presents Distinguished Service Award to Kimberly Bunn, AIA

March 5, 2018

Service Award Chair Robert Cozzarelli, AIA, and AIA NJ President Verity Frizzell, AIA present Kimberly Bunn, AIA, the Distinguished Service Award. Photo by Hollander Photographic Services

AIA New Jersey proudly presents Distinguished Service Award to Kimberly Bunn, AIA 

Kimberly Bun, AIA, LEEDap, is owner and principle of Bunn Architecture, a full-service architecture firm specializing in residential and small commercial projects. Kimberly dedicated to creative design and attention to detail. She enjoys helping her clients improve the spaces that they live or work in every day, often combining her passion for architecture with historic preservation and environmentally sensitive design. A graduate of New Jersey Institute of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in architecture, she is licensed in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

As a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), she has been active in the organization at both the state and local levels since she joined as an Associate in 1999.  She has chaired or participated in many committees including: communications, newsletter, public awareness, the committee on the environment (COTE), codes and standards, historic preservation, legislative and government affairs, diversity, women in architecture, and a Champion for special 150th-anniversary initiatives in 2007.

As President of AIA New Jersey in 2015, she led the organization on a strategic planning initiative to maintain its value to members and the New Jersey Architectural Community for years to come. Currently, she chairs the AIA New Jersey Communications Committee which brings together the newsletter, website and social media to send AIA’s messages to members and the public.

Since serving as President of her local section, AIA West Jersey in 2006, Kimberly remains involved as a trustee to the state board and chairs the AIA West Jersey photography competition. She coordinates with the South Jersey Food Bank for the ongoing regional CANstruction event. She was awarded the section’s highest honor, the AIA West Jersey Louis Goettelmann Award for service in 2009.

In addition, Kimberly is active in her community and local schools, including as a trustee for the Moorestown Improvement Association, the Historical Society of Moorestown, a board member for the Moorestown Theater Company and Moorestown Fourth of July Parade Committee. She often is a mentor for high school students interested in pursuing a career in architecture and regularly works with the local Boy Scout and Girl Scout organizations talking about the profession. Ms. Bunn works with many of her local non-profit organizations  Urban Promise, Habitat for Humanity, Moorestown Community House, and the Historical Society.

For over a decade, Kimberly was a guest teacher for a week-long class in classical architectural styles for elementary school students. She continues guest speak at various schools, libraries, and groups including the local Perkins Center for Art focusing on architecture and local history. For a local organization, she has developed and leads Historic and Architectural Walking Tours annually in the spring and fall in her hometown. In 2014, she co-authored a book for the Images of America series about Morristown and its history.

AIA New Jersey congratulates Kimberly Bunn, AIA on this honor and thanks her for her many years of continued service.

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