December 13, 2019
AIA New Jersey Regional Representative Bruce D. Turner, AIA, has spent this week in Washington, D.C. with the Class of 2019 for their final Strategic Council Assembly. The Strategic Council is a national body whose purpose is to advance the profession of architecture by informing the Board and other Institute factions of important issues and opportunities.
Bruce was elected to his position in 2016, our first ever Regional Representative after the national repositioning of the AIA and during his term worked with his class to meet the goals of the 2016-2020 Strategic Plan, namely: Elevating Public Awareness, Advocating for the Profession and Advancing Knowledge and Expertise with the primary objectives: Career Pathways, Influence, Innovation, Market Leadership, Outreach, Policy, Relevance and Research.
The week’s activities included moments of celebration and recognition for Mr. Turner as he was named a Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellow and presented with a distinguished medal (photo above) in recognition of completing his term on the AIA Strategic Council and this elegant commemorative award, below, from the AIA Strategic Council for serving as Moderator.
The Strategic Council is a newer entity at AIA National and Bruce only it’s fifth moderator. His role has been integral and influential. Read more on Bruce’s participation with the Strategic Council and as Moderator HERE.
Mr. Turner had the privilege of sharing the national spotlight with AIA’s highest honorees. Also recognized during Governance Week were:
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA, awarded the 2020 AIA Gold Medal. The Gold Medal is AIA’s highest annual honor, recognizing individuals whose work has had a lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture. Learn more HERE.
Architecture Research Office , awarded the 2020 AIA Firm Award. The Firm Award, the highest honor AIA bestows on an practice, recognizes one firm that has produced notable architecture for at least a decade. Learn more HERE.
David Leatherbarrow, awarded the AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion. The Topaz Medallion honors those who educate others to ensure architecture’s enduring excellence. Learn more HERE.
Carole Wedge, FAIA, named the 2020 Edward C. Kemper Award recipient. Since 1950, this award has honored members who carry on Kemper’s legacy of continued and significant service to The American Institute of Architects. Read more HERE.
and Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, named the 2020 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award recipient. This award distinguishes an architect that embodies social responsibility and actively addresses a relevant issue, such as equity and inclusion. Read more HERE.
Bruce also had the opportunity this week to support the onboarding of incoming AIA NJ Regional Representative, Michael Hanrahan, AIA, who also attended the Assembly. Regional Representative is a three year term, a lengthy commitment for any AIA member volunteer. We are fortunate to have been served by a long string of devoted regional leaders, and anticipate another successful period from Mr. Hanrahan.
AIA New Jersey sends Bruce, one of our most respected members, a round of congratulations and thanks for his dedication and commitment. Well done, sir.
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA-NJ News | Tagged: #AIAStrategicCouncil, #BruceDTurnerAIA, #MichaelHanrahan, #RegionalRepresentative, #StrategicCouncil, #WashingtonDC, AIA, aianj, Architect, architecture, BertuneFellow, BruceDTurner, MichaelHanrahanAIA | Comments (0)
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