The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently named Brad Benjamin, an intern architect with Craig Gaulden Davis, 2007 Associate AIA Member of the Year. This annual award, the highest honor presented to an individual Associate AIA member, is given to Associate AIA members who are exemplary leaders and have demonstrated a strong commitment to both their AIA component and their community. The AIA currently has nearly 15,000 Associate AIA members.
The Awards Jury expressed that Benjamin’s contributions to AIA Greenville and AIA South Carolina, as well as the National AIA organization, have been extraordinary and that, “through his commitment to his community, Brad exemplifies the future of the architecture profession. His efforts promote quality both inside and outside the profession, and in both the built and natural environment.”
AIA President R.K. Stewart, FAIA, presented the award at the AIA National Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on May 4.