February 5, 2015
From AIA National, January 26, 2015: “The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 14 recipients for the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award. Young Architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age. This award, now in its 22nd year, honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.”
AIA Detroit’s very own Andrew Dunlap was one of the individuals selected to receive this honor from AIA National for 2015. Andrew has also won this award at both the AIA Detroit. (2013) and AIA Michigan (2014) levels. We are very proud to have him as part of our community and the Building Enclosure Council.
Andrew Dunlap, AIA | Notes of Interest
Andrew Dunlap is a leader and an innovator, creating and improving technology that all architects can use in pursuing excellence for their aesthetic designs. He excels at, and enjoys, the technical aspect of projects and has become SmithGroupJJR’s go-to expert on exterior building enclosures. While developing these skills, Andrew transitioned from a technical architect to a trusted project leader, mentor, and advisor at his firm.
As a member of several industry organizations, including AIA Detroit’s Building Enclosure Council (BEC), Andrew has often shared his research and findings with the design and construction community. He is a rare example of a young architect who understands the balance of the many aspects of design and construction required to attain excellent and responsible buildings. In addition to his industry involvement, he enthusiastically shares the professional side of the practice in the classroom by encouraging students to foster informal relationships with professionals and encouraging their participation in the AIA. Among his volunteer activities, Andrew mentors students through AIA Michigan and SmithGroupJJR.
Andrew is a prime example of a young architect who is both passionate and discerning, an intellectually curious designer who leads by example and is dedicated to his craft. He truly understands the value and importance of the profession.