Left to right: Malini Srivastava, AIA and Angela Wolf Scott, AIA

American Institute of Architects Recognizes Two Minnesota Architects with 2018 Young Architects Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 18 recipients for the 2018 AIA Young Architects Award. Two of the recipients are from Minnesota.

Young architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age. This award, now in its 25th year, honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.

2018 Young Architects Award Winners from Minnesota:

Angela Wolf Scott, AIA Wolf Scott is principal and CFO of Minneapolis-based MacDonald & Mack Architects, Minneapolis, where she works predominantly with buildings that have garnered national historic designation. By seeing historic buildings as cultural, environmental and financial resources, she has helped her firm continue to set a high bar for preservation while maintaining the integrity of our cultural heritage. Wolf Scott has led restoration and preservation teams working on landmarks like the Eliel and Eero Sarrinen-designed Christ Church Lutheran, Municipal Building Clock and the Ruin Courtyard at the Mill City Museum. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota College of Design, teaching the Preservation + Sustainability course, which demonstrates the link between these two seemingly discrete areas of practice. Wolf Scott received the AIA Minnesota Young Architects Award in 2016.

Malini Srivastava, AIA In her work as architect and principal at Design and Energy Laboratory in Fargo, North Dakota, Srivastava finds solutions that marry good design with a deep-seated concern for the health and safety of a building’s occupants. A researcher and scholar, Srivastava is constantly focused on drastic energy use reduction in buildings while keeping projects as affordable as possible. She leads a collaboration between North Dakota State University, the City of Fargo and two local utilities that strives to reduce energy consumption in the city’s residential and municipal buildings. Supported by the Bush Fellowship, Srivastava has also designed a series of “energy games” for the Fargo community at large and K-12 students as part of her Carnegie Mellon doctoral thesis.

The jury for the 2018 Young Architects Award includes: Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA (Chair), LML Consulting; Raymond “Skipper” Post, FAIA, Post Architects; Edward Vance, FAIA, EV&A Architects, Inc.; Peter Kuttner, FAIA, Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.; John Castellana, FAIA, TMP Architecture, Inc.; and Evelyn Lee, Savills Studley.

Young Architects Award recipients will be honored at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City. The award is administered and funded by the College of Fellows.

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