The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture. Given to a single firm annually, the Architecture Firm Award—the highest honor the professional organization can bestow on a practicing architecture firm—began in 1962 and has remained a highly respected award of distinction throughout its 52 year history.
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is the 51st recipient of the award and the only practice in the Gulf Region to receive this honor. Founded 25 years ago by Allen Eskew, FAIA (1948-2013), much of the firm’s success has derived from its commitment to build a culture centered on mentorship and the development of young talent—earning the firm two AIA National Intern Development Program (IDP) Outstanding Firm Awards—in addition to its enduring core values: Design Excellence, Environmental Responsibility, Community Outreach, and Client Commitment.
The award was presented to the firm on Friday, June 27th during the 2014 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago, IL.