José Alvarez, AIA, Principal, receives 2015 AIA Institute Honors for Young Architects

José Alvarez, AIA, Principal, receives 2015 AIA Institute Honors for Young Architects

The American Institute of Architects has selected 14 recipients for the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award. This award, now in its 22nd year, honors young architects – licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age - who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. All recipients will be presented the award at the AIA 2015 National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta.

Principal José Alvarez, AIA, LEED AP is one of the 14 who will be honored at this year’s AIA National Convention in Atlanta.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, José is a Principal at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. A talented designer and Project Architect with the design responsibility for many of the studio’s largest projects, his creative work has led to dozens of design awards for projects such as the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum and has contributed for the last 17 years to the successful growth of the firm.

José is currently the lead designer for an 1,200 -seat theatre and performing arts venue in Sao Paolo, Brazil and was an integral member of the design team responsible for 930 Poydras Residential Tower—a mixed-use, contemporary high-rise in the CBD of New Orleans and recipient of a National AIA Housing Award.

In addition to his architectural design expertise, José develops licensure programs within the firm and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the design profession. José is the President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Louisiana Chapter, Program Coordinator and mentor for Project Pipeline; as well as AIA State Delegate and Program Director for AIA New Orleans Young Architect Forum (YAF).

For more on this award and the full list of recipients, click here.

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