2016 AEP Award Recipients.

Chapter Award – AIA Pasadena & Foothill
They have done so much for emerging professionals. “We need these programs they have started to happen all over the AIA,” said one juror, “they are knocking it out of the park.”

Educator Award – Ingalil Wahlroos-Ritter, AIA
Wahlroos-Ritter currently serves as the interim Dean in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University. The jury was particularly impressed with how she has advocated and shaped young architectural minds. She has taught at Yale, Cornell, the Bartlett and SCI-Arc Universities. Her presence was particularly noted while at a July panel discussion the AIACC conducted while at Woodbury University in July. “She is clearly worthy and her enthusiasm is obviously contagious,” said current AIACC President, Michael Malinowski, AIA.

Associate Awards – Shohreh Khodabakhshi, Assoc. AIA & Jason Morris, Assoc. AIA
Khodabakhshi’s work was called “breathtaking and unusual.” The jury was impressed with how incredibly active she is within so many innovative programs. “I am impressed with her breadth, depth and passion,” said a juror.

Morris also showed great achievement in concepts and delivery. The jury was impressed with the inordinate amount of thought time as well as delivery time it would take to see his projects into fruition.
Only more great things can come from these two, and the jury is patiently awaiting what else they can achieve once they are licensed.

Young Architect Award – Alvin Huang, AIA
With his own already award-winning firm, Huang has managed to build an established and impressive portfolio of work. His work has been widely published and holds more than 30 distinctions from the local to international levels. The jury noted how he seems to be firing on every cylinder and how the profession, as well as the public, are always curious as to what is coming next from Huang.