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Fort Wayne, November 3, 2009: ARCH, Inc., The Fort Wayne Chapter of the American Institute of Architects; and the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District will present their design and preservation awards at a combined Awards Celebration to be held November 11, at 6:00 pm on the second floor of the One Summit Square (AEP) building in downtown Fort Wayne. A reception will take place beginning at 5:00pm, followed by the Awards Celebration at 6:00pm.
“Representatives of our organizations wanted to recognize outstanding achievement in design and preservation,” said Cory Miller, AIA, and Associate at SchenkelShultz Architecture, and Design & Practice Chairman for the Fort Wayne chapter of the American Institute of Architects. “Providing an annual opportunity to celebrate and reward best practices and design excellence was something we – as organizations with like-minded goals – could do better as a group than individually.”
Angie Quinn, Executive Director of ARCH, noted that “the preservation of our community treasures is accomplished building by building, project by project, through the efforts of individuals who see the value of good design. AIA and DID share these goals with ARCH. ARCH’s Historic Preservation Specialist, Mike Galbraith, was instrumental in organizing this grand celebration.” ARCH will also announce its list of the community’s Most Endangered Structures for 2009.
Richard Davis, President of the Downtown Improvement District, welcomed the opportunity to join what is expected to become an annual collaborative awards celebration. “While our 91-block area represents a smaller concentration of potential projects to recognize, the downtown contains a disproportionate number of the significant achievements, both in terms of architecture and community heritage.” Davis cited the recently-completed Parkview Field, the current restoration of the Allen County Courthouse, and the additions to Trinity English Lutheran Church as examples of large-scale downtown projects in which design is the critical element.
Those wishing to attend should RSVP Lori Graf at 426-5117.
For further information contact:
ARCH Historic Preservation Specialist Michael Galbraith, email@example.com ,(260) 580-0672 or Executive Director Angie Quinn firstname.lastname@example.org, (260) 426-5117.
Cory Miller, AIA, SchenkelShultz Architecture, email@example.com (260) 424 90
Rich Davis, Fort Wayne DID; firstname.lastname@example.org; 260 420 3266 x 302