AAO members have always made a strong showing in the AIA's Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement, from national outfits like the American Architectural Foundation to devoted individual members like design educator Anna Sanko and the Architecture Resource Center.
This year, the AIA honored DiscoverDesign.org, an education project of the Chicago Architecture Foundation for the 2013 Collaborative Achievement Award. This marks the fifth consecutive year that an AAO Member has recieved the award! Here's a look back at past Collaborative Achievement Award recipients that are AAO members, starting at the founding of AAO in 2009:
2012 - Rice Design Alliance
2011 - Dallas Architecture Forum
2010 - Alaska Design Forum
The purpose of the award is "to recognize and encourage distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession." Watch for details this summer on how to nominate your peers for the 2014 award.