Thursday, February 29, 2024

Allied Member of the Year Awardees


The Allied Member of the Year award, launched in 2018, recognizes Allied Members who are not architects,
but by their interest, participation, and concern have promoted and contributed significantly to
the profession of architecture through their membership and participation in the
Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

2023 Awardee

Maria DeFiore, Assoc. AIA
Ring's End, Inc.

Maria DeFiore has been working in this industry for over 20 years including just over 17 years at Ring’s End as their product expert while assisting architects, builders and their clients with selecting all materials for the entire project.

She has a degree in Architecture from Roger Williams University along with a Construction Management background which allows her to easily relate to both the design professionals, builders and end users that she works with.

Maria’s goal is to become a part of your project team as the resource that can help you with specifications, product education, budgetary pricing, and running client showroom project meetings on your behalf.

Congratulations, Maria!

2022 Awardee

Dominic Di Cenzo
Connecticut Concrete Promotion Council

2021 Awardees

Cathy DeFrances-Vittorio
Fuss & O'Neill

2020 Awardees

Ron Penton
LaRosa Building Group

Dave LoCascio

Deborah Maffettone
J Geiger

2019 Awardees

Ben Canino
O&G Industries

Tyra Dellacroce
Connecticut Stone

2018 Awardees

Mark Weiner
Sherwin Williams

Jim Beatrice