Emerging Professional Award

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The purpose of this award is to recognize and support emerging, graduate architects who have made outstanding, innovative contributions to the discipline and/or profession and have rendered exemplary service in the public realm.  Candidates can be nominated by peers, mentors, allied professionals, or employers.


Candidate must have attained an architectural degree from an accredited architectural school

Candidate efforts must have contributed to the public realm or the profession at large, not just internal to the office where they work

Candidate must be working toward licensure in Connecticut

Candidate must be employed by a Connecticut State-based AIA Connecticut Firm or by an allied professional or institution

Submission Requirements:

A supporting statement written by the nominator: (250 words or less) including a description of the contributions to the public realm or the profession at large, impact, and public recognition of the candidate’s endeavors.

Nomination Deadline: May 3, 2021

Past Winners

From 2020-2014

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Katie Scanlon, Associate AIA

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Andrew Gorzkowski, Associate AIA
Pickard Chilton


Emilia Baker
Atelier Cho Thompson


Emily Ky, AIA
SLAM Collaborative 


Kelsy Janus
Point One Architects

Alana Konefal

Alana Konefal, Associate, AIA

Antonia Ciaverella

Antonia Ciaverella, Associate AIA
Tecton Architects

Nina Caruso

Nina Caruso,
Associate AIA
Crosskey Architects, LLC

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Aaron Trahan, AIA
Centerbrook Architects and Planners, LLC


Alyssa Kent
Becker + Becker

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Katelyn Chapin, AIA
Svigals + Partners


Adrienne Nelson, AIA
Pickard Chilton


John Sepples, AIA
TLB Architecture