For Immediate Release
(New Haven, CT, November 18, 2021) Sara Bronin, AIA, architect, attorney, and professor, is being recognized by the Connecticut American Institute of Architects for her achievements, and was presented with the President’s Award at the annual awards gala held on November 16th at Aria in Prospect, CT.
The President’s Award recognizes an AIA Connecticut architect member who has made outstanding contributions to the organization through participation, service, and promotion of AIA Connecticut’s mission and vision.
“Sara Bronin is the embodiment of how architects can improve our communities through their ability to lead, advocate, and solve complex problems creatively” said Angela Cahill, AIA, President of the Connecticut Chapter, and of QA+M Architecture in Farmington. “Beyond our daily practice, it is imperative that architects use their skills to make much-needed progress in the realms of equity, justice, sustainability, and health.”
An advocate for historic preservation, Ms. Bronin is the current nominee to serve as chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, having been nominated by President Biden on June 24, 2021.
She is currently teaching at Cornell University and finalizing her book Key to the City, which will explore the myriad aspects of zoning. A founder of “Desegregate Connecticut,” a coalition of more than 70 nonprofit organizations to advocate for zoning reform to enable affordable housing opportunities, she continues to lead the efforts for more equitable, affordable, and environmentally-sustainable land use policies in Connecticut.
About AIA Connecticut:
AIA Connecticut, a statewide chapter of the American Institute of Architects, serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and works to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments. Members commit themselves to the highest standards of practice and code of ethics that addresses responsibilities to the public, clients, the building industry, and the art and science of architecture.
AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Its membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, associates working towards licensure, students, and professionals in affiliated fields.
For more information, visit AIA Connecticut’s website at www.aiact.org