Volunteer of the Year Awardees

AIA Connecticut honors our volunteers for their support and assistance through committee work and
acknowledges their service on the Volunteer of the Year plaque that hangs in the AIA Connecticut office. 

2022 Volunteer of Year Awardees

Karl Hennig, AIA, LEED GA

Karl Hennig is an accomplished architectural designer with significant experience designing and coordinating all phases of design and construction services. He has held key roles and collaborated on numerous large-scale, mixed-use, corporate, and commercial developments both nationally and internationally.

Mr. Hennig is currently a key team member for 2401 McKinney Avenue, a new 27-story high-performance office tower in Dallas, Texas comprising for 62,250 m2 of Class-A offices, 1,400 m2 of retail, and underground parking. Additional project experience as a Project Designer includes 2+U, a LEED Platinum 92,900 m2 mixed-use office tower and public plaza in downtown Seattle, Washington; and, Avocet Tower, a 48,300 m2 mixed-use development comprising hotel and office atop a generous lobby and amenity podium in Bethesda, Maryland. Additional experience includes two projects in Houston with Hines: 609 Main Place and Amegy Headquarters.

Mr. Hennig serves as Co-Chair of the AIA Connecticut Committee on the Environment and was recently an AIA Connecticut board member. Within the studio, he is a key member of sustainability committee and has long served as a mentor for the New Haven chapter of the ACE Mentor Program for high school students. Mr. Hennig received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Kentucky and Master of Architecture from Iowa State University.

Thank you for your service, Karl!

Laura Pirie, AIA, LFA, NOMA

Laura is the founder of Pirie Associates Architects in New Haven CT, a multi-disciplinary design firm that includes placemaking, community and client engagement, interiors, architecture, and landscape. Her award-winning practice is known for its high degree of craft, comprehensive attention to health and well-being, and timeless design solutions that evoke a spiritual-like connection to materials and place.

Laura teaches at the graduate level of the Yale School of Architecture, serves as Vice Chair of Board of CT Main Street Center, and has actively served the CT AIA for the past 10 years, first as co-chair of what was the Design Committee and now as the co-chair of the Design Knowledge Community.

Thank you for your service, Laura!

2021 Volunteer of Year Awardees

Dominique Moore, Assoc. AIA

Leonard Wyeth, AIA

2020 Volunteer of Year Awardees

2019 Volunteer of Year Awardees

John (Jack) Butkus, AIA


Milton Gregory Grew, AIA

Paul Reslink, AIA &
Laura Boyer, AIA

Paolo Campos, AIA