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Architecture organization, student honored with national awards

Louisiana Tech University’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students was honored recently with two of the seven national Honor Awards presented at the 2014 AIAS Forum in Nashville, Tennessee.

aias logoSamantha Raburn, who received her master’s degree in architecture from Louisiana Tech in 2014, was awarded the Chapter President of the Year award, recognizing one of over 180 chapter presidents for his or her outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the consistent growth and development of the AIAS at his or her school.

Louisiana Tech’s AIAS chapter also received the Freedom by Design Award, the highest award bestowed upon an AIAS chapter’s Freedom by Design Program. The Freedom by Design program seeks to radically impact the lives of individuals with accessible design. The program seeks to utilize the talents of architecture students to help people in the community through modest design and construction solutions. The award was presented to Remington Bard, current AIAS chapter president at Tech and the former FBD director.

The AIAS’s annual conference is the largest gathering of architecture students in the world. Each year the AIAS honors individuals and groups for their exemplary work in areas such as leadership, collaboration, scholarship and service.

The AIAS Honor Awards were developed to publicly recognize outstanding achievements by students, educators and practitioners who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the education and development of architecture students.

Written by Judith Roberts – jroberts@latech.edu