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November 13, 2019
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Chapter News

2019 Awards honor emerging architects in the industry.

By Elizabeth Paul

AIA Philadelphia is pleased to announce the selection of the 2019 Young Architect Award recipients, Fátima Olivieri-Martinez, AIA and Drew Lavine, AIA and the 2019 Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize recipient Studio 6mm. Both awards honor architects in the Philadelphia region that are emerging in the industry through excellent work product. Please join us in congratulating the recipients of these highly regarded honors at the annual Design Awards Gala taking place on December 5, 2018, at The Fillmore Philadelphia located at 29 East Allen Street, Philadelphia.

Young Architect Award
The Young Architect Award, presented by AIA Philadelphia’s Steering Committee of Fellows, seeks to recognize a registered architect between the ages of 25 and 39 for their contribution to the categories of leadership, practice, and service.

Fátima Olivieri-Martinez, AIA – an associate at KieranTimberlake, where in 2013, she helped formalize the firm’s Community Involvement group, which collaborates with nonprofit organizations on pro-bono initiatives. She is an active member of the design community, lecturing at national conferences, and writing for a variety of online publications. A native of Puerto Rico, Fátima completed her studies at the University of Puerto Rico School of Architecture and the University of Virginia. 

Drew Lavine, AIA – Director of Architecture at Re:Vision Architecture, where he specializes in the development of sustainable and regenerative projects focusing on resource efficiency and healthy environments. A graduate of Virginia Tech, he began his career in San Francisco before relocating to Philadelphia. Here he worked at MGA Partners before settling in at Re:Vision. Lavine is a passionate leader in the Philadelphia green building community. 

Philadelphia Emerging Architect Prize
The PEAPrize is awarded annually to recognize an emerging architecture firm, one that has been established and licensed within the past ten years, producing high-quality design and innovative thought within the Philadelphia region.

Studio 6mm – design-focused firm practicing at the intersection of architecture, fabrication, and research. The firm's recent work in Philadelphia includes an award-winning grocery store for the Kensington Community Food Co-op (KCFC), a variety of projects at the University of Pennsylvania, a new Emergency Disaster Services Command Center for the Salvation Army, axe throwing arenas for Urban Axes, and affordable housing projects across the City's neighborhoods. With experience serving clients in the mission-driven, residential, retail, and academic realms, the firm operates with agency to improve communities, develop gracious environments, and create meaningful spaces that elevate the daily rituals of contemporary life. 

Congratulations to these and all of the other award recipients being honored at the 2019 Design Awards Gala including Susan Maxman, FAIA recipient of the 2019 John Frederick Harbeson Award and Elizabeth Miller recipient of the 2019 Paul Philippe Cret Award.

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