Mario Cucinella wins the Honorary Fellowship Award 2017
21 Mar 2017
The AIA – American Institute of Architects has awarded Mario Cucinella with the prestigious Honorary Fellowship Award, an award given to international and non-resident architects in the United States for their exceptional work and their remarkable contribution to architecture on a social and environmental level.
The award is considered one of the most prestigious in the field of architecture and is awarded annually by the AIA Jury on the basis of five macro objectives:
- Design, Urban Design and Conservation: promoting aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency in architecture.
- Education, Research, Literature and Practice: to promote the science and art of design and construction, while maintaining standards of information, education and practicality.
- Institutes and Building Construction Organization: coordinating the construction industry sector with professionals.
- Public Service, Government, Industry, Cultural Organizations: to ensure people’s standard of living through their environmental and cultural improvement.
- Carreer Alternative, Volunteer Work: promoting architecture at the service of society.
Mario Cucinella will receive the award during the Investiture Ceremony to be held on Friday, April 28 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando in the presence of great personalities of international and American architecture.
Before him, the AIA Honorary Fellowship Award had been tinged with the Italian flag with Pier Luigi Nervi (1957), Gio Ponti (1963), Franco Albini and Bruno Zevi (1968), Giancarlo De Carlo (1975), Renzo Piano (1982), Aldo Rossi (1989), Gae Aulenti (1990), Ignazio Gardella (1999) and Paolo Portoghesi (2002).
AIA – American Institute of Architects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the association of architects in the United States. Based in Washington, D.C., it helps educate, retrain, and raise public awareness to support the architect’s profession and enhance his public image. The AIA, currently headed by Robert Ivy, FAIA as EVP/Chairman and Thomas V. Vonier, FAIA as AIA President, works with other design and construction associations to help and coordinate the construction industry.