The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected 14 recipients for the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award. This award, now in its 22nd year, honors young architects – licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age – who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.
Our friends at Curbed broke the news that NOLA’s very own Jose Alvarex of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple was one of the national AIA award winners!
Alvarez is a native of Caracas, Venezuela and finished his architecture education in theUnited States. He has worked for New Orleans–based Eskew+Dumez+Ripple for the past 17 years and has been directly responsible for delivering some of the firm’s most iconic and challenging projects to date, including the New Orleans BioInnovation Center (NOBIC); the Shaw Center for the Arts in Baton Rouge, La.; 930 Poydras Residential Tower in New Orleans; and Teatro Santander, in São Paolo, Brazil.
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple has had a major impact on the New Orleans real estate landscape, including working on projects like the Bywater’s Crescent Park, Myrtle Banks & Jack & Jake’s, Tulane’s new downtown Social Work Campus, and a new warehouse district hotel.
Their founder Allen Eskew recently passed away in 2013.