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People | Chicago Architects Awarded with FAIA

Ellen And Susan


The word is out. Eleven members of the recently elevated 149 FAIA members hail from Chicago, reinforcing the City’s status as an architectural hub for creative design and technical excellence. Chicago award winners covered all five of the AIA nomination categories. Two winners were from Bailey Edward Design, Inc.: Ellen Bailey Dickson and Susan Doreen Turner.

Ellen won in Category 2: Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice. Her FAIA introductory bio states: “Influential leader Ellen Dickson advances the profession through exemplary practice management. She leads stakeholder engagement in civic architecture, elevates the role of the architect in the community; and ardently mentors women architects for leadership roles.”

Susan Turner also won in Category 2 for her work in historic preservation. Her FAIA introductory bio states: “Through investigation, innovation and dissemination, Susan Doreen Turner positions historic buildings as “Renewable Resources for Our Age.” Her problem-solving methodology, pioneering solutions, and global lecturing and writing have created new standards in sustainable preservation.”

On March 28th, AIA Chicago recently congratulated local award winners in an article in the Illinois Business Daily entitled Chicago architects receive fellowships. The original AIA National FAIA Press Release was sent in mid-February.

On April 20th, AIA Chicago will celebrate their new Fellows during a private ceremony at the Cliff Dwellers Club. All of the 2016 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia, PA. To send congratulations or to schedule a time to meet at the convention, connect with Ellen and Susan via LinkedIn.