Alumnus earns 2018 YoungArchitect Award from AIA

Jaime Crawley is among 18 AIA honorees.

Jamie Crawley ’96, who holds two Texas A&M design degrees, earned a 2018 Young Architects Award from the American Institute of Architects for significant contributions to and exemplary leadership in the field.

The only architect from Texas to earn the award, which celebrates leading professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer, Crawley be honored at the AIA’s national conference in June.

Crawley directs design at HA Architecture, an emerging civic, commercial, education and residential design practice in Austin. The firm has earned numerous regional accolades, including a design competition for the annual Creek Show, which aims to raise awareness of efforts to renew Austin’s Waller Creek and develop an adjacent chain of parks.

The AIA also recognized him for raising the profession’s profile in the community by performing extensive pro bono design efforts that range from animal shelters to churches.

He has played leading roles in numerous AIA initiatives, including the first-ever National AIA Leadership Institute in 2015. Also, as co-chairman of the 2016 Institute, Crawley oversaw a near-doubling of event participation.

As an Austin Soccer Foundation board member, Crawley works with disadvantaged youths and facilitates scholarship funding, field refurbishment, and mentoring.

He also helps shape the next generation of architectural practitioners by teaching design at his alma mater, as well as at Prairie View A&M University and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Crawley earned a Master of Architecture degree in 1998 and a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in 1996.

 

Richard Nira
rnira@arch.tamu.edu

posted May 4, 2018