AIA to Honor Post-9/11 Architects

American Institute of ArchitectsAt its annual National Convention & Design Expo in Washington, DC, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will dedicate the Saturday, May 19th general session  to honor the architects who orchestrated rebuilding initiatives and designed the memorials following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

In addition to the inspiring stories of the rebuilding and memorial at the Pentagon and the Flight 93 National Memorial, six architects who offered their training and experience to help rebuild and memorialize Ground Zero will share their emotions, observations, and anecdotes, including Daniel Liebeskind, FAIA, David Childs, FAIA, Michael Arad, AIA, Craig Dykers, AIA, Steve Davis, FAIA, and Santiago Calatrava, FAIA.

The architects will receive a specially-cast medal commending them for their contribution to our national healing.  Architect members of their teams will also be honored on stage with an AIA Presidential citation.