2014 Recognition Awards

2014 President Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA thanked members for their leadership at the 2014 Member Appreciation Party and Annual Business Meeting on December 16, 2014.


Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA; Kurt Lavenson, AIA; Douglas Frazier, AIA; and Henry Siegel, FAIA

For Program leadership over the last two years:
Kurt Lavenson, AIA for the chapter’s very successful Home Tours
Doug Frazier, AIA for his chairmanship of the Regional Urban Design Forum for many more than two years
Henry Siegel, FAIA for AIA East Bay’s Design Awards Programs


Larry Mortimer, AIA and Harry Jacobs, AIA

Larry Mortimer, AIA and Harry Jacobs, AIA

for work year after year:
Larry Mortimer, AIA for his “Cool Tech” column in ArchNews
Harry Jacobs, AIA for his work with the newsletter


Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA and Andre Ptzaszynski, AIA

Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA and Andre Ptzaszynski, AIA

Andre Plaszynski, AIA for his stewardship of the chapter as 2014 President.


Cameron Toler, Assoc. AIA

Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA and Cameron Toler, Assoc. AIA

Cameron Toler, Assoc. AIA was presented with the Achievement Award for Community for contributing significantly to the implementation. programming planning or design of a project or environment which is beneficial to the community, or performed outstanding service to the community or public through their volunteer efforts.


Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA and Laile Giansetto, AIA

Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA and Laile Giansetto, AIA

Laile A. Giansetto, AIA is the recipient of the 2014 American Institute of Architects, East Bay Chapter Medal. The Chapter Medal is the highest honor awarded by AIA East Bay. 2014 President Jeremiah Tolbert, AIA noted, “The medal is not awarded annually and is reserved to honor those members who demonstrate outstanding service and involvement in the AIA East Bay community. Laile’s history of volunteering has unquestionably been selfless and exceptional.”

Volunteering is a member’s purest means of giving back to the profession and community. Since joining the AIA in 1991, Ms. Giansetto has exemplified unfailing commitment to the goals of AIA East Bay through continuous participation in committees, task forces and events, and through her mentoring of peers and emerging professionals. Ms. Giansetto’s most recent contributions resulted in the development of AIA Mobile, the first digital communications app for the AIA. During the same time, her stewardship of the chapter’s tenant improvements was thorough and constant.

Of Giansetto’s involvement at AIA East Bay, 2016 President Susi Marzuola, AIA remarked: “Laile is the embodiment of an involved member — ready and willing to help yet somehow never stepping into the limelight… always showing up, always pitching in, always asking what can be done and often just doing.”


Awardees not attending
For work year after year:
Kerwin Lee, AIA and Steve Winkel, FAIA for the “Codes” Column in ArchNews.
Judhajit Chakraborty, Assoc. AIA for his “Green” column in ArchNews

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