President’s Letter: A Successful HAIAPPY HOUR
Many thanks to Siegel & Strain Architects for hosting the AIA East Bay community at a member appreciation party in their courtyard on May 26, 2016. In addition to welcoming new members and familiar faces, we celebrated a few recently licensed members:
Wendy Sitler, AIA
Ashley Rybarcyzk, AIA
Lauren Tichy-Cruz, AIA
Miya Muraki, Associate AIA, was also recognized for her participation on the Home Tours committee over the past five years, a committeemen that culminated with Miya co-chairing the program in 2015. Peter Wolfe, AIA and Raphael Wade were thanked for their leadership while serving on the 2014-2015 Board of Directors.
The top recognition award was given to Mary Hardy for her Achievement in Historic Preservation. Earlier in the year, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed with nominator David Alpert, FAIA, that Ms. Hardy’s preservation work has had profound impacts locally and around the world. Ms. Hardy, Director of Historic Projects at Siegel & Strain Architects, had no advance notice that she would be honored, making the event at Siegel & Strain that much more memorable.
The certificate honoring her achievements reads:
IN RECOGNITION AND GRATEFUL APPRECIATION FOR YOUR EXEMPLARY ENDEAVORS IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION, A SUSTAINABLE DESIGN STRATEGY. YOUR ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE IS ECLIPSED ONLY BY THE GENEROUS SPIRIT IN WHICH YOU SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE.