Pallardy Scholarship Awarded

AIA Mid-Missouri awarded the 2017 Roy Pallardy Memorial Scholarship to Benjamin Naudet, of Lake Ozark, MO, in August.  The scholarship award totaled $2,000 with $1,000 coming from the local chapter's dues and Scholarship Trust Fund and $1,000 coming from a matching grant provided by the National AIA organization.

The annual scholarship was established in 1985 by the Mid-Missouri Chapter AIA to recognize Roy J. Pallardy's outstanding service to the profession, community and AIA Mid-Missouri Chapter, while practicing architecture in Central Missouri.

The matching grant is the national American Institute of Architects' effort to support local Chapters in promoting the profession and providing student financial support to emerging leaders in the architectural field of study.

Benjamin is enrolled in the Master of Architecture program in the School of Architecture at University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas.  He is currently fulfilling his study abroad requirement in Denmark taking an Architecture Design Studio course.  He will return to KU in January and expects to complete his degree in May 2019.

Distinguished Citizen Award Presented

AIA Mid-Missouri awarded our 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award to Jim Crabtree, Vice President of Corporate Physical Assets for Central Bancompany, at a celebration in Jefferson City on October 20.  This award honors a member of our community who exemplifies the values and purposefully promotes the efforts of design professionals to maintain, protect and augment the fabric of the built environment.  He is this year's Champion of the Built Environment.

Mr. Crabtree's work at Central Bancompany has sought to maintain the high standards for the built environment and quality of life for staff and patrons alike.  As noted in his nomination letter, “Over time, Jim Crabtree has become synonymous with his employer’s appreciation for architectural advocacy.”

This year's celebration was held in the Merchant's Bank Building, a structure built in 1889 and renovated inside and out supervised by Mr. Crabtree, with careful attention to detail and historically appropriate design elements.  He has also been instrumental in guiding new construction for Central Bancompany, such as the new Central Bank Financial Center, Central Technology Services, and the development of a new Signature Bank facility for the company.