Distinguished Citizen Award Presented
On November 17, AIA Mid-Missouri President Nina Hennkens awarded our 2018 Distinguished Citizen Award to John Simon, Building Regulations Supervisor for the City of Columbia. 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. Simon has held a lifelong passion for the natural and built environment. His award recognizes his efforts to educate, collaborate with and support local design professionals as they preserve and develop the fabric of the city.
Pallardy Scholarship Awarded
AIA Mid-Missouri awarded the 2018 Roy Pallardy Memorial Scholarship to Timothy Struemph, of Jefferson City, 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 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, the community, and the 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.
Timothy is enrolled in the Master of Architecture program Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. He spent several months earlier this year in an exchange program at the Dessau International Architecture Graduate School. He is now completing his final year at KSU and expects to complete his degree in May 2019.