AIA: Recognition Series

Submitted by Ross Miller

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Client: AIA Nebraska & AIA Central States Region

Location: Omaha, NE, United States

Completion date: 2014

Project Team

Architect

Ross Miller

Industry Resource

Emily Brodersen

Metal + Art @ TMCO, Inc.

Overview

The American Institute of Architects has long been an organization that is committed to promoting design excellence. However, the awards and recognition pieces that it bestows on award winners and to significant contributions is anything but excellent in design. Recognizing the need for honoring achievements though a higher form of expression, a solution was designed that better aligns with the organization and the design professionals it represents.

Goals

The goal was to create recognition pieces that better represent the design professionals that they are being bestowed upon. A creative solution was designed that was cost-effective and resulted in a beautiful and better overall product.

Process

The recognition pieces are fabricated from 10 gauge hot rolled steel, laser cut, laser engraved, and press braked. The designer was also the artist for the pieces, designing and fabricating each piece.