2012 AIA Indiana Service Award Winners
Indiana architects recognized for community, professional dedication
Tony Costello receives Gold Medal Award; One 10 Studio is Firm of the Year
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 5, 2012) – Muncie architect Tony Costello, FAIA, received the Gold Medal Award from the American Institute of Architects Indiana (AIA) for his role in educating and mentoring architecture students and helping give Indiana architects national visibility.
Costello, a distinguished professor emeritus of architecture at Ball State University, founded the school's community-based projects program, which has reached more than 1,000 communities. Costello has been a leader locally and nationally, serving on AIA's 150th anniversary committee, as an AIA Indiana board member and mentor.
One 10 Studio was named 2012 AIA Indiana Firm of the Year. One 10 Studio's award not only honored the firm's exemplary designs, but also its community commitment and its philosophy of grassroots design and community engagement.
AIA Indiana also presented four architects and the Ball State College of Architectre and Planning Library and Documents Archive with service awards. See their information below.
Sanford Garner, AIA, received the Edward D. Pierre Award for service to the profession and public. Garner is a community advocate and as president of the National Organization of Minority Architects, he brings national visibility for AIA Indiana.The Ball State College of Architecture and Planning Library and Documents Archive received the Walter Blackburn Award given annually to a person or organization that has contributed time and service in support of the architectural profession. As Indiana's only architectural archive dedicated to Indiana's built environment, it provides educational and community access to a growing collection of historic original drawings, photographs, models and other media.
Deb Kunce, FAIA, received the Juliet Peddle Award, which recognizes those with a willingness to pioneer and has a devotion and commitment to architecture. Kunce,
a principal at Schmidt Associates was only the second Hoosier elected to the AIA national executive committee, where she was vice president. She also became
one of the youngest people to be elevated to AIA Fellow, one of the highest achievements for an architect.
Zach Benedict, AIA, and Dan Overbey, AIA, both received the Young Architect Award. Benedict has been a community activist in promoting the redevelopment of downtown Fort Wayne, where he's also been a visible spokesperson for architecture and design.
Dan Overbey already has shown extensive expertise and leadership in sustainable design and has published numerous articles on the subject. In addition, he's active in AIA codes and legislative committees.