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Awards for Distinction


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Video broadcast of the 2021 Awards for Distinction celebration.
The Awards for Distinction recognize Sam Fox School alumni and other individuals for professional achievement in the fields of art, architecture, and design and/or for service to their profession, the community, or the Sam Fox School and Washington University.

2021 recipients


Bill Hanway, BA83
Michael Joo, BFA89
Adam Rubin, BFA05
Brian Vitale, MArch95
Cayce Zavaglia, MFA98
L. Irene Compadre, BA08/MLA12
Recent Alumni Award
Bijoy Jain, MArch90
Dean’s Medal

2021 Recipient Spotlights


2020
Event postponed due to COVID-19.
2019
Rajeev Kathpalia, MArch84/MUD84
Peter Tao, BA79
Lauren Rebecca Weinstein, BFA97
Paula Jane Wilson, BFA98
Recent Alumni Award: Daniel DuGoff, BA10
Recent Alumni Award: Vita Eruhimovitz, MFA15
Dean’s Medal: Ronald Leax
2018
Jared Della Valle, MArch96/MSCM96
Myra Greene, BFA97
Michelle Komie, BFA97/BA97
Mike Konzen, MArch86
Recent Alumni Award: Egg Collective—Stephanie Beamer, BA06; Crystal Ellis, BA06; and Hillary Petrie, BA06
Recent Alumni Award: Lavar Fredlin Munroe, MFA13
Dean’s Medal: Ambassador Sam Fox, BSBA51, and Marilyn Fox
2017
Yvette Drury Dubinsky, BA64/MA66/MFA90
Christopher Fromboluti, BA67/MArch70
Alan Griswold, BFA96/BA96
Richard Lorch, BA77
Recent Alumni Award: Will Bates, BFA09
Recent Alumni Award: Anisa (Baldwin Metzger) Heming, BS06
Dean’s Medal: Laylah Ali, MFA94
2016
Jennifer Behr, BFA96
Vikas M. Gore, MArch/MUD84
Carol Macht, FASLA, BA73
Michael Williams, BFA01
Recent Alumni Award: Ben Durham, BFA04
Recent Alumni Award: Dan Arthur Weissman, AIA, Assoc. IALD, BA05
Dean’s Medal: Ralph J. Nagel, BS67/MArch69
2015
Angelyn A. Chandler, BA89
Mark Fox, BFA85
Thomas M. Hotaling, AIA, MArch77
Sandy Speicher, BFA96
Recent Alumni Award: Eric John Cesal, MArch/MBA08, MCM09
Recent Alumni Award: Elizabeth Giardina, BFA02
Dean’s Medal: Leslie J. Laskey
2014
Ericka Beckman, BFA74
Doug Powell, BFA88
Theodore H. Seligson, FAIA, BArch53
Vicki Match Suna, AIA, BA80/MArch82
Recent Alumni Award: Valerie Chang Greer, AIA, LEED AP, MArch02
Recent Alumni Award: Benjamin Lowy, BFA01
Dean’s Medal: Richard Henry Franklin, AIA, NOMA, BA70/MAUD74
2013
Catherine Meehan Barner, BA75
Dexter Fedor, BFA/BSBA79
Kenneth D. Levien, FAIA, BA74/MArch76
Carolyne Roehm, BFA73
Young Alumni Award: Bunny Cornell Burson, MFA05
Young Alumni Award: Erin Cubbison, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, BS03
Dean’s Medal: Peter Saul, BFA56
2012
Paul Dillinger, BFA94
Anthony Goldschmidt, BFA65
Ann Meredith Rolland, AIA, LEED, BA80/MArch82
Stephen Yablon, AIA, LEED AP, BA75
Young Alumni Award: Aaron A. Duffy, BFA06
Young Alumni Award: John Kleinschmidt, BA08
Young Alumni Award: Andrew Sternad, BA09
Dean’s Medal: Juhani Pallasmaa, Architect SAFA, Hon. FAIA, Int FRIBA
2011
Marshall Brown, BA95
Richard Brown, MFA75
Rodney Henmi, FAIA, NOMA, MAUD83
Meg Fish Saligman, BFA87
Young Alumni Award: Susan T. Morgan, AIA, LEED AP, BS01
Young Alumni Award: Ebony G. Patterson, MFA06
Distinguished Service Award: Raymond Nadaskay, AIA, BArch62
Dean’s Medal: William Kentridge
Dean’s Medal: Cynthia Weese, FAIA, BS62/BArch65
2010
Mary K. Bryson, BFA88
Walter Eckenhoff, FAIA, BA72/MArch75
Micki Lippe, BFA65
Susan Pruchnicki, AIA, BA86/MArch88
Young Alumni Award: Holly Williams Leppo, AIA, MArch00
Young Alumni Award: Andrew Scott Paluba, BFA00
Dean’s Medal: Jerome J. Sincoff, FAIA, BArch56
2009
Ralph Cunningham, BA83
Ann Fertig Freedman, BFA71
Tom Friedman, BFA88
Harry Kendall, BA78
Young Alumni Award: Sara Velas, BFA99
Dean’s Medal: Judy Pfaff, BFA71
2008
Ralph Cunningham, BA83
Ann Fertig Freedman, BFA71
Tom Friedman, BFA88
Harry Kendall, BA78
Young Alumni Award: Sara Velas, BFA99
Dean’s Medal: Judy Pfaff, BFA71
2007
Thomas Dutton, MAUD77
George Nikolajevich, FAIA, MArch78
Gene Schnair, BA73/MArch76/MBA76
Laurie Ann Sperling, MArch79
Young Alumni Award: Erik G. L'Heureux, BA96
2006
Soo Chan, BA84
Eric Haesloop, BA77
Sandra Mendler, BA81
Jimmie Tucker, MArch81
Young Alumni Award: Brian Vitale, MArch95
Dean’s Medal: Corinna Cotsen, MArch83/MSCE83
2005
Mary Ann Lazarus, MArch78
Ruth Lynford, BArch46
Andrew Trivers, MAUD73
Paul Zaferiou, BA75
Dean’s Medal: Emily Rauh Pulitzer
2004
Stephen N. Abend, FAIA, BArch62
Alan E. Goldberg, FAIA, BArch54
Aseem Inam, Ph.D., MAUD92
Jack L. Nasar, Ph.D., BA69
Laurent J. Torno, Jr., BArch62
Dean’s Medal: Professor Leslie J. Laskey
2003
Warren Boeschenstein, BSAS64/BArch66
Jamie Cannon, FAIA, BArch60
Robert E. Edmonds, BArch61
Richard T. Henmi, BArch47
Joan Krevlin, BA75/MArch78
Young Alumni Award: Andrew Bernheimer, MArch94; Jared Della Valle, MArch96/MSCE96
Dean’s Medal: King Graf, BArch53
2002
Brant Gordon, MArch78
Amie Gross, MA75
Avram Lothan, BA78
Eugene J. Mackey III, BS60/BArch62
William P. Wischmeyer, BA69/MArch71
Young Alumni Award: Ursula Emery McClure, BA91; Michael A. McClure, BA92
Dean’s Medal: Doretha Moore
2001
Terry L. Brown, MArch79
Karl A. Grice, BA74/MArch76/MSW76
Christopher A. Grubbs, BA72/MArch74
Earle G. Hamilton, Jr., BArch43
W. Stephen Saunders, BA72
Young Alumni Award: Elva Rubio, MArch92
Dean’s Medal: Gilbert Taylor Rogers
2000
James F. Barker, MAUD73
Jay S. Bauer, BA70/MArch72
Cindy L. Harden, MArch79
Thomas H. Teasdale, BArch56
Charles A. Wolf, BA79
Dean’s Medal: Fred M. Kemp, BArch50
1999
Carol Rusche Bentel, BA79
Bernard Bortnick, BArch60
Ted Christner, BArch57
King Graf, BArch53
Andrew Metter, MArch76
Young Alumni Award: Bernard Deffet, BA85
Dean’s Medal: Jerome J. Sincoff, BArch56
1998
Janet Baum, BSA66
George Matsumoto, BArch44
Edouard Mutrux, BArch30/MArch31
Kenneth Schaefer, BArch40/MArch41
Young Alumni Award: Susan Pruchnicki, BA86/MArch88
Dean’s Medal: I. E. Millstone, BS27
1997
Edward Ford, BA71/MArch72
Louis F. Reuter IV, BA66/MArch69
Louis Saur, FAIA, BSAS61/BArch65
Jerome J. Sincoff, FAIA, BArch56
Young Alumni Award: Gerardo Caballero, MArch87
Dean’s Medal: Dean Joseph R. Passonneau
1996
Herbert Duncan, Jr., BA54
Gyo Obata, FAIA, BArch45
Robert Vickery, Jr., BArch60
Michael Willis, FAIA, BA73/MSW76/MArch76
Young Alumni Award: Stephen White, BA79/MArch83/MA93
Dean’s Medal: Warren Shapleigh
1995
Anthony Abbate, MArch82
Rex Becker, BA34/MA35
Joseph Bilello, PhD, MArch76
Harold Roth, FAIA, BA56
Dean’s Medal: Norman Moore, BA33
1994
Doris Andrews Danna, BA52
George Hellmuth, BA28/MArch31
Robert Kahn, BA77
James F. O'Gorman, PhD, BA56
Dean’s Medal: Jamie Cannon, BA60