Breah Page, AIA, 2023 Dubin Family Young Architect Recipient
March 15, 2023: CHICAGO: The AIA Chicago Foundation, the charitable, independent not-for-profit organization which supports scholarships, grants, awards, and initiatives to strengthen Chicago’s architectural community, has announced that Breah Page, AIA, Senior Project Architect at LBBA has been named the 2023 AIA Chicago Foundation Dubin Family Young Architect Award. Breah will be celebrated at the AIA Chicago Third Thursdays: Bookends event held on Thursday, April 20, 2023.
“Breah is the rare professional who not only excels in her job role as Senior Project Architect at LBBA but has advanced equity and diversity in the profession through volunteer and leadership activities outside the office.” said Catherine Baker, FAIA, founder of Nowhere Collaborative, LLC. “Breah is a role model to other emerging professionals through her dedication to the profession.”
Breah is a native of Waynesville, North Carolina, and received her Bachelor of Architecture Degree with distinction and a Minor in Interior Design from the University of Oklahoma. After graduating 2010, she landed in Chicago, soon emerging as a leader, known for her work in community-centered development, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation projects. Her current and past clients include Wrigley Field (Stantec), North Park University Hanson Hall School of Music (Stantec), The Foglia Residences at The Chicago Lighthouse (LBBA), and Mercy Housing (LBBA).
In Chicago, she also immediately became involved with numerous volunteer roles in service to the profession, including: the ACE Mentor program, which she now serves as the Associate Board President; Chicago Women in Architecture, where she is planning the organizations 50th anniversary celebration; Bridge and Wing Mentorship Programs; the Chicago Architecture Center Newhouse Design Competition; and the AIA Conference on Architecture Host Chapter Lounge Steering Committee in 2022.
The Young Architect Award was originally established in 1983 to recognize excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by young Chicago area architects. In 2003, the award was renamed the Dubin Family Young Architect Award thanks to the generosity of the family of the late M. David Dubin, FAIA, the 1971 AIA Chicago President.
Previous recipients of the Dubin Family Young Architect Award include Alzira Maldonado Protsishin, AIA (2021); Heidi Wang, AIA (2020); Jennifer Park, AIA (2019); Matthew McGrane, AIA (2018); Anthony Viola, AIA (2017); Vladimir Radutny, AIA (2016); and Chris-Annmarie Spencer, AIA (2015).
In 1983, Ralph Johnson, FAIA, was named as the inaugural recipient of the Young Architect Award. Last year, Ralph was also named the recipient of the AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award. Ralph will join Breah in a conversation about their work and career pathways on Thursday, April 20, 2023 for the AIA Chicago Third Thursdays: Bookends event.
The AIA Chicago Foundation is a partner organization of AIA Chicago, the second largest chapter of The American Institute of Architects and the collective voice of 4,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and allied professionals.
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