04.02.2024

The AIA Recognizes Three AIA Chicago Members With 2024 Young Architect Award

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AIA Young Architect Award Recipients 2024

Ryan Gann, AIA, NOMA; Richie Hands, AIA, NOMA; and Carl Sergio, AIA have been recognized by the AIA with the Young Architect Award

The Young Architects Award recognizes AIA members in the early stage of their architectural career who have shown exceptional leadership in design, planning, education, and service to the profession.

Ryan Gann, AIA, NOMA

By ensuring the design process includes a wealth of diverse voices, Ryan Gann, AIA, helps elevate and redefine the architect’s role. Through his consulting business, he models a future for the profession in which facilitation and collaboration are key. He engages artists and peers to create powerful installations, exhibits, and online content, and his projects broadly impact communities in a positive manner. 

Richie Hands, AIA, NOMA

A tireless advocate for the next generation of architects, Richie Hands, AIA, has led some of the most impactful programs that support under-represented young people pursuing careers in architecture. Already in his young career, he has proven himself an exceptional leader through his commitment to diversify and advance the profession. 

Carl Sergio, AIA, NOMA

Whether through travel to other countries and U.S. states or conversing with people in other languages, Carl Sergio, AIA, NOMA, is always eager to find meaningful ways to connect with others. Driven by the challenges he faced while job hunting during the 2008 recession, Sergio used his talents as a creator, connector, and collaborator to make it easier for students and emerging professionals to explore the profession. Through the mentorship programs he has initiated or supported, Sergio has personally impacted hundreds of students, fellows, peers, and firms across all 50 states and seven countries.


View all recipients of the Young Architect Award, including the three AIA Chicago members.

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