Gold Medal Honor Award

The Gold Medal is the highest honor that AIA Ohio can bestow on a member. The AIA Ohio Board of Directors confers this award, which recognizes the exemplary contributions and significant accomplishments of AIA Ohio members, in fulfilling the criteria in one or more of the categories identified below. Each of the categories shall be considered as equal pathways to achievement of the award. One category shall not be valued higher than another nor shall a category be unequally weighted in the evaluation process.

2021 Recipient

Ruth M. Gless, FAIA


Throughout her career Ruth M. Gless, FAIA has provided strong leadership, guidance, and service in mentoring young architects, fellow professionals, and communities. An award-winning design architect for over forty years, Gless spent the early part of her working life as a teacher of English, an artist, and a member of two internationally recognized firms. In 1996 she joined her spouse in partnership as managing principal of Lincoln Street Studio in Columbus.

Always a teacher at heart, Ruth lives to see others flourish, a principle that has guided her entire professional life. Consequently, she has continually worked to develop young architects. In the corporate world of Perkins&Will, she defined the staff development and project delivery processes and spearheaded re-formulation of the professional development programs. As a principal at NBBJ, she was a role model for women. In her own community-based practice she incorporated staff education as an integral part of a collaborative studio environment. In short, she has mentored a generation of architects, particularly women, instilling the value of excellence, community engagement, and leadership.

Criteria Categories

Design

Candidate shall demonstrate that their body of work has made a significant positive impact on the profession of architecture and/or the community.  The work shall be widely recognized for excellence, innovation in design, and the elevation of the practice of architecture.  The depth and breadth of the work shall have had a cumulative effect on architecture over time.

Leadership

Candidates shall demonstrate that through vision, creativity, organizational skills, and perseverance, they have created a positive impact or improvement in the profession, the Institute or in their community, and that their passion, long-term commitment and contributions are widely recognized as having elevated the profession of architecture.

Service

Candidates shall demonstrate service to AIA Ohio, other components, committees or member groups of the AIA. The candidate’s service shall have made a significant impact on the profession over time, and positively impacted the profession of architecture in Ohio. A candidate’s service shall demonstrate great depth, having a cumulative effect over time.

Eligibility

AIA Ohio members in good standing, who have been members of AIA Ohio for a minimum of ten years cumulatively, are eligible to receive the Gold Medal Award. Members of the AIA Ohio Board of Directors, and those who served on the Board of Directors within the immediate twelve months prior to the release of the call for nominations, are ineligible for consideration of this award. The award may be conferred posthumously to those individuals who had a cumulative membership in the AIA of ten years or more and who meet all of the other defined requirements. AIA Fellowship is not a requirement for consideration; however, candidates shall have made a significant and exemplary impact on the profession or within AIA Ohio. The member’s contributions shall have had an ever-increasing impact that broadens and elevates the standards of design, leadership, and/or service within the profession. No more than one such award shall be made in any year.

Each submission shall include the following:

1.  A one-page letter of nomination from any member in good standing of AIA Ohio
2. A one-page letter from the candidate’s local AIA Ohio component, signed by the component’s President or President-elect, acknowledging the candidate’s submission. Components may submit letters for more than one candidate.

Within the online application form, each nominee shall also provide the following:

  • Application and contact information
  • Acknowledgement of compliance with the AIA Ohio Unpaid Labor Policy if the candidate has at any time held a management role within a firm.

The nominations may also include the following:

1. A biography of the candidate
The biography shall focus on the candidate’s overall experience and roles in the profession, establishing the level of involvement and participation of the member in the profession, the organization, AIA Ohio, and in service to community.

2. A summary of the candidate’s substantial achievements
The summary shall define how contributions or work of the candidate have had a substantial impact on the profession.

3. Supporting exhibits
Exhibits may include information on specific contributions, work or examples of service that demonstrate the extraordinary and notable contributions of the candidate.  They may include summaries of books, articles, leadership and service or examples of design authored by the candidate. Separate information or examples that cannot be embedded within the document shall not be included.

4. Letters of Support
The candidate may provide up to six letters in support of the candidate’s exemplary work and achievements. Each letter shall not exceed one page. The authors of these letters shall not be restricted to members of the profession, AIA Ohio or the Institute, although they should have a direct understanding and knowledge of the candidate’s contributions.

Submission Format

The submissions for the AIA Ohio Gold Medal shall be made by the end of business on the day as determined by AIA Ohio in the Honor Award Call for Entries. Submissions shall be in compliance with the guidelines and requirements as established above and shall meet the following format restrictions:

  • Submissions shall be provided as a single PDF to AIA Ohio. The size of the PDF document, including any embedded photos, videos, etc. shall not exceed 8 MB.  The candidate is responsible for verifying the document has been submitted online by the deadline.
  • Submissions shall be formatted to demonstrate, in both written and graphic format, the candidate’s contributions.  The final format of the PDF may not exceed 11” x 17” (tabloid or “B” size).
  • The submission packet shall not exceed twenty two (22) pages.
  • The Honor Awards Jury has the right to waive irregularities in the submissions, provided the irregularities are minor in nature and do not provide the candidate with a notable advantage over other candidates. Prior to the discussion of candidates, AIA Ohio staff shall complete the AIA Ohio submissions checklist and provide a copy to the Jury identifying any irregularities discovered in the submissions for consideration. 

Gold Medal Firm Honor Award

The AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award is the highest honor AIA Ohio can bestow on an architecture firm. The AIA Ohio Board of Directors confers this award, which recognizes the exemplary contributions and significant accomplishments of firms lead by AIA Ohio members. This award recognizes a firm’s ongoing commitment to design, firm culture, or innovation, each of which contribute to the firm’s unique place as a leader in the profession. Through this Award, the Board of Directors recognizes exemplary efforts and significant accomplishments in two or more of the following criteria. Candidates shall clearly identify the categories under which they are submitting. One category shall not be valued higher than another when reviewing submissions, nor shall a category be unequally weighted in the evaluation process.

Criteria Categories

Design

The firm’s body of work shall demonstrate design excellence as exhibited by projects having a significant impact on society and elevating the standard of design within the profession. Through published work, peer recognition, awards, presentations, or community impact, the firm, over an extended period of time, shall have evidenced a cumulative positive impact on the built environment.

Firm Culture

The firm shall be widely known as a leader in the advancement of firm culture within the ever-changing environment of the design profession. The firm shall have made a notable impact in the profession, having successfully created a work culture recognized for valuing mentorship and promoting diversity and individual growth leading toward firm leadership. The firm’s work illustrates the value it places in elevating its employees and acknowledging their contributions to improving the built environment. The firm shall be widely known for its support of the profession and demonstrate strong support for membership within the AIA at all levels of the organization. The firm shall be recognized for its participation in and financial support for AIA Ohio’s programs, events and activities.

Innovation

The firm shall have established itself to be a leader in the development and implementation of significant innovations in the design of the built environment through the use and application of new approaches to design, planning, research and materials applications.  Through testing, applied research and field application, the firm is a recognized pioneer in the utilization and application of innovative techniques, materials or technology.

Eligibility

Any firm or successor firms, whether an individual or an organization of architects, in which the continuing collaboration among individuals of the firm has been the principal force in consistently meeting the above-mentioned criteria for a period of at least 10 years, is eligible for the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award. Firms whose members serve on the AIA Ohio Board of Directors, or those who served as a member of the Board of Directors for a period of twelve months prior to the release of the call for nominations and who have a fiduciary interest in a firm, are ineligible for consideration of this award. Firms whose employees are members of the AIA Ohio Board of Directors, but who hold no financial interest in the firm are eligible to submit for this award. To be eligible for the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award, nominations must show that the majority of financial ownership in the firm is held by registered architects, and that all the registered architect principals in the firm’s Ohio office or offices are members of AIA Ohio, and that all of the registered architect principals in the firm are members of the AIA. No more than one such award shall be made in any year. Firms which have been recognized with the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award shall be eligible for to submit again after an interval of 25 years.

Submissions

Each submission shall include the following:

1. A one-page letter of nomination from any member of AIA Ohio in good standing
2. A one-page letter from the candidate’s local AIA Ohio component, signed by the component’s President or President-elect, acknowledging the candidate’s submission. Components may submit letters for more than one candidate.

Within the online application form, each nominee shall also provide the following:

  • Application and contact information
  • Statement of Firm Ownership and Principal Membership
  • Acknowledgement of compliance with AIA Ohio Unpaid Labor Policy

The nominations may also include the following:

1. A brief description of the firm
The description shall outline the firm’s history, principals and its progression toward becoming a leader in design or in the profession. The description shall focus on the firm’s overall contributions and its ongoing impact on the architectural community.

2. Supporting exhibits
The exhibits may include information on the specific contributions, designs or examples of service that demonstrate the extraordinary and notable contributions of the firm. They should include a focus on the firm’s unique programs, recognized and awarded designs, or innovative approaches to design, practice or community service. Separate information or examples that cannot be embedded within the submission document shall not be included.

3. Letters of Support
The firm may provide up to six letters in support of the firm’s exemplary work and achievements. Each letter shall not exceed one page. The authors of these letters shall not be restricted to members of the profession, AIA Ohio or the Institute, although they should have a direct understanding and knowledge of the firm’s contributions.

Submission Format

The submissions for the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm shall be made by the end of business on the day as determined by AIA Ohio in the Honor Award Call for Entries. Submissions shall be in compliance with the guidelines and requirements as established above and shall meet the following format restrictions:

  • Submissions shall be provided as a single PDF to AIA Ohio.  The size of the PDF document, including any embedded photos, videos, etc. shall not exceed 8 MB. The candidate is responsible for verifying the document has been submitted online by the deadline.
  • Submissions shall be formatted to demonstrate, in both written and graphic format, the contributions of the firm.  The final format of the PDF may not exceed 11” x 17” (tabloid or “B” size).
  • The submission packet, excluding the five documents required by AIA Ohio, shall not exceed twenty two (22) pages.
  • The Board has the right to waive irregularities in the submissions, provided the irregularities are minor in nature and do not provide the firm with a notable advantage over other submissions. Prior to presentation and discussion of submissions, AIA Ohio Staff shall complete the AIA Ohio submissions checklist and provide a copy to the Honor Awards Jury identifying any irregularities discovered in the submissions for their consideration.

Mentor Award

The AIA Ohio Mentor Award recognizes a member who has demonstrated strong leadership, guidance and service in the support of mentorship to fellow professionals or in her/his community. Awarded by the AIA Ohio Board of Directors, this award recognizes the exemplary contributions and significant accomplishments an individual has made to the profession via mentorship.

The nomination of an individual for this award, shall explain the individual’s impact on the profession via mentorship. Local component support is highly regarded in consideration of this award. Mentorship shall extend outside of the individual’s firm or role within a firm and shall have a broad impact on the local architectural community.

2021 Recipient

Christopher Meyers, AIA


Through his established and innovative mentorship practices, Christopher Meyers, AIA has guided aspiring architects to successful careers through interactive experience sharing. His
committed efforts and influence at local, regional and national levels has had a profound and positive impact on mentorship within the profession.

With recent recognition by Architect Magazine as a Top 50 firm nationally, with particular mention of the mentorship focused efforts in the practice, Meyers has implemented interactive techniques to develop the next generation of architect leaders. He is also serving in his second term as a Member of The State Board of Architects of Ohio with a primary objective of promoting the development of emerging professionals seeking
registration. 

Eligibility

To be eligible, candidates must have been members of AIA Ohio for at least ten years cumulatively. The Jury may recognize not more than two Mentor Awards in any year. Members of the AIA Ohio Board of Directors, and those who served on the Board of Directors within the immediate twelve months prior to the release of the call for nominations, are ineligible for consideration of this award.

Submissions

Each submission shall include the following:

1. A one-page letter of nomination from any member in good standing of AIA Ohio
2. A one-page letter from the candidate’s local AIA Ohio component, signed by the component’s President or President-elect, acknowledging the candidate’s submission. Components may submit letters for more than one candidate.

Within the online application form, each nominee shall also provide the following:

  • Application and contact information
  • Acknowledgement of compliance with AIA Ohio’s Unpaid Labor Policy if the candidate has at any time held a management position within a firm

The nominations may also include the following:

1. A written statement illustrating the candidate’s impact on the profession through mentorship. Include a list of individuals whom the candidate has mentored.

2. Letters of Support
The nomination may also include up to six letters from individuals whom the candidate has mentored as well as individuals who can speak to the broader impact of the candidate’s mentorship. Each letter shall not exceed one page. The authors of these letters shall have a direct understanding and knowledge of the candidate’s contributions to the profession through mentorship.

Submission Format

The submissions for the AIA Ohio Mentor Award shall be made by the end of business on the day as determined by AIA Ohio in the Honor Award Call for Entries. Submissions shall comply with the guidelines and requirements as established above and shall meet the following format restrictions:

  • Submissions shall be provided as a single PDF to AIA Ohio. The size of the PDF document, including any embedded photos, videos, etc. shall not exceed 8 MB.  The candidate is responsible for verifying the document has been submitted online by the deadline.
  • Submissions shall be formatted to demonstrate, in both written and graphic format, the contributions of the candidate. The final format of the PDF may not exceed 8 ½” x 11”.
  • The submission packet shall not exceed twelve (12) pages.
  • The Jury has the right to waive irregularities in the submissions, provided the irregularities are minor in nature and do not provide the candidate with a notable advantage over other submissions. Prior to the discussion of each candidate, AIA Ohio staff shall complete the AIA Ohio Submissions Checklist and inform the Jury of any irregularities discovered in the submissions for consideration.

Public Service Award

The AIA Ohio Public Service Award recognizes a member who has made a significant impact in his/her community, as well as to the profession, through public service. The nomination of an individual for this award shall explain the individual’s impact on his/her community. The nomination shall list the candidate’s participation in community boards, panels or other community-related activities. Local component support is highly regarded in consideration of this award.

2021 Recipient

Mike Crislip, AIA


Mike graduated from Kent State University after receiving his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1981. He joined Onyx Creative (formerly Herschman Architects) in 1984 after answering an ad in his local newspaper that read “small design-oriented firm seeks graduate architect”, where he later was interviewed by Jerry Herschman and Jud Kline. He became President and partner of the firm in 2004 and has provided leadership and guidance since, while being directly involved with the recruitment and hiring of most of  the current employees. He goes out of his way to create a welcoming workplace environment by greeting everyone he passes, sharing motivational phrases on Mondays (Mike’s Monday Motivation), and celebrates Fridays by bringing in donuts from his local donut shop. Mike believes in the inspirational power of giving back and is involved in the local community through several firm projects, educational institutions and non-profit organizations.

Eligibility

To  be eligible, candidates must have been members of AIA Ohio for at least ten years cumulatively. The Honor Award Jury may recognize not more than two Public Service Awards in any year. Members of the AIA Ohio Board of Directors, and those individuals who served on the Board of Directors within the immediate twelve months prior to the release of the call for nominations, are ineligible for consideration of this award.

Submissions

Each submission shall include the following:

1. A one-page letter of nomination from any member in good standing of AIA Ohio
2. A one-page letter from the candidate’s local AIA Ohio component, signed by the component’s President or President-elect, acknowledging the candidate’s submission. Components may submit letters for more than one candidate

Within the online application form, each nominee shall also provide the following:

  • Application and contact information
  • Acknowledgement of compliance with the AIA Ohio Unpaid Labor Policy if the candidate has at any time held a management position in a firm.

The nominations may also include the following:

1. A written statement illustrating how the individual has impacted his/her community.  Include a list of the candidate’s participation in community boards or panels with supporting documentation on how that participation has positively impacted the community.

2. Letters of Support
The  candidate may also include up to six letters of support that act as documentation in support of the candidate’s public service efforts. Each letter shall not exceed one page. The authors of these letters shall not be restricted to members of the profession, AIA Ohio or the Institute, although they should have a direct understanding and knowledge of the candidate’s contributions.

Submission Format

The submissions for the AIA Ohio Public Service Award shall be made by the end of business on the day as determined by AIA Ohio in the Honor Award Call for Entries. Submissions shall comply with the guidelines and requirements as established above and shall meet the following format restrictions:

  • Submissions shall be provided as a single PDF to AIA Ohio. The size of the PDF document, including any embedded photos, videos, etc. shall not exceed 8 MB. The candidate is responsible for verifying the document has been submitted online by the deadline.
  • Submissions shall be formatted to demonstrate, in both written and graphic format, the contributions of the candidate. The final format of the PDF may not exceed 8 ½” x 11”.
  • The submission packet shall not exceed twelve (12) pages.
  • The Honor Award Jury has the right to waive irregularities in the submissions, provided the irregularities are minor in nature and do not provide the candidate with a notable advantage over other submissions. Prior to the discussion of each candidate, AIA Ohio Staff shall complete the AIA Ohio submissions checklist and provide a copy to the Jury identifying any irregularities discovered in the submissions for consideration.

Emerging Professionals Award

The AIA Ohio Emerging Professional Award identifies and promotes exceptional accomplishments of Associate Members and Young Architect members and their continuing development within the profession.

The AIA Ohio Board of Directors confers this award, which recognizes exemplary achievements and future promise of AIA Ohio members, in fulfilling the criteria in one or more of the categories identified below. Candidates shall clearly identify the category or categories under which they are submitting. Each of the categories shall be considered as equal pathways to achievement of the award. One category shall not be valued higher than another nor shall a category be unequally weighted in the evaluation process. 

2021 Recipient

Eric F. Pros, AIA


Eric Pros is a leader of AIA Akron, and in AIA Ohio. He has served on his Chapter’s Board since 2015, as President in 2017 and 2021, and on any number of AIA Ohio task forces. His personal motto “always learning/always teaching” exemplifies his commitment to learning and sharing knowledge. As an adjunct professor at Kent State University for approximately 7 years, Eric teaches First Year Design Studio and computer application courses.

Professionally, Eric is the Director of Design for DS Architecture. As such, he champions a collaborative studio culture in which the design process receives the attention that it deserves. In his free time, he gives back to his community and inspires future generations of architects through public outreach efforts such as CanStruction, Kent Creativity Festival, and career days.

2021 Recipient

Theodore Ferringer, AIA


Theodore Ferringer works, resides and advocates in Cleveland, OH. He is a graduate of the Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design (MArch ’08, MUD ’08), where he attended KSU’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative graduate school program.

As the 2016 AIA National Associates Committee Chair, Theodore is a recognized emerging leader in architecture. Born to a family of artisans & craftsmen in the Upper Appalachians of  Pennsylvania, he has an in-depth knowledge of the building trades and is a passionate advocate for innovative architecture and planning that serves the public good.

Theodore currently serves on the Cleveland East Side Design Review Committee and is a founding member of the Green Ribbon Coalition, advocating for an accessible and connected ribbon of amenities along Northeast Ohio’s Lake Erie shore. He was honored In 2014 by the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club as one of Cleveland’s Top 25 Under 35. In 2019, he was named to the prestigious Crain’s Cleveland 40 Under Forty as a rising community leader.

2021 Recipient

Matthew Teismann, AIA


Matthew Teismann is a registered architect with over 10 years of practice experience whose research focuses on history and philosophy of design, in particular spatial ontology. Teismann attended Kansas State University and Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and has previously taught design studios and history and theory at Kent State University (KSU), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

He has published on topics such as the space of globalism, geopolitical spatial encounters, and counterculture architecture. Teismann has studied, practiced, and lectured in the US and Europe. In 2014 he was awarded a grant from the Harvard Kennedy School’s Indonesia Program for his project ‘(Architecture) Without Origins’ to analyze cultural and social estrangement in outlying societies on the island of Nias, Indonesia. His peer-reviewed published work in architecture journals includes ‘Impossible Friendship,’ ‘Futureless,’ and ‘Anti-Haptic Experience: a critical analysis of the role of the sense of touch.’ This work and others led him to co-found Lantern journal in 2012. His thesis completed at Harvard Graduate School of Design titled The Inverted View: Spheres, Mirrors, and Architectural Allegory in the Monster Globe, develops a global model of cartography, narrative, and spatial conception that redefines perception through a hidden architectural impulse. Matthew has published numerous sections of ‘The Inverted View,’ and presented his findings at conferences in Serbia and the United States.

Criteria Categories

Design

Candidate shall demonstrate that through their work, they have provided high-level contributions to the design of the built environment. The candidate’s work may be through either individual or collaborate effort and may be of any type, scale or scope.

Leadership in practice

Candidates shall demonstrate that through work within their firm or in their role in practice, they have advanced through leadership, the practice of architecture, the role of architects or awareness of the architectural profession.

Leadership in Education

Candidates shall demonstrate that through the academic study of architecture, they have advanced society or advanced knowledge within the profession.

Service

Candidates shall demonstrate that through service to the Institute, the profession or their community, they have elevated the value of architecture and design.

Eligibility

To be eligible, candidates must be Associate Members or Young Architect members of AIA Ohio. The definition of these membership categories are as follows:

Associate Members: Those individuals who have a professional degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in AXP, or are a faculty member in a university program in architecture and are not yet licensed to practice architecture by the submission deadline.

Young Architect Member: Those individuals who have been licensed fewer than ten (10) years by the submission deadline.

The Honor Awards Jury may choose to recognize qualified Emerging Profession Award as deemed appropriate, but may not confer more than two (2) awards in any one year. Members of the AIA Ohio Board of Directors, and those individuals who served on the Board of Directors within the immediate twelve months prior to the release of the call for nominations, are ineligible for consideration of this award.

Submissions

Each submission shall include the following:

1.  A one-page letter of nomination from a member in good standing of AIA Ohio
2. A one-page letter from the candidate’s local AIA Ohio component, signed by the component’s President or President-elect, acknowledging the candidate’s submission. Components may submit letters for more than one candidate.

Within the online application form, each nominee shall also provide the following:

  • Application and contact information
  • Acknowledgement of compliance with the AIA Ohio Unpaid Labor Policy if the candidate has at any time held a management position within a firm

The nominations may also include the following:

1. Biography. A written biography of the candidate listing achievements, positions, recognitions, honors, publications, presentations and other information that supports their work and contributions.

2. Exhibits. The nomination shall include supporting exhibits that best demonstrates the nominee’s qualifications and contributions. These exhibits may include articles, drawings, photo, or other material that validates the candidate’s nomination and supports the quality of their work and contributions.

3. Letters of Support. The candidate may provide up to four letters in support of the candidate’s exemplary work and achievements. Each letter shall not exceed one page. The authors of these letters shall not be restricted to members of the profession, AIA Ohio or the Institute, although they should have a direct understanding and knowledge of the candidate’s contributions.

Submission Format

The submissions for the AIA Ohio Emerging Professional Award shall be made by the end of business on the day as determined by AIA Ohio in the Honor Award Call for Entries. Submissions shall comply with the guidelines and requirements as established above and shall meet the following format restrictions:

  • Submissions shall be provided as a single PDF to AIA Ohio. The size of the PDF document, including any embedded photos, videos, etc. shall not exceed 8 MB. The candidate is responsible for verifying that the document has been received by AIA Ohio by the deadline.
  • Submissions shall be formatted to demonstrate, in both written and graphic format, the contributions of the candidate. The final format of the PDF may not exceed 8 ½” x 11”.
  • The submission packet shall not exceed twelve (12) pages.
  • The Jury has the right to waive irregularities in the submissions, provided the irregularities are minor in nature and do not provide the candidate with a notable advantage over other submissions. Prior to the discussion of each candidate, AIA Ohio Staff shall complete the AIA Ohio submissions checklist and provide a copy to the Jury identifying any irregularities discovered in the submissions for consideration.

History

HONOR AWARD WINNERS

Gold Medal Award History
1970   John Nobal Richards, FAIA
1971   George M. White, FAIA
1972   not awarded
1973   not awarded
1974   Joseph L. Weinber, FAIA & Carl C. Britsch, FAIA
1975   Alexander C. Robinson, III, FAIA, Joseph Tuchman, FAIA & Richard L. Tully, FAIA
1976   Joseph F. Morbito, FAIA
1977   H. Walter Damon, AIA
1978   Carl E. Bentz, FAIA
1979   Roger N. Ryan, FAIA
1980   James J. Foley, FAIA
1981   George F. Roth, Jr., AIA
1982   Charles J. Marr, FAIA
1983   Wallace G. Teare, FAIA
1984   Huber Buehrer, FAIA
1985   Carl A. Strauss, FAIA
1986   E. Keith Haag, FAIA
1987   Harold C. Munger, FAIA
1988   Richard D. Levin, FAIA
1989   Robert C. Gaede, FAIA
1990   Robert E. Gramann, FAIA
1991   A. Notley Alford, FAIA
1992   Gerald S. Hammond, FAIA
1993   Carole J. Olshavsky, FAIA
1994   Phillip T. Markwood, FAIA
1995   John P. Schooley, FAIA
1996   David S. Collins, FAIA
1997   Robert P. Madison, FAIA
1998   James E. Dalton, FAIA
1999   not awarded
2000   Peter Van Dijk, FAIA
2001 Richard Fleischman, FAIA
2002 Frederich K. M. Bohm, FAIA
2003 James T. Fitzgerald, FAIA
2004 Douglas L. Steidl, FAIA
2005 Paul E. Westlake, Jr., FAIA
2006 Robert D. Loversidge, FAIA
2007 Curtis Moody, FAIA
2008 Frank Elmer, FAIA
2009 John C. Senhauser, FAIA
2010 Robert Livsey, FAIA
2011 Hal P. Munger, FAIA
2012 Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA
2013 Gary Balog, FAIA
2014 not awarded
2015 John W. Rogers FAIA, FACHA
2016 Michael Schuster, FAIA
2017 Peter L. Bardwell, FAIA
2018 Bruce Sekanick, FAIA
2019 Robert Maschke, FAIA
2020 Jack Alan Bialosky, Jr., FAIA
Gold Medal Firm Award History
1984   Trott & Bean Architects, Columbus, OH
1985   Levin Porter Associates Inc., Dayton, OH
1986   Lorenz & Williams Inc., Dayton, OH
1987   Van Dijk, Johnson & Partners, Cleveland, OH
1988   Richard Fleischman Architects, Inc., Cleveland, OH
1989   Glaser Associates Inc., Cincinnati, OH
1990   Blunden Barclay Associates Architects, Cleveland, OH
1991   Phillip Markwood Architects Inc., Columbus, OH
1992   Chambers & Chambers, Akron, OH
1993   Buchanan Ricciuti & Balog Architects, Youngstown, OH
1994   Robert P. Madison International, Cleveland, OH
1995   Munger Munger + Associates Architects, Toledo, OH
1996   GBBN Architects, Cincinnati, OH
1997   Schooley Caldwell Associates, Columbus, OH
1998   Braun & Steidl Architects Inc., Akron, OH
1999   John C. Senhauser, Architect, Cincinnati, OH
2000   NBBJ, Columbus, OH
2001   Myers Associates Architects, Medina, OH
2002   The Collaborative Inc., Toledo, OH
2003   DesignGroup, Columbus, OH
2004   Karlsberger Companies, Columbus, OH
2005   WSA Studio Inc., Columbus, OH
2006   Moody Nolan, Inc, Columbus, OH
2007   not awarded
2008   not awarded
2009   Bialosky + Partners Architects Inc., Cleveland, OH
2010   Acock Associates Architects, Columbus, OH
2011   MSA Architects, Cincinnati, OH
2012   Robert Maschke Architects, Inc., Cleveland, OH
2013   Bostwick Design Partnership, Cleveland, OH
2014   Kordalski Architects Inc., Cleveland, OH
2015   Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, Columbus, OH
2016   not awarded
2017   not awarded
2018  City Architecture
2019  not awarded
MENTOR AWARD HISTORY
2001    Robert Gramann, FAIA and Harold Munger, FAIA
2002    Carl A. Strauss, FAIA and Raymond R. Roush
2003    Robert Dorsey, FAIA
2004    Peter Macrae, AIA
2005    John Schilling, AIA
2006    Robert P. Madison, FAIA
2007    not awarded
2008    Robert Bevilacqua, AIA
2009    James L. Titus, AIA
2010    Lane Beougher, AIA
2011    Bruce Sekanick, AIA
2012    Ed Glowacki, AIA
2013    Douglas Richards, AIA
2014    Marcene Kinney, AIA and Eric O. Pempus, AIA
2015    Jack A. Bialosky Jr., AIA, LEED AP & Kurt Weaver, AIA
2016    Louise Schlatter, AIA
2017    Phil Steinberg, AIA & Jodi van der Wiel, AIA
2018    Sara Boyer, AIA
2019    Ruth Gless, FAIA & Steve Kordalski, AIA
2020 Howard Blaisdell, AIA & Tim Hawk, FAIA
PUBLIC SERVICE AWARD HISTORY
2001   Norbert Peiker, FAIA
2002   Robert D. Loversidge, Jr., FAIA
2003   Christopher Ewald, AIA
2004   Lane Beougher, AIA
2005   Steven Shinn, AIA
2006   Craig A. Stough, AIA
2007   not awarded
2008   Robert Seyfang, AIA
2009   Jud Kline, FAIA
2010   Michael Christoff, Assoc. AIA and Bradley Fink
2011   Paul Muller, AIA
2012   Paul Hollenbeck, AIA
2013   Eric O. Pempus, AIA
2014   James Gibans, FAIA
2015   Chas Schreckenberger, AIA
2016   Jack Bialosky, Jr., AIA
2017   David Cook, AIA
2018   Terry Welker, FAIA
2019   Dave Robar, AIA
2020 William Ayars, AIA & Jodi van der Wiel, AIA