April 18, 2011

ORLANDO, Fla. (April 18, 2011) – The Orlando chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Orlando) presented C.T. Hsu + Associates Principal, Nathan Butler, AIA, with the Nils M. Schweizer Community Service Award at the 2011 Awards for Design Excellence Gala held on April 9 at the Country Club of Orlando. According to www.aiaorlando.com, this award “is given to recognize an architect whose leadership in community activities and service has been a direct benefit to the profession or community.” Recognized for his work in the arenas of affordable housing, mentorship, education and public health, Butler was described in his nomination as “the epitome of an architect who tirelessly devotes himself to the betterment of the community and leads the profession by example.”

A past recipient of AIA Orlando’s Young Architects Forum Achievement Award, Butler received national recognition in 2010 when he was selected by Building Design & Construction magazine as one of the 40 Under 40 ‘rising star’ individuals in the AEC industries. He currently serves as Secretary/Treasurer on the Board of Directors for AIA Florida, and is a board member for the Florida Foundation for Architecture and ACE Mentor organizations. Additionally, he is a past president of the AIA Orlando Chapter and past chairman of the Central Florida Builders Exchange (CFBE) board. Butler has been with the C.T. Hsu + Associates team for eleven years, and served as the project manager for the $23 million Valencia/UCF joint-use “University Center” facility. This project was also recognized at the 2011 Gala, receiving awards for both design excellence and sustainability.

C.T. Hsu + Associates (www.cthsu.com) is an award-winning architectural planning and design firm recognized as a past “Firm of the Year” winner by the American Institute of Architects - Florida Association. The Orlando, FL-based firm focuses on a mix of projects in the education, government, transportation and mixed-use development sectors. Its multidisciplinary approach ranges from urban planning and design to architecture and interiors.

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