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HSU HONORED BY PEERS FOR A LIFETIME OF COMMUNITY
C.T. Hsu is the 2005 recipient of the Nils M. Schweizer Community Service Award from the American Institute of Architects, Orlando Chapter. Additionally, Nathan Butler, a senior associate and project manager with the firm, received the chapter's Young Architects Forum award. Both awards were presented at the AIA Orlando Chapter's Awards for Design Excellence gala on March 3.
The Nils M. Schweizer Community Service Award is given annually to an architect whose leadership has resulted in initiatives, programs or civic influences that have benefited the profession or the community. It is named for architect Nils Schweizer, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, who once said of community service, "The volunteer has become a major force in our lives...because it is not possible for man to live separated from others. We are involved in each other's lives, not by choice, but by necessity."
For more than 25 years, Hsu has consistently applied his professional experience and insight to endeavors that positively impact the Central Florida region in three key areas: education, the economy and quality of life. His vigorous efforts to address the most pressing concerns in these areas include establishing the Hsu Family Endowed Scholarship at Valencia Community College, spearheading support for the City of Orlando's Pre-K education initiative and co-chairing a capital campaign for the Economic Development Commission of Mid Florida that successfully raised $15 million to expand the region's economic development over five years.
The Young Architect's Forum Achievement Award is given annually to a young architect who consistently demonstrates excellence and exceptional promise. In his nomination of Butler, CTH+A Principal Tim McNicholas said, "Butler is a talented young architect with a superior work ethic and extraordinary community-mindedness who has earned the distinction of being the youngest associate in the history of the firm to consistently make positive contributions to our operations and projects, including award-winning architectural endeavors."
NEW STAFF ADDITIONS
Jason Frazier has joined the firm as development specialist. A graduate of Montreat College in North Carolina with a bachelor of science degree in business administration, Jason previously worked as a research specialist at Cushman & Wakefield and as a business recruitment and project development assistant for the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission.
Rebecca Talbert has joined the firm as an intern architect. She holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of Florida.
Jennifer Stencil has joined the firm as an intern architect. She recently received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida.
Shirley Dey has joined the firm as project secretary and receptionist. Shirley has more than 20 years' experience in administrative support positions for Walt Disney World and GAI Consultants, Inc.
Project Manager Nathan Butler, AIA, has been promoted to senior associate. Nathan is a past president American Institute of Architects, Orlando Chapter, and recipient of the organization's 2005 Young Architect's Forum Achievement Award.
Project Architect Jody Shaw, has been promoted to associate. Jody took a sabbatical from the firm in 1999 to pursue a master of architecture degree from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, which he completed in 2002.
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