Every year AIA Dallas (American Institute of Architects Dallas) seeks out the top 10 architects who have been practicing less than 10 years in the Dallas area. They conduct the “10 Under Ten Competition” which provides “a platform where all licensed architects, from sole practitioner to firm associates, with ten years of experience or less, can be recognized by their peers for their innovation, leadership, and emerging practices that continue to shape our community.” The competition has three purposes:
- To encourage professional growth and leadership development among recently licensed architects through interaction and collaboration within the AIA and allied groups.
- To build a network and serve as a collective voice for young architects by working to ensure that issues of particular relevance to young architects are appropriately addressed by the Institute.
- To make AIA membership valuable to young Architects and to develop the future leadership of the profession.
This year’s competition not only drew from the Dallas area but was open to all young architects in Texas.
Despite the larger numbers entering the competition this year, HPD’s Laura Davis was chosen as one of the 10 under Ten for 2015.
The winning submissions from the competition will be exhibited at the Dallas Center for Architecture, the 2015 Texas Architects Convention in Dallas, and AIA offices throughout the state.