This week, the AIA announced the nine recipients of the 2010 AIA Young Architects Award. The prize recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. Architects who have been licensed 10 years or fewer, regardless of their age, are eligible. The winners will be honored at a ceremony in Miami during the 2010 AIA national convention, scheduled for June 10 to 12.
David Burt, AIA After graduating from Mississippi State University, David Burt worked for Foil-Wyatt Architects in Jackson, Mississippi. Shortly after, he joined the firm LS3P and gained a reputation for his skills across a wide variety of projects. In 2004, Burt earned his license and was named an associate of LS3P. In 2006, he was promoted to associate, and in September 2008, he became LS3P’s youngest principal. Burt served as vice president of AIA Charleston in 2005 and president in 2006. That same year, he was elected to serve a three-year term as communications chairperson for the AIA South Carolina Board of Directors.