RECORD is pleased to announce the award winners:
DESIGN LEADER, for an architect with significant built work and influence: Merrill Elam, of Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Atlanta.
NEW GENERATION LEADER, for an architect who is rising in the profession: Jeanne Gang, of Studio Gang, Chicago.
INNOVATOR, for an architect who has made a mark in innovative design, materials, or building type: Sheila Kennedy, of Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Boston.
ACTIVIST, for an architect who has used her skills to design for social change, affect the public realm, or perform pro bono work: Erinn McGurn, of SCALEAfrica, New York.
EDUCATOR, for a professional who has helped the advancement of women: Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, former dean of the University of Miami's School of Architecture, Miami, Florida.
We don't mean to imply, with these awards, that any single architect is a lone genius, but rather that these architects are leaders, in partnerships and on teams, whose example and whose work is inspiring.
Congratulations to each of them.