The American Institute of Architects Northwest and Pacific Region (AIA NW&P) has recognized Anne Schopf, FAIA, with the organization's highest honor, the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region 2013 Medal of Honor.
Schopf is a design partner at Mahlum Architects, with offices in Seattle and Portland. An award-winning architect, teacher, and speaker, Schopf is widely recognized for advancing sustainable design. She served as AIA Seattle's president in 2010, and helped in developing AIA+2030, securing support for the carbon neutrality initiative. While chair of the AIA Committee on Design (COD), she focused the 2011 domestic and international conference to celebrate the Pacific Northwest region. Schopf also worked with AIA Japan to co-host the 2011 joint AIA NWPR+COD conference in Tokyo, which welcomed more than 100 professionals.
“Anne Schopf is a natural born architect […] part gift, part grit, all grace," Daniel Friedman, FAIA, Professor of Architecture at University of Washington, said in a statement. "She is imperturbable, a skillful listener, unfailingly other-centered, confident but never arrogant, generous, open-hearted, and eminently effective. She embodies the values that most safeguard public trust in our profession.”
Schopf is serving as one of the jurors for Contract's 35th Annual Interiors Awards. For more information visit contractdesign.com/interiorsawards.