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Eskew + Dumez + Ripple Receives 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award

12 December, 2013

-By Holly O'Dell



The American Institute of Architects (AIA) board of directors has selected New Orleans-based Eskew + Dumez + Ripple (EDR) as recipient of the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. It is the organization’s highest honor for a firm and recognizes a practice that has been producing distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven Dumez, FAIA, and Mark Ripple, AIA, founded their eponymous practice less than 25 years ago with a commitment to build the company culture around mentorship and developing the next generation of architects.

The award comes with some sad news. Allen Eskew died on December 10, two days before AIA bestowed EDR with the Architecture Firm Award. "This is incredibly bittersweet,” firm cofounder Steven Dumez said in a statement. “Allen was tremendously proud of what we were all able to collectively build as a firm, so I speak for him and the rest of the firm when I say we’re extremely grateful that we have the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve been able to accomplish.”


L.B. Landry High School by Eskew + Dumez + Ripple

Civic involvement has been a hallmark of EDR, which has participated in a number of committees and initiatives dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The firm’s Reinventing the Crescent: New Orleans Riverfront Development Plan (a 2012 AIA Honor Award recipient) that proposes new housing and public spaces while addressing problems unveiled in the storm’s aftermath. EDR also has been praised for its contributions to the cultural and historic context of New Orleans.


L.B. Landry High School by Eskew + Dumez + Ripple


“The firm’s active civic leadership provides a stimulus for thoughtful urban reconstruction as the city heals,” Julie Snow, FAIA, wrote in a letter of recommendation. “This kind of leadership demands a generosity of time, a patience for the public process, and a lack of self-interest that is worthy of recognition.”


L.B. Landry High School by Eskew + Dumez + Ripple


EDR’s notable projects include the Louisiana State History Museum and the Make It Right L9 Prototype House. In 2010, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple was named the winner in the Exhibit category of Contract's Interior Awards for the Welcome Center of Prospect 1, an art biennial in New Orleans. In 2011, Contract also featured the reconstruction of L.B. Landry High School.




Eskew + Dumez + Ripple Receives 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award

12 December, 2013


The American Institute of Architects (AIA) board of directors has selected New Orleans-based Eskew + Dumez + Ripple (EDR) as recipient of the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. It is the organization’s highest honor for a firm and recognizes a practice that has been producing distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven Dumez, FAIA, and Mark Ripple, AIA, founded their eponymous practice less than 25 years ago with a commitment to build the company culture around mentorship and developing the next generation of architects.

The award comes with some sad news. Allen Eskew died on December 10, two days before AIA bestowed EDR with the Architecture Firm Award. "This is incredibly bittersweet,” firm cofounder Steven Dumez said in a statement. “Allen was tremendously proud of what we were all able to collectively build as a firm, so I speak for him and the rest of the firm when I say we’re extremely grateful that we have the opportunity to reflect on what we’ve been able to accomplish.”


L.B. Landry High School by Eskew + Dumez + Ripple

Civic involvement has been a hallmark of EDR, which has participated in a number of committees and initiatives dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The firm’s Reinventing the Crescent: New Orleans Riverfront Development Plan (a 2012 AIA Honor Award recipient) that proposes new housing and public spaces while addressing problems unveiled in the storm’s aftermath. EDR also has been praised for its contributions to the cultural and historic context of New Orleans.


L.B. Landry High School by Eskew + Dumez + Ripple


“The firm’s active civic leadership provides a stimulus for thoughtful urban reconstruction as the city heals,” Julie Snow, FAIA, wrote in a letter of recommendation. “This kind of leadership demands a generosity of time, a patience for the public process, and a lack of self-interest that is worthy of recognition.”


L.B. Landry High School by Eskew + Dumez + Ripple


EDR’s notable projects include the Louisiana State History Museum and the Make It Right L9 Prototype House. In 2010, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple was named the winner in the Exhibit category of Contract's Interior Awards for the Welcome Center of Prospect 1, an art biennial in New Orleans. In 2011, Contract also featured the reconstruction of L.B. Landry High School.

 


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