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Speck wins award for architectural achievement

on Monday,December 20,2010 20:12

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When an individual positively impacts the field of architecture, they may be commended for their efforts. Recently, Lawrence Speck received the Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architecture Education from the American Institute of Architects and Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, according to the University of Texas (UT) website.

The Topaz Medallion is the highest honor given to architecture educators. Individuals are awarded with the honor after making strides in the field of architecture for more than a decade. Speck, a professor and former dean of the School of Architecture at UT-Austin, joined the institution in 1975. In the same year, he founded the Lawrence W. Speck and Associates design firm.

"I have met a great many academicians and professionals around the word in my work, including those of the highest caliber, and Larry Speck is among the most prominent I have encountered," Craig Dykers, Snohetta design firm founder, told the news source. "This is due not only to his skills and professional abilities but also his qualities as a mentor."

Employment of architects is predicted to increase by 16 percent over the next eight years, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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