Joseph Mayo receives AIA associates award

National AIA Recognizes Local Architect with AIA Associates Award

The AIA has awarded Joseph (Joe) Mayo, architect at Mahlum, with a 2016 AIA Associates Award. Joe is one of just seven recipients from across the country to receive the honor. 

The AIA Associates Award is the highest award given to individual Associate AIA members who best exemplify the highest qualities of leadership and have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their region's membership, community, professional organizations, and design and construction industries.

Russell Davidson, 2016 AIA President writes, “This award is given by the Institute to associate members who best exemplify the highest qualities of leadership and have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their component or region’s membership.”

Joe’s impact on the built environment and the architectural profession has been significant despite having just eight years in practice. Since receiving an AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship in 2011, during which he explored innovative multi-story timber building systems in Europe and Canada, Joe has championed the use of mass timber for building design and construction in the Pacific Northwest. He authored the book Solid Wood: Case Studies in Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design released in 2015, and co-authored a joint research study “CLT Feasibility Study: A Study of Alternative Construction Methods in the Pacific Northwest” with Walsh Construction and Coughlin Porter Lundeen Engineers in 2014. He also initiated the City of Seattle Cross-Laminated Timber Advisory Committee with Arup engineer Hans-Erik Blomgren in 2013 to investigate using wood beyond building code limits.

Joe is also an advocate for young architects. He served as Co-Chair for the AIA Seattle Young Architect Forum Committee for nearly two years. Joe was the Regional Associate Director for the AIA Northwest and Pacific Region (NWPR) for two years and co-developed the AIA NWPR’s Mentorship Program.

At Mahlum, Joe has been an instrumental team member on the West Campus Housing Phase I at the University of Washington, the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe Smokehouse, and an academic expansion to Mercer Island High School. He has represented the firm at numerous conferences and in the media.

A full description of Joe’s accomplishments and the list of 2016 AIA Associates Award winners can be viewed on the AIA’s website:

http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2016/associates/mayo/

http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2016/associates/