WASHINGTON, DC.- The Intern Development Program Advisory Committee (IDPAC) has selected two architecture firms as recipients of the Intern Development Program (IDP) 2008-2009 Outstanding Firm Awards. The firms have not only satisfied the requirements for recognition with the IDP Firm Award, but have demonstrated a deep commitment to the program by going above and beyond the baseline criteria. The 2008-2009 IDP Outstanding Firm Awards recipients include Pickard Chilton and The Wilcox Group-Architects.
The 2008-2009 IDP Firm Awards recipients are Tate Snyder Kimsey Architects, Mancini Duffy Architecture & Design, BLDD Architects, Inc., WBRC Architects and Engineers, ka, inc, Giattina Aycock Architecture Studio (GA Studio), Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, and Darden Architects, Inc.
The 2009 jury included representatives from the various organizations participating in the IDPAC. The IDPAC is comprised of the AIA, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, American Institute of Architecture Students, Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and the Society for Design Administration.
The IDP Outstanding Firm Awards and the IDP Firm Awards are part of the IDP Outstanding Firm Awards Program which aims to honor not only the firms with the most remarkable dedication to the IDP, but also those who meet baseline criteria in their dedication to the IDP. Submissions for the new program are accepted on a rolling basis, with jury cutoff dates occurring twice a year on January 15 and July 15. Recipients maintain their award for three years. They are presented with virtual medallions for placement on their websites and are recognized at the annual AIA National Convention. For more information on the awards program, please visit IDPOFA website.