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April 16, 2018

Lord Aeck Sargent Receives Two Awards from the American Institute of Architects Georgia

LAS Principal Awarded Highest Individual Honor

ATLANTA — April 16, 2018 – Lord Aeck Sargent, a leading architecture, design and planning firm was recognized with two awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Georgia this weekend.

Antonin “Tony” Aeck, FAIA, LEED AP, received the prestigious Rothschild Award. It is the highest honor that AIA Georgia can bestow on an individual. The award recognizes architects for their distinguished service to the profession. The second honor, the AIA Georgia Design Award, recognized The Barnes Center in Clemson, SC for its innovative design and historic preservation.

As president of Aeck Associates, Tony Aeck merged the firm with Lord & Sargent to form Lord Aeck Sargent in 1989 as a founding principal. Tony Aeck was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2001 and has been recognized for his early adoption of computer-aided design technology into the day-to-day operations of his firm. Some of his firm’s most notable work in Atlanta includes the Georgia State Capitol, Zoo Atlanta Action Resource Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building and Georgia Tech Manufacturing Research Center.

Aeck has been actively involved with the AIA at national, regional and local levels for decades and is a past director of AIA Georgia. He currently services as a member of the Editorial Review Board for Georgia’s State Design & Construction Manual, a document he helped write. He is also a past president of the AIA Atlanta Chapter. AIA Atlanta has twice recognized Aeck for his “Outstanding Service to the Profession,” and, in 2004, the chapter awarded him the Ivan Allen Trophy for his service to the community.

“I am thrilled for my friend and colleague to receive such a prestigious honor,” said Joe Greco, President of Lord Aeck Sargent. “Tony has been a fixture in Georgia’s design and building community for more than forty years. He remains an active leader in his field and is an indispensable advocate for the architecture profession in Georgia and beyond.”

The Barnes Center is a historic sheep barn on the edge of Clemson University’s campus, and was resurrected to become the new student activity center. The adaptive reuse project highlights the inherent beauty and simplicity of the barn’s wood construction and ties in modern interior details while retaining important historic features.

Aeck and the design team for The Barnes Center received their awards from AIA Georgia on Saturday, April 14 at the Ponce City Market Rooftop in Atlanta, Ga.

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About Lord Aeck Sargent

Lord Aeck Sargent is an award-winning architectural and urban planning firm serving clients in academic, historic preservation, science and technology, interiors, arts and cultural, multi-family housing and mixed-use, and urban design and planning markets. The firm’s experts in these practice areas, who have deep regional and national experience and relationships, collaborate across six offices in Ann Arbor, Michigan; Atlanta, Georgia; Austin, Texas; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Lexington, Kentucky; and Washington, D.C. It has been named one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's Top 25 Architectural Firms 15 times, received American Institute of Architects’ National Honor Award and has been in Engineering News-Record Magazine’s Top 500 Design Firms list 10 times. Lord Aeck Sargent is No. 88 on ENR’s Top 100 Green Design Firms list, and has been named a Top Green Design firm by multiple publications 16 times. For more information, visit the firm at