Carissa Shrock, AIA, to Receive 2016 American Institute of Architects Young Architects Award
February 25, 2016 — The AIA|LA is delighted to announce that Carissa Shrock, AIA, has been selected to receive the 2016 American Institute of Architects' Young Architects Award. An AIA|LA board member, Shrock is one of only twelve architects chosen from across the country for this prestigious honor.
With a passion for developing creative design solutions that improve the quality of life for others, Carissa touts an impressive award-winning international portfolio. An extraordinary leader and mentor with a strong commitment to emerging professionals and students, she is making a measurable impact on the future of the profession.
Shrock, Senior Associate at Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners, holds a BArch from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Her portfolio is comprised of various complex project types, including American embassies.
Shrock’s commitment to a better built environment carries into her passion as a leader and mentor. She is currently serving on the AIA/LA Board of Director and is Chair of the Design Awards Committee. As the IDP Coordinator and NCARB Licensing Advisor, she guides candidates through the extensive licensure process. Extending into the local community, Shrock energetically introduces young students to architecture as a potential career path.
Young Architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age. This award, now in its 23rd year, honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. The Young Architects Award recipients will be honored at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia.
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