BDG Architects is pleased to announce that at the 2017 AIA Tampa Bay Honor and Design Awards held on Thursday night at the Italian Club in Ybor City, Asa Santa Cruz, Assoc. AIA, an Architecture Associate at BDG Architects was the recipient of the 2017 Kelley Emerging Professional Award. This award was bestowed to honor her exemplary service above self to champion the causes and issues of Associate members and young Architects within the chapter, local community organizations and beyond.
Asa is active in the local AIA Tampa Bay, serving on the Board as Associate Director. In her leadership role she prepares study materials for members working towards their licensure for the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) through the “Black Spectacles” program, and also has helped organize various AIA Tampa Bay events, including the Annual Firm Crawl, Golf Tournament, and monthly “Fourth Friday” event that opens the GalleryAIA exhibit space to the community. Additionally, she was recently selected to serve on the committee to plan the upcoming 2018 AIA Florida Convention and Trade Show in Jacksonville.
Beyond the AIA, Asa is extremely active in the community with a variety of organizations including the Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design, as well as the Architecture in Education Program through the Hillsborough County Public Schools.
All of us at BDG Architects are incredibly proud of Asa’s accomplishments and offer our heartiest congratulations for being selected to receive this notable award.