The American Institute of Architects-Georgia Association (AIA Georgia) has honored David Green, AIA, LEED AP, with the association's Bronze Medal, given to AIA Georgia members for distinguished and outstanding service to the Institute, the profession and the community. Green, a principal in the Housing & Mixed-Use Studio at Atlanta architecture firm Lord, Aeck & Sargent, is one of three recipients of this year's Medal, presented earlier this month at the AIA Georgia Design and Honor Awards Gala.
According to AIA Georgia, Green "brings a brilliant and refreshing perspective to the planning and design issues facing communities today. His passion and intensity for academic pursuits related to architecture and urban design are highly regarded by his peers. His intensity combined with the desire to find pragmatic solutions to critical urban issues has translated into a responsible and successful professional practice. Moreover, his approach and sensitivities have gained him tremendous respect from all sectors affected by development interest including neighborhood groups, the development industry, the design community and government officials. David has a unique and thoughtful understanding of planning, urban design and architecture. He is making a difference in our community by engaging in the community."
Since joining Lord, Aeck & Sargent in 2004, Green has been involved in planning for Atlanta's BeltLine, a 22-mile loop of historic railroad that encircles Atlanta's Downtown and Midtown areas. This tract of underutilized land provides an opportunity to increase greenspace, improve transit, connect neighborhoods and foster livable communities. In October 2007, he received a Golden Shoe Award from PEDS, an Atlanta member-based advocacy group, for leading the firm's efforts to prepare the BeltLine street framework plan for the City of Atlanta. He has developed and continues to develop detailed master plans for various BeltLine and BeltLine-adjacent neighborhoods, among them the Chosewood Park Neighborhood plan, which is the first in a series of detailed master plans tied to the BeltLine street framework plan.
In the past few years, Green also has been presenting to organizations such as the Urban Land Institute, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Council for Quality Growth, Atlanta BeltLine Inc., the Georgia Planning Association, the Georgia Conservancy, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University and many more on subjects related to development along the BeltLine, planning healthy communities, and urban design.
Since 1992, Green has taught design, planning and architectural technology as well as history courses in the Georgia Tech's College of Architecture. He also attended Georgia Tech, from which he earned both master's and bachelor's degrees in architecture.
Green is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the American Planning Association, the Georgia Planning Association, the Atlanta Preservation Center, the Council for Quality Growth and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. He is a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards certificate holder.
Other recipients of this year's AIA Georgia Bronze Medal are: Richard Cloues, Ph.D., a longtime advocate for Georgia's architectural resources of historical significance; and Eugene C. Dunwody, Jr., AIA, who has contributed to the revitalization of downtown Macon, Georgia, and whose work is crucial to the future of the city's downtown.