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AIA Northwest Washington 2019 Design Awards Live Event

Join us as we celebrate the best architectural designs available from the AIA members in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties for the Northwest Washington Design Awards. These projects represent the finest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance, and overall integration with client and surrounding community. The awards presentation will follow the keynote speaker presentation: “Making Room: Housing for a Changing America” by Chrysanthe Broikos, a Curator of the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. She will also provide complimentary booklets about the Making Room exhibition.

Thursday, October 3

  • 6:00 PM Social Hour with Refreshments and Dessert
  • 7:00 PM Program Begins
  • 9:00 PM Program Ends

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$10.00 General Admission
$5.00 Student (with valid student ID)
May purchase here or Day-of at the door (cash only at the door)
**Submitters receive one (1) complimentary ticket per project submission; your name will be on an entrance list at the event.

Meet the Jury

Chrysanthe Broikos | National Building Museum

Chrysanthe Broikos is a curator at the National Building Museum where she has organized the presentation of more than 30 exhibitions—recent projects include Making Room: Housing for a Changing America; HOOPS: Community Portraits by Bill Bamberger; and Designing for Disaster.

Trained as an architectural historian at the University of Virginia, Chrysanthe has developed exhibitions on a wide of array of topics, from the legacy of structural tile vaulting, to the role of storefront churches, to the transformative power of air conditioning. She is currently working on an introductory experience for Building Museum visitors which will open in 2020, as well as a show on exploring the intersections between children’s literature and the built environment.

Formerly on the board of the National Preservation Institute, Chrysanthe recently joined the University of Virginia School of Architecture Dean’s Advisory Board. She has also served her undergraduate alma mater, Georgetown University, where she taught a curatorial practice course for the graduate program in Art and Museum Studies.

John Janicki | Janicki Industries

John Janicki has been actively involved in Janicki Industries since its early days. John was appointed Vice President of Sales in 1994 and President in 2008. He is responsible for all JI operations including engineering, production, sales and marketing and administration. John has maintained direct involvement in JI’s aerospace and defense sales activities. Prior to joining Janicki Industries, John earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree, then owned Janicki Architects, a firm serving residential, commercial and development clients. John’s experience managing large, complex, multi-million dollar projects has enabled Janicki to develop one of its core competencies: sophisticated project management.

Janicki Industries is a technical engineering company that creates composite tools, prototypes and production parts for transportation, aerospace, space and defense, marine, alternative energy and other innovative markets throughout the world.  They are known for their large-scale, high-precision tooling.

Al Zimmerman | ZimGroup

Al holds a B.A. from Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He has worked as a designer of TWA exhibits for the New York World’s Fair, was an art director for ITT Corporation and in a Los Angeles design studio serving major advertising agencies. He then launched his own design and advertising studio in Los Angeles.

After moving to West Vancouver, British Columbia he opened an art gallery, while he continued work as a design and advertising consultant. For 20 years Al was an instructor of applied design, and served as coordinator of the art programs of the IDEA School of Design at Capilano University in North Vancouver.

Moving to Bellingham in 1988, Al continued his design and advertising work under the name ZimGroup. He also assists his wife Lynn in operating BellinghamART, a drawing and painting school in Bellingham.

Al serves on the Board of Directors of Sculpture Northwest, a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom counties as a “cultural tourist” destination for those with a passion for public sculpture.

AIA NWW 2019 Design Awards sponsor list


October 3, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Price


AIA Northwest Washington


Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225 United States
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