Mathison | Mathison Architects is proud to share that Megan Feenstra Wall, AIA (American Institute of Architects), has been named a recipient of the 2016 AIA Michigan Young Architect Award.
AIA Michigan describes this award: "To recognize proficiency and exceptional accomplishments in, and contributions to the profession by an architect who has been a member of AIAMI for a minimum of three years and is 40 years old or younger."
This state-wide honor is in recognition of Megan's contributions and commitment to AIA Michigan through her service on the Board of Directors for AIA Grand Rapids, her leadership on programs such as West Michigan Design Week, her participation on the Board of Formation for the new Master of …
Thanks to the Construction Association of Michigan and the AIA Grand Rapids for the opportunity to share our thoughts on design thinking in this months magazine.
Tom Mathison writes:
Design not only matters - it is essential in raising the quality of our lives and creating a sense of place. Design is necessary for forming livable communities, in inspiring settings for learning, in encouraging health, in making smart and sustainable choices, and in being stewards of our historic resources. For me, it is the aspirational aspects of architecture and design that is so powerful.