Washington (October, 2006) /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently announced that McGraw-Hill Construction (MHC) is the Official Media Sponsor of the AIA150, the 150th observance of the AIA’s 1857 founding. MHC president Norbert Young Jr., FAIA, was named honorary co-chair of the AIA150 celebration.
The theme of AIA150 is “Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future.” While the AIA150 will recognize important and historic milestones of AIA members, its primary effort is the “Blueprint for America,” a nationwide member volunteer community service initiative that brings AIA architects, citizens, and community leaders together to address specific needs and share in creating a vision for their communities’ current and future design priorities.
“This significant gesture by our strategic partner McGraw-Hill Construction further confirms their deep commitment to support AIA members in their mission to utilize the design process in helping communities achieve a better quality of life,” says Christine McEntee, AIA executive vice president/CEO. “Perhaps more telling of their commitment is the eager willingness of the McGraw-Hill team to join our efforts. I am delighted that Norbert Young, a long time and distinguished AIA member, has agreed to serve as honorary co-chair of AIA150.”“McGraw-Hill Construction is proud to be the AIA150’s first Founder's Circle Member and we are excited about the prospects this affords us to be an active participant in the Blueprint for