Award of Excellence bestowed on IKM’s Chatham Village

Award of Excellence bestowed on IKM’s Chatham Village

The principals, including John Schrott, AIA, ACHA, President, and Michael McDonnell, AIA, COO, and several staff of IKM Incorporated joined more than 400 AIA Pittsburgh supporters at the August Wilson Center in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday evening October 26, 2011, to celebrate, recognize, and honor excellence in architecture and design.

IKM was recognized by this year’s jury with an, “Award of Excellence,” in the Timeless Architecture category for the submission of the Chatham Village project. Chatham Village, designed by IKM founders Ingham and Boyd, has been designated a U.S. National Historic District, a Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmark, and is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. It has been previously designated by the American Institute of Architects as one of the two hundred significant architectural projects throughout the history of the United States.

Acknowledging the anniversary of the firm’s 100-years of design excellence, IKM Architects submitted 10 projects to the local AIA design award competition. The firm’s entries this year included:  four projects in the Architecture category, two projects in the Interior Architecture Category, three in the Design and Innovation category, and one in the Timeless category.


Interior Architecture:

Design & Innovation:


“At IKM, we recognize the value and positive impact that innovative and informed architecture has on our community. Our membership with AIA Pittsburgh provides an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the architectural and design achievements of the past year,” said Schrott, president of IKM.

About IKM

IKM Incorporated is an architecture, planning and interior design firm whose mission is to create innovative and informed architecture that positively impacts the world through leadership in understanding, exploration and decision making. The firm’s vision is to be recognized for excellence in institutional and corporate architecture, design and advancing their client’s mission.

IKM is a signatory of the 2030 Commitment sponsored by the American Institute of Architects to adapt their operations and design product to the highest level of environmental consciousness. The firm’s sustainability portfolio includes the LEED® Certified Westinghouse Corporate Headquarters campus, LEED® Silver renovation and addition to the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, and the University of Pittsburgh’s LEED® GoldMcGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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About AIA Pittsburgh

AIA Pittsburgh is a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. AIA has been advancing the value of architects and architecture for more than 150 years through AIA member resources and as the collective voice of the profession. AIA Pittsburgh strives to improve, for society, the quality of the built environment by further raising the standards of architectural education, training and practice; fostering design excellence; and promoting the value of architectural services to the public.

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