Thursday, September 23, 2010

William L. Perkins, Local Architect Receives Profession's Top Honor

Appeared in the Chariton Leader on May 23, 1950

Last week, at its annual meeting at Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects conferred the highest honor of its profession on William L. Perkins of Chariton, IA.

This is the Kemper Award and it is given for the architect giving the most distinguished service in the profession during the preceeding year.

Perkins is the first man to receive this honor.  The award was established in 1948 and last year no architect was judged as worthy of receiving it.

This comes as a distinct honor to Perkins – not only being the first man to receive it, but also indicates the esteem in which he is held by his fellow architects.

The recipient is chosen by the board of directors of the American Institute of Architecture and is chosen as being “the architect giving the most outstanding service to the profession of architecture in the United States during the year.”

Only one such selection is made in one year.

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