Hot off their unveiling of the 2008 Honor Awards and then their announcement that they wanted to keep staying in the public consciousness as long as they possibly can, the American Institute of Architects has just released its recipients of the 2008 Young Architects Awards. Because its focus is on “young,” meaning they aren’t all bidding on projects alongside Frank Gehry, we hadn’t heard of most of them, but Architectural Record has the complete list and all of their individual bios. If you want to start your morning off in a lousy way, realizing how much of your life you waste away eating boxes of Pop Tarts and watching cartoons while these people are out hustling, this is the list for you. Here’s from the intro, before all their info:
Call it a “top 10″ list, of sorts. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) today announced the names of 10 individuals that it is recognizing with its 2008 Young Architects Award. These honors go to architects who have made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers; professionals who have been licensed 10 years or less, regardless of their age, are eligible…The AIA will bestow the awards at its National Convention and Design Exposition in Boston this May. The Boston Society of Architects nominated five of this year’s 10 winners.