CCH Associate Partner Receives National AIA Award

Washington D.C. – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected Michael J. Hanrahan, AIA, as one of the 13 recipients for the 2012 AIA Young Architects Award.  Young Architects are defined as professionals who have been licensed 10 years or fewer regardless of their age. This award honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers. Hanrahan, along with the other award recipients will be honored at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, D.C.

Hanrahan has been a key member of Clarke Caton Hintz for over fifteen years. Licensed in 2002, he immediately earned the title of Associate. Hanrahan was promoted to Senior Associate in 2005 and ultimately elevated to Associate Partner in 2010.  Hanrahan has served as lead designer and project manager for many of the firms notable and award winning projects. He has worked on projects of varying scale and type across multiple market sectors. Hanrahan also has extensive experience in historic preservation and the adaptive re-use of existing buildings. He is particularly adept at taking practical advantage of the existing character of historic spaces.

In addition to distinguishing himself professionally, Hanrahan has also dedicated his time to serve the profession of architecture. In 1999, Hanrahan began his tenure on the Executive Committee of AIA Central New Jersey, where he held a variety of positions culminating in his Presidency in 2005. In 2006, he became a member of the Executive Committee of AIA New Jersey. Hanrahan held the office of Secretary for three years. He has advanced through the leadership ranks of AIA New Jersey and just completed a very successful Presidency of the organization. In addition to his leadership role within AIA New Jersey, Hanrahan is an active member of the Construction Specifications Institute, Preservation New Jersey, and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. He also volunteers in his community as an assistant coach for numerous community athletic teams and is a former member of his local historic preservation commission.

Hanrahan is a representative of a new breed of young leaders rejuvenating AIA New Jersey. His commitment to revitalizing the profession of architecture is widely recognized. He possesses the ability to easily reach consensus among numerous divergent opinions to form reasoned, thoughtful responses that proactively address the issues confronting the
profession today.

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