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Architects Recognized for Public Service in Dubuque

Monday, April 3, 2017  

Dubuque, Iowa (April 3, 2017) – Three local architects and members of the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa) have been recognized for their service to the community of Dubuque.  They are participants in the AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program sponsored by AIA Iowa:

 

Kevin Eipperle, AIA, of FEH DESIGN in Dubuque serves as President of the Foundation for Dubuque's Public Schools. The Foundation's purpose is to be a conduit for funding for programs and services that are beyond the budget of the Public school District. The Foundation raises funds and writes grants to serve the underserved population of students in areas including: before and after school programs, special classroom projects and equipment, musical instruments and library collection. Kevin will complete a one year term as president and also serve as the chair of the Governance and Nominations committee. He has been a member of the board for 11 years.

 

Emily Hilgendorf, Assoc. AIA, of FEH DESIGN in Dubuque serves as Vice Chairwoman of the City of Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission is a City Council appointed group of 9 citizens from the various historic neighborhoods of the city.  The Commission is tasked with educating the public about the benefits and process of preserving historic properties, making recommendations to the City Council for design compliance with the adopted guidelines, as well as recognizing property owners for their high achieving design and care for their historic structures. On the Commission, Emily educates and advises the public and City Council about the goals and purpose of historic preservation.  As Vice Chairwoman she is also responsible for leading any meetings at which the Chairperson is not in attendance.

 

Christina Monk, AIA, of FEH DESIGN in Dubuque was appointed Chairperson and Licensed Architect of City of Dubuque Historic Preservation Commission. The Historic Preservation Commission is a City Council appointed group of 9 citizens from the various historic neighborhoods of the city.  The Commission is tasked with educating the public about the benefits and process of preserving historic properties, making recommendations to the City Council for design compliance with the adopted guidelines, as well as recognizing property owners for their high achieving design and care for their historic structures. As a member, Christina reviews design applications against the City's architectural guidelines, recommends areas within the City to survey for architectural significance, promotes historic preservation and assists with educational opportunities.

 

The Citizen Architect Program recognizes AIA Iowa members who represent AIA's values in their community through public service. To find out more about this program please visit AIAIowa.org.

 

Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America's architects. AIA Iowa, headquartered in Des Moines, is a statewide affiliate of the national AIA. AIA members express their commitment to excellence in design and are proactive in the design of livable communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. For more information, go to www.aiaiowa.org or call 515.244.7502.

 

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For interviews or pictures, please contact Jessica Reinert at AIA Iowa, (515) 244-7502, or e-mail jreinert@aiaiowa.org.

 


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