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AIA CT Announces President’s Award Winner

Angela Cahill (l) and Sara Bronin

New Haven, CT – Sara Bronin, AIA, architect, attorney, and professor, is being recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for her achievements, particularly in the past year. The annual President’s Award recognizes an AIA Connecticut architect member who made outstanding contributions to the organization through participation, service, and promotion of its mission and vision.

Angela Cahill, AIA, president of the Connecticut chapter and associate with QA+M Architecture in Farmington, announced the award. “Sara is the embodiment of how architects can improve our communities through their ability to lead, advocate, and solve complex problems creatively,” said Cahill. “Beyond our daily practice, it’s imperative that architects use their skills to make much-needed progress in the realms of equity, justice, sustainability, and health.”

The award was celebrated at AIA Connecticut’s Annual Gala on Nov. 16.

Bronin was nominated by President Biden to be chair of the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. She is currently teaching at Cornell University and leading Desegregate Connecticut while finalizing her book, Key to the City, which will explore the myriad aspects of zoning.