Archinect - News 2014-08-23T16:03:03-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/88751821/eskew-dumez-ripple-honored-with-2014-aia-architecture-firm-award Eskew+Dumez+Ripple honored with 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award Justine Testado 2013-12-13T12:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T12:27:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbndvy2oc5lqawr2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eskew+Dumez+Ripple</a> was selected by the AIA Board of Directors to receive the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA gives the award every year to a firm that has consistently created distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.</p> <p> Founded less than 25 years ago by Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven Dumez, FAIA, and Mark Ripple, AIA, the New Orleans-based firm has become recognized for their deep involvement in rebuilding the Hurricane Katrina-stricken city as well as their commitment to mentorship -- for which they received two AIA National Intern Development Program (IDP) Firm Awards.<br><br> EDR is receiving the honor at a bittersweet time with the passing of principal Allen Eskew <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88555740/allen-eskew-passes-away-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earlier this week</a>.<br><br> You can read more about EDR below:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s58v3wbfboa0urk2.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Just eight years ago, when the city was struck by Hurricane Katrina, EDR had 22 employees, but has since nearly doubled and has taken on an important role as civic leaders charged with repairing the wounded urban fabric of the city. Their efforts, like...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88555740/allen-eskew-passes-away-at-age-65 Allen Eskew passes away at age 65 Gregory Walker 2013-12-11T00:18:00-05:00 >2013-12-11T10:34:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/80/80ax302ck02g125w.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Eskew was "a great master of collaboration," said Forman, the president and chief executive officer of the Audubon Nature Institute. "His design was to bring as many people into the room as possible and listen and work with them and come back with a product that everyone would get excited about."</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rns0ji3wnw6jkzh5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> It was disheartening to learn that Allen Eskew, a founding principal with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, passed away last night at the age of 65.</p> <p> My personal interactions with Allen, although limited, made a deep impression on not only myself but our young office. My office and I were proud to team with Allen and EDR in the pursuit of the Center for Civil and Human Rights museum here in Atlanta. Though our team was not selected, Allen's humor, wit, and razor sharp perception throughout the process were infectious and inspiring.&nbsp;</p> <p> Heartfelt condolences to the Eskew+Dumez+Ripple family on what can only be a shocking loss.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/id/ide6bm87oeyf1454.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>St. Martha Catholic Church, New Orleans, LA</em></p>