Archinect - News 2014-04-24T11:37:30-04:00 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="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earlier this week</a>.<br><br> You can read more about EDR below:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" 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> A lost generation? Paul Petrunia 2011-04-20T12:35:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="405" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Trey Trahan, principal of Trahan Architects, worries that architects who leave the industry for a period of time might struggle to keep up with technological advances in their field.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Business discusses the ongoing effects of the economic crisis for architects and others involved in the construction industries.<br><br><i>"There's a huge gap right now between older and younger architects," he says. "That middle group&mdash;the one that would take over the leadership of firms&mdash;just isn't there. There aren't as many of them around."</i></p>