Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA MArch ’78 has been awarded the highest honor of the AIALA, the Gold Medal Presidential Honor.

2020 AIALA President Gerg Verabian, AIA, stated that, “To Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA, the practice of architecture includes the rigorous investigation of strategies that deliver the benefits of design excellence to some of the region’s most vulnerable: individuals with mental illness, and those with little financial means to access housing. His devotion to fellow humans is matched by his mastery of craft.”

The announcement of the award further acknowledged Mr. Lehrer’s accomplishment with the following: “Lehrer embodies the high level of achievement loosely covering four areas that characterize this year’s AIALA Presidential Honorees class: design excellence, service to the region and country, the fostering of next generation designers, and support of the field. The twelve recipients were chosen by the Chapter’s Board of Directors in its entirety, with the president selecting the Gold Medal recipient.”

The full press release is available on the AIALA website.