crafts‧man‧ship , n.
- The work of a craftsman.
- Very detailed work that has been done using a lot of skill, so that the result is beautiful: The carving is a superb piece of craftsmanship.
- The skills, knowledge, and dexterity involved in creating works of art. Generally refers to skill in producing expertly finished products; fine workmanship.
A jury comprised of AIA-SWO chapter architects, members of the construction industry, and past Craftsmanship Award winners will choose from those nominated. The awards ceremony to honor those selected will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2011. I’ll post more details about the event as the date draws nearer.
The overarching purpose of the awards program is to ensure that the time-honored ideals of craftsmanship are sustained and passed along. Its success is dependent upon nominations of those individuals AIA-SWO members believe exemplify the highest standards of craftsmanship.
If you’re an AIA-SWO member, think of all the people you have worked with recently who have helped make your designs a reality. Does someone especially stand out? Was his or her contribution to your project worthy of recognition? If so, submit a nomination for consideration by this year’s Craftsmanship Awards jury.
Along with the name of your nominee, you’ll need to assist the jury by providing letters of reference, biographical data, and an accounting of his or her accomplishments. Photographs illustrating completed projects would also be helpful.
If you have questions regarding the program or require the official nomination form, contact Kurt Albrecht, AIA, president-elect for AIA-Southwestern Oregon either by email at Kurt@cba-aia.com or by phone at (541) 485-3315. Nominations are due no later than Tuesday, October 18.