TOLEDO, Ohio, November 18, 2009– SSOE Group is privileged to announce that one of their own was selected as the 2009 architect of the year by the Toledo Chapter of the American Institute of Architect (AIA). The award was presented to Arne Larson during the organization’s annual Design Awards Gala held on Saturday, November 14, 2009. In making the announcement, AIA Toledo cited Larson’s influence on the profession of architecture, his role as a mentor to many area architects, and his continued participation in the chapter as the foundation for the nomination.
Arne Larson, AIA, NCARB, is a Master Architect and Senior Associate at SSOE Group. He has been with the firm for nearly two decades. He is responsible for coordinating project planning, scheduling, budgets, and design. He has worked on projects throughout the United States, France, Japan, China, and Mexico.
Arne received a Bachelor of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University following a tour of duty in the United States Army. His involvement with the Toledo AIA Chapter began in 1990 when he moved to Toledo from the Pittsburgh area where he taught at his alma mater in the Department of Architecture and also owned a private practice. Following a number of years of active engagement with the Chapter, he was elected to the Toledo AIA Executive Committee in 2004 and served as President of the Chapter in 2007.
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