Architectural Graphic Standards Editor one of new award’s first recipients


At an April 17 ceremony, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will present an Award for Distinction to Dennis J. Hall FAIA, as reported by Liam Otten in the Washington University in The St. Louis Record:

Dennis J. Hall (MArch ’80) is founder and managing principal of Hall Architects Inc. in Charlotte, N.C., and a widely published authority on building information management. Over the years, he has received more than 20 design awards as well as five national specification competition awards. He is co-author of “The Architect’s Guide to the US National CAD Standard,” senior executive editor for the 11th edition of Architectural Graphics Standards, and is serving as editor-in-chief for the forthcoming Residential Graphic Standards.

The other five honorees for this year are Hill Burgess, David R. Dowell, Jay W. Krueger, John Moore, and Garrison Roots. Like them, Hall is an alumnus of the school. The Award for Distinction is awarded by faculty members and fellow alumni, and recognizes leadership, innovation, vision and creativity.

In Hall’s case there are many contributing factors, such as his editorship of the quintessential AGS publication, Architectural Graphic Standards, 11th Edition, and the wall of awards he’s already collected. He has chaired the MasterFormat Expansion Task Team, whose mission is to expand the industry standard for organizing specs that concern construction requirements and everything that goes along with them. In a related endeavor, he belongs to the OmniClass Construction Classification System (OCCS) Development Committee and the National Institute of Building Sciences’ National CAD Standard Project Committee. The Construction Specifications Institute thinks very highly of Hall; it has already given him two Honor Awards. A lot of other organizations also think highly of him. He is in constant demand as a speaker before his peers, and as a university guest lecturer.

SOURCE: “Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts to honor outstanding alumni” 04/10/08
photo courtesy of Brett K, used under this Creative Commons license

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