Las Vegas — NOVUS Architecture, an award-winning architecture firm based in Las Vegas, Nevada, is proud to celebrate Dwayne R. Eshenbaugh, AIA, President and Founder of NOVUS Architecture, as the 2021 recipient of the Nevada Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Silver Medal.
AIA Nevada is the state Chapter of The American Institute of Architects. Originally chartered in 1948 as the Society of Nevada Architects, the statewide professional organization protects and serves architects and design professionals; monitors legislative issues that impact the public and the profession; and recognize and promote excellence in architectural design, technology, and design related issues. Since 1995, the Silver Medal has been awarded by AIA Nevada in recognition for the most distinguished service to the profession of architecture and acknowledgement of a significant body of work with lasting influence on the theory and practice of architecture in the state of Nevada.
Jury Chair, Katie Wilson, AIA commented, “Dwayne Eshenbaugh is everything that a Silver Medal Award winner should be. A true professional that has remained humble and kept a perspective of what is important in our profession and life. His professional design achievements are only equaled by his personal and professional generosity to those in need in his community. With strengths and achievements in so many areas of critical importance to our society – for our communities and those that live within them – Dwayne is a true role model for us all.”
“I am honored and humbled to receive this distinguished award and excited to be the first recipient from the UNLV School of Architecture. My firm and I are committed to our community and design excellence and will continue to cultivate meaningful relationships that transcend everyday business while enhancing our live, work, play, learning, and healing environments.”
Dwayne founded NOVUS Architecture in 2009 and is registered in ten states where his firm has completed hundreds of projects. Dwayne was President of AIA Nevada in 2020, and President of AIA Las Vegas in 2019. He received the AIA Nevada Service Award in 2020. Dwayne received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture Degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1994 and a joint Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Arizona in 1997.
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