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  February 18, 2003

UConn Recognized For Architect Selection
By Karen A. Grava

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Connecticut Chapter, has recognized the University for the method it uses to select architects for UConn 2000 projects.

The award, the Connecticut Qualifications Based Selection Award, was presented Feb. 11 at a dinner at the Grassy Hill Country Club in Orange.

The Connecticut WBS Council, the non-profit organization sponsored by the Connecticut Engineers in Private Practice, AIA Connecticut, and the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors, promotes the selection of design professionals based on qualifications in relation to the scope of a project.

"The many projects at UConn that have been successfully completed are prime examples of the advantages owners experience when projects are properly paired with design professionals qualified to provide expert knowledge and abilities," said Diane Harp Jones, executive vice president of the AIA.

"The award is an endorsement of the University's implementation of the UConn 2000 project, which has played such a vital role in our progress," said Philip E. Austin, University President.

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