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Pinellas County architect selected as AIA Florida 2013 Citizen Architect

Published:   |   Updated: January 22, 2014 at 07:39 PM

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) recently recognized Laurance (Larry) P. Dickie, AIA, CPC, along with 31 additional individuals as the 2013 AIA Florida Class of Citizen Architects.
 
AIA Florida leaders gathered at the State Capitol for the ceremony, which was held during the annual AIA Florida Legislative Day.
 
Gov. Rick Scott also issued a letter of support and congratulations to Dickie for his service.
 
“It humbles me to receive this recognition. To know that as an architect I have been able to give back to my community is indeed an honor and a privilege.” Dickie, a Seminole resident, said.
 
The program was developed by the National AIA to recognize architects that use insights, talents, training and experience to contribute meaningfully, beyond self, to the improvement of the community and human condition.
 
Dickie has been dedicated to serving the Pinellas community for 15 years. In that time he has volunteered his services to:
 
1. The Florida Fire Code Advisory Council (FCAC) a Division of State Fire Marshal’s Office, as Florida’s American Institute of Architects representative. Review and approve proposed changes to the Florida Fire Prevention Code.
 
2. The Professional Services Selection Committee of the School Board of Pinellas County, as a citizen member. The committee reviews and scores the submittals, and makes a recommendation for award, of architect/engineer and construction management firms, pursuant to Consultants Competitive Negotiation Act (CCNA) F.S. 287.055.
 
3. Facilities Review Committee of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, as the architecture and construction consultant. Review and advise on concerns related to Diocesan property, current and proposed design and construction projects.
 
“The Citizen Architect Program is based on the fact that architects do more than just design buildings,” said AIA Florida Executive Vice President, Vicki Long, CAE, Hon. AIA Florida.
 
“Architects are embedded in the foundation of their communities where they promote better design for better living.”
 
- The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects, headquartered in Tallahassee, represents the interests of more than 3,400 members in Florida. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIAmember architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

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