AIA Santa Fe Turquoise Medal:
LABAN WINGERT, AIA
Laban Wingert, AIA is a graduate of the school of architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. His required post-graduate internship was completed in Vancouver, Canada, Elmira, New York, New York City, Houston and Austin where he worked on a range of projects from Residential, Ecclesiastical, Educational, Commercial and Governmental including the LBJ Presidential Library, prior to establishing his office in Santa Fe. He was later selected through a National Search to fill the position as Staff Planner Architect for the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado. Laban’s internship launched a specialty for “Architectural Programming” for which he is considered a pioneer of by the late William M. Peña. Mr. Peña himself is acknowledged by the American Institute of Architects as the creator of the term Architectural Programming, the name of the current phase of pre-design services.