Donald Carter Honored as Recipient of 2017 AIA Pennsylvania Medal of Distinction

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At AIA Pittsburgh’s President’s Holiday Party this past month, members congratulated Donald K. Carter, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP as the recipient of the 2017 AIA Pennsylvania Medal of Distinction. The Medal of Distinction is the highest award bestowed upon a living AIA Pennsylvania member and honors contributions to architecture that transcend local boundaries and have been of benefit to the profession and citizens of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Don Carter is in good company as a recipient of this award, with past recipients including:

  • Denise Scott Brown (2016)
  • Vivian Loftness, FAIA (2015)
  • William J. Bates, AIA (2014)
  • Charles E. Dagit, Jr., FAIA (2012)
  • Raymond L. Gindroz, FAIA (2011)
  • John D. Milner, FAIA (2010)
  • Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA (2010)
  • Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA (2008)

Don Carter is the David Lewis Director of Urban Design and Regional Engagement at the Remaking Cities Institute at CMU. He was president of Urban Design Associates in Pittsburgh for 36 years and led many of the firm’s most complex projects. He is a fellow of the AIA, a former president of AIA Pittsburgh, and served on the board of AIA Pennsylvania. He recently edited the book Remaking Post-Industrial Cities: Lessons from North America and Europe, which documents 10 city case studies from the international Remaking Cities Congress that he co-chaired in 2013. Carter earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Carnegie Mellon and did post-graduate work at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Learn more about 2017 AIA Pennsylvania award recipients from the CMU School of Architecture.