Congratulations to Axium’s Valued Client: Eskew+Dumez+Ripple!

Posted by Brian Siefkes on May 24, 2014

2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award

With the 2014 American Institute of Architects National Convention just around the corner, we wanted to congratulate our long-time client, Eskew + Dumez + Ripple on receiving the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The highest honor the organization bestows on an architecture firm, the award recognizes a practice that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.

Given annually, the tradition began in 1962 and has remained a highly respected award of distinction throughout its 52 year history.  Eskew+Dumez+Ripple is the 51st recipient of the award and the only practice in the Gulf South Region to ever have received this honor.

About Eskew+Dumez+Ripple (EDR)
Since its founding, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple has built a nationally recognized, practice of distinction with a particular emphasis on projects that enhance and contribute to the enjoyment of the public realm; that foster creativity, and nurture appreciation of one’s surroundings within the built and natural environments.

Founded by Allen Eskew, FAIA and led by partners Steve Dumez, FAIA and Mark Ripple AIA, LEED AP BD+C, the architectural, interiors and urban design firm based in New Orleans, LA recognizes the importance of the unique culture and architectural heritage of its surroundings and generates design that is considerate of historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sensitivity to the character of place. Its commitment to enhance and protect both the cultural and natural environments of the communities it serves is evident in the beauty and technical craftsmanship of its designs and the enduring sustainable legacy of its projects.

With tens of thousands of A&E firms in the US alone, what makes one stand apart from the rest in its pursuit of excellence? Brian Siefkes of Deltek|Axium recently had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Ripple and Jennifer Navard, two of the principals at Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, a longtime Ajera client and recent recipient of the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. This award is the highest honor the AIA bestows on an architecture firm. As you will see from the interview, creating a great A&E firm is a very intentional process that touches every aspect of a firm.  If you’d like a free copy of the full interview with Eskew+Dumez+Ripple <click here!>