Associate Member of the Year – Alex Morales
The AIA Houston Associate Member of the Year Award recognizes contributions to the chapter by a member working toward licensure. It is an honor to present this years Associate Award to Alex Morales. Alex currently serves as the Associate Director on the AIA Houston Board of Directors and is a past chair of the AIA Houston EP Committee. Last year, with a small group of members, Alex rolled out AIA Houston’s first Emerging Professional Friendly Firm Program, an award and rating system designed to recognize firms who encourage licensure and actively nurture the careers of emerging professionals within their firms. Building on the success of that program, the JE:DI Committee will roll out a similar program around inclusivity next year. Rarely saying no to a new challenge or task, Alex is one of those members who seems to show up everywhere. He even designed, produced and installed the PartILLATION: Visions in Steel exhibition that opened October 12, 2022. It is a great pleasure to present Alex with the AIA Houston Associate Member of the Year Award.