The SAME Urbahn Medal is named in honor of Max O. Urbahn, American Institute of Architects. The medal is awarded to an SAME member for distinguished performance in the field of architecture. The medal was first awarded in 1997.
Eligibility: A Registered Architect who has been a member of SAME for at least three years prior to nomination. Nomination must include State in which registered and expiration date of registration.
Nomination Criteria: Eminent and notable contributions in the field of architecture with emphasis on accomplishments in the past five years.
Nomination Process: Nominations for this award must be made by a Society member and endorsed by a Post President or member of the National Board of Direction, using the Society nomination form. The Post President or National Board of Direction member who is endorsing the nomination will verify that the individual meets the eligibility criteria for the award, and the nomination package provides information to support each of the nomination criteria and all required information on the nominee. The nominator is responsible for ensuring the package, with endorsement, is received at the SAME national office.
Past Urbahn Medal Recipients
James Pocock, Ph.D., RA, LEED AP
2016 Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
2015 Capt. Robert Harris, FAIA, LEED AP, CFM, USN (Ret.)
2014 Harley H. Hightower, FAIA
2013 Capt. Charles Enos, AIA, LEED AP, USN (Ret.)
2012 Phillip Tobey, FAIA, FACHA
2011 Paula J. Loomis, AIA, LEED AP BD&C
2010 Junjian "J.J." Tang, AIA, LEED AP
2009 Christopher Ions, AIA, LEED AP
2008 Richard Corner, AIA, CSI
2007 Steve Bettis, AIA
2006 Terry L. Deglandon, R.A.
2005 Brig. Gen. Lawrence Enyart, FAIA, LEED AP, F.SAME, USAF
2004 Leo A. Daly III
2003 Barbara M. Price, AIA
2002 David V. Thompson
2001 Gary D. Anderson, Ph.D., AIA, AICP
2000 Gary D. Lynn
1999 John L. Van Buren
1998 Terrel M. Emmons
1997 M. Paul Brott
1996 Harold L. Adams