AIA Indiana Gold Medal Awarded to Moody Nolan’s Jim Kienle, FAIA

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Moody Nolan is proud to announce that Jim Kienle is this year’s recipient of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Indiana Gold Medal award, the highest honor AIA Indiana can bestow. Jim’s career spans nearly 50 years in the practice of architecture and specializes in preservation design. Jim’s true passion for his work allows him to bring new life to the historic structures, campuses, small town main streets and urban environments.

Jim’s leadership skills and mentorship have played a key role in his dedication to his work. His projects have been recipients of numerous institutional awards, as well as local, regional and national AIA awards. His passionate commitment to preservation has resulted in a deeper awareness of the architectural past and its cultural value in the community, and at the national level. Projects of note include the restoration of and new addition to The Lerner Theatre in Elkhart, Indiana, Indiana University Memorial Stadium Expansion in Bloomington, Indiana and the University of Wisconsin Memorial Union in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jim’s national contributions to architecture and preservation design have been previously recognized. In 2004, he was elevated to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows and in 2003, Governor Frank O’Bannon awarded him the “Sagamore of the Wabash,” the highest honor awarded to a citizen by the State of Indiana, for his pioneering work in Indiana Historic Preservation.

Other AIA Indiana honors include the esteemed Edward D. Pierre Award, the Juliet Peddle Award and The President’s Award for Jim’s efforts working with all levels of government but particularly the state on behalf of issues important to AIA Indiana.

Curt Moody, president and CEO of Moody Nolan, is also an AIA Gold Medal recipient.

Congratulations, Jim!