The American Institute of Architects, Birmingham Chapter (AIA Birmingham), is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2015 Birmingham Accolade Award is Tammy Cohen, AIA, of Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds. The award was recognized at AIA Birmingham’s annual Design Awards Gala at the Kress Building on August 20.
The AIA Birmingham Accolade Award is the highest honor the Chapter can bestow on one of its members. The award, established in 2006, indicates peer recognition of exemplary achievement or service to the Chapter, the profession, or society.
Cohen’s architecture career spans 26 years in Birmingham, with 19 years at the helm of Cohen Carnaggio Reynolds, one of the city’s highly regarded design firms. Her diverse and skillful design work is undergirded by a strong dedication to the further invigoration of rich urban environments, first in downtown Birmingham, but also notably in Woodlawn, Homewood and beyond. Some of her most prominent projects include historic preservation work at City Federal, the campus of Integrated Medical Systems and the Third Avenue South Mixed-Use Development, which is currently under construction.
In addition to her prolific architectural and urban design work, Cohen has invested deeply in the Birmingham community through service, participation and leadership with groups such as Kiwanis Club, the Urban Land Institute, Birmingham’s Design Review Board, the American Institute of Architects in Birmingham and many others.