SOURCE: The American Institute of Architects, California Council

The American Institute of Architects, California Council

October 14, 2009 19:00 ET

State Architect Group Recognizes Michael J. Stanton, FAIA, With Lifetime Achievement Award

The American Institute of Architects, California Council, Announces Recipient of the 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2009) - The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), announces Michael J. Stanton, FAIA, as the 2010 recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is presented to an individual in recognition of outstanding contributions to the improvement of the built environment and the architectural profession, as well as for the contributions to the lives of the clients and citizens served by the profession.

After graduating from Yale School of Architecture, Stanton returned home to Baltimore where he obtained his first architectural position with Daniel Mann Johnson Mendenhall, where he worked on planning a new subway system for the City. He then moved to Toronto and worked with Brook Carruthers Shaw on the Sheridan Community College. In 1976, he moved to San Francisco where he became employed by Bull Field Volkmann Stockwell (BFVS) and became a senior associate for six years. His projects included The Stanford Shopping Center (Recipient of a National Design Award), a residential infill project on the Hyde Street cable car route, and the award-winning Mount Curve Place Townhouses in Minneapolis.

As the owner of Stanton Architecture he has developed a diverse client-base for a wide variety of architectural and urban design projects. Some of the firm's eclectic collection of successful projects include the Fillmore Community Services Building, St. Paul's Elementary School, and Fisherman's Wharf Radisson Hotel, all located in San Francisco.

Stanton Architecture is heavily involved in the historic preservation and adaptive reuse of older structures. This commitment is recognized in three of his completed projects; the highly-honored conversion of the national landmark General Post Office in Washington, DC, into the Monaco Hotel; the renovation of the historic Saint Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco, and the conversion of a former military aircraft hangar into the La Petite Baleen Swim School in San Francisco. Lawrence P. Segrue, FAIA-E, stated, "Stanton's life's work is exemplified by his commitment to the promotion of architecture and the profession through design excellence, as well as community and professional outreach, and education."

The AIACC congratulates and recognizes Michael J. Stanton, FAIA, and his career, which is characterized by his professionalism, leadership and innovation.

The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavor to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit

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