Sparano + Mooney Architecture is honored to announce that it has been awarded the American Institute of Architects Western Mountain Region Architectural Firm of the Year for 2016!
Each year, the AIA Western Mountain Region recognizes substantial achievements by an architectural practice in the western United States who embodies the cause of creating an excellent built environment. The prestigious Firm of the Year Award identifies the continuing collaboration among individuals in a firm who have produced distinguished architecture over a period of at least 10 years, have made significant contributions to the AIA, the profession and their community, and have transcended their regional boundaries in making these contributions. Significantly, this year’s award is the first ever to recognize a Utah architect for the Firm of the Year in the 37-year history of the AIA Western Mountain Region Honor Awards. Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging architectural professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as a voice of the architecture profession and the resource for architects and its members in service to society.
Principal architects John P. Sparano, FAIA, NCARB, and Anne G. Mooney, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, formed Sparano + Mooney Architecture in 1997. From their award-winning studios in Salt Lake City, Utah, and Los Angeles, California, the firm collectively and architects individually draw inspiration from the context of the American West. The region’s unique history, landscape, materials, architecture and culture has deeply informed and inspired the firm’s architecture which has been commissioned by clients in Utah, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Colorado and California. Significant project types include art museums, cultural centers, performing arts projects, recreation and resort projects, institutional and commercial work and private residences in Park City, Los Angeles, Denver, Santa Fe and Salt Lake City. Sparano + Mooney Architecture is a practice that believes in the potential of the American West as a point of departure for world class design and has consistently produced a body of work dedicated to contributing to the elevation of a strong regional design movement.
In addition to numerous local, regional and national design awards for built and conceptual work, Sparano + Mooney Architecture has previously been recognized with election to the AIA College of Fellows (John Sparano, 2015), the AIA Western Mountain Region Young Architect of the Year Award (Anne Mooney, 2014), the AIA Utah Bronze Medal Award (John Sparano, 2013) and the AIA Utah Architectural Firm of the Year Award (2012). The Salt Lake City architects have design work that can currently be seen in an exhibition at the Rio Gallery in Salt Lake City until October 21, 2016.
Congratulations to the Sparano + Mooney Architecture team for this monumental achievement, and thank you to our visionary colleagues and clients for your dedication and contributions to the firm and our work together!