Dennis Chiessa Receives Statewide Award

Friday, Sep 03, 2021

Congratulations to Dennis Chiessa, Assistant Professor of Architecture, who received the statewide award for Associate of the Year from the Texas Society of Architects. He was selected out of nominations from all AIA chapters from across Texas, recognizing him as an exceptional member and outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture, the built environment, and quality of life in Texas.

The award recognizes leadership, which is evident in Chiessa's work in communities across Texas, his commitment to DEI efforts, and his continuous excellence in his creative work.

Dennis Antonio Chiessa is Assistant Professor of Architecture, he teaches architecture design studios, architectural graphics, and a course focused on social and spatial equity. Chiessa's design work and research have been exhibited in Latinos in Architecture (LiA) exhibits across Texas, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, The Amarillo Museum of Art, Artes de la Rosa Center for the Arts, and the forthcoming Venice Architecture Biennale.

*** The Texas Society of Architects Associate Member of the Year award is presented to a single Associate AIA member who best exemplifies the highest leadership qualities and has demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to their local component or Texas' membership through service to the profession and/or service or in the community. ***