Block, Alex
CMT architect Alex Block was named the winner of the 2015 John Wellborn Root Award by the Illinois chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award is presented annually to an architect who has been licensed for less than 10 years and has exhibited exemplary and noteworthy service. It will presented on August 27 at a Pecha Kucha event in Springfield, IL.

“Alex represents the best of what emerging professionals have to offer. His community service roles provide opportunities to utilize his strengths as an architect, including problem-solving and storytelling, both of which are so important to community-building. He brilliantly shares, through his leadership as well as his professional skills, the impact and importance architects and the profession of architecture does have to better people’s lives,” said Mike Elliott, AIA, 2015 AIA Illinois President.

Block is the current president of the AIA Central Illinois branch and has been active in the organization for 14 years. He is also the co-founder of the Springfield Pecha Kucha, the international design presentation events. Block’s volunteer endeavors includes designing the Forever Home Feline Ranch, participating on the AIA’s Sustainable Design Assessment Team Planning Committee and serving as an assistant scout master for the Boy Scouts of America.