Malecha Awarded the 2011 F. Carter Williams Gold Medal
Dean Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA, of the College of Design at North
Carolina State University was awarded the 2011 F. Carter Williams Gold
Medal during the annual AIA North Carolina conference held at the
Raleigh Convention Center September 8-10.
The F. Carter Williams Gold Medal is the highest honor presented by
the chapter to a member of AIA North Carolina in recognition of a
distinguished career or extraordinary accomplishments as an architect.
Malecha was honored for his immense contributions to the architecture
profession including seventeen years as an architect and educator in
the state of North Carolina with a career spanning over five decades
between two coasts.
“He’s accomplished more in his career to date than other
distinguished professionals have accomplished in this state in a life
time,” says alumnus John Atkins III, FAIA.
In 2009, Malecha served as president of the American Institute of Architects, providing distinguished service and leadership throughout a tumultuous time in the nation’s economy.
Alumnus Phil Freelon, FAIA, says, “He’s a leader in the academic and
professional world. One could argue that Dean Malecha’s most significant
and lasting contribution has been his effort to bring these two
factions together. He has written extensively on this topic and he
continues to work tirelessly to bridge the gap between architecture
education and practice.”