The Long Island chapter of the American Institute of Architects celebrated their 53rd Annual Archi Awards on Thursday, Oct. 19 at North Hills Country Club in Manhasset.
The awards recognize excellence in design by local architects and projects with the goal of increasing awareness of outstanding architecture and to honor the architects, clients and consultants who work together to create these projects.
The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Joseph J. Scarpulla of the American Institute of Architects for outstanding achievement for over 20 years.
The Community Service Award went to John R. Sorrenti of the Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for actions that have increased the quality of life within the community.
The Legislator Award was won by New York State Sen. Senator Elaine Phillips (R-Flower Hill) for sponsoring bills that benefit the health, safety and welfare of the community.
Winning the Membership Award was Anthony S. DiProperzio of the American Institute of Architects for outstanding service to the chapter for over 10 years.
The Educator Award title was claimed by Dr. Paul L. Bentel of the Fellow of the American Institute of Architects for actions that have increased the quality of life within the community.
Works judged by the Mineola-based nonprofit include residential, commercial, institutional projects and historical renovations as well as interior and sustainable design.