Bloomfield Hills, Mich., June 13, 2018 – Stephen E. Smith, AIA, Senior Vice President of TMP Architecture, was awarded the 2018 AIA Michigan Robert F. Hastings Award. This award is given to an individual with significant contributions to AIA Michigan and the profession as a whole.
Numerous colleagues submitted recommendation letters on Smith’s behalf voicing their support for him as a worthy recipient of this award. Dennis King, FAIA, FESD, LEED AP, Principal of DMKING Consulting, LLC said, “Just mention Steve Smith’s name to an AIA colleague and you get an immediate knowing smile of admiration. That is the kind of impact Stephen E. Smith, AIA has had on the AIA Michigan Community…” Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA said, “He brings many qualities to the organization and profession of Architecture but his passion for the profession and his absolutely positive outlook on life make him an outstanding candidate…”
Smith has 38 years of architectural experience, 35 of which have been with TMP Architecture. He has impacted many young learners through his work on large school bond projects and numerous, award-winning municipal libraries. He also designs projects for college and university clients, including Northern Michigan University’s Superior Dome, the world’s largest wooden dome structure.
Throughout his career, Smith has been a dedicated and involved member of AIA Detroit and Michigan. In AIA Detroit he served as Computer Technology Committee Chairman from 1997-1998, Co-Chairman from 1989-1990, AIAD House Tour Committee Member from 2004-2007, Board of Directors from 1998-2005, Secretary in 2000, Vice President/President Elect in 2002, President in 2003 and Past President in 2004. For AIA Michigan he served on the Board of Directors in 2005, as Detroit Director in 2004, Secretary in 2006, Vice President/President-elect of the Government Affairs Committee in 2007, President in 2008 and as a Student Mentor on the Mentoring Committee from 2002-present.
In addition to his involvement in AIA, Smith is a member of the Public Library Association, American Library Association, Society for College and University Planning, Association of Schools Business Officials International, Michigan Society of Architects and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Smith received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1978 from the University of StVirginia. He received his Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan in 1982. In 1982 he was also honored with the Burton Kampner Award for Excellence in Design.