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[[image:  sepia-tone line drawing of an oval-shaped medallion with an eagle atop a wreath of laurels in front of a column. Words around the perimeter read, "THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS. 1857]]

THE AMERICAN INSTITUE OF ARCHITECTS
IS PRIVILEGED TO CONFER THE
WHITNEY M. YOUNG JR. AWARD
ON
NORMAL MERRICK SKLAREK, FAIA

A PROFESSIONAL LIFE FILLED WITH CAREER FIRSTS,
SHE SHATTERED RACIAL AND GENDER BARRIERS
AS AN ACCOMPLISHED AND GENEROUS PROFESSIONAL WHOSE
QUIET DETERMINATION IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY MADE IT POSSIBLE
FOR THOSE WITH DREAMS AND ASPIRATIONS WHO FOLLOWED
THROUGH A SERIES OF PIONEERING EFFORTS SHE ADVANCED
NOT ONLY HER CAUSE, BUT THE CAUSE FOR MINORITY INVOLVEMENT
IN MAINSTREAM MATTERS OF THE PROFESSION AND THE AIA.
A POSITIVE FORCE OF CHANGE, SHE IS TRULY
THE "ROSA PARKS OF ARCHITECTURE."

MAY 17, 2008

^[[M Marshall E. Purnell]]
MARSHALL E. PURNELL, FAIA
PRESIDENT

^[[D R Profitt]]
DAVID R. PROFFITT, AIA
SECRETARY
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