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Designer of the Year

Wilmington Designer Named 2012 Designer of the Year

Willie Dalrymple of J.W. Dalrymple Residential Design Associates, Wilmington, NC, was named the Designer of the Year by the American Institute of Building Design. Presented by AIBD College of Fellows representative Jannis Vann, the award is in recognition of Mr. Dalrymple’s twelve years of service to the AIBD North Carolina Society as president and conference meeting planner.

 "The work is a little involved, but it is worth the effort. Thank you." was all Willie stated when accepting his award. Known for usually having more to say, the short acceptance speech was just as much a shock to the audience as the award was to Willie. "The fact we rendered him speechless shows just how much he appreciates being recognized." says Steve Mickley, AIBD Executive Director.

 Given each year at the conclusion of their national convention, the AIBD presents the Designer of the Year Award to the member who has made the most outstanding contribution to the Institute and the community.

Submit a nominationTo nominate an AIBD Professional Member for Designer of the Year, download a Nomination Form and submit it to the AIBD National Office on or before June 1st and your nomination will be considered for the award being presented at the next AIBD National Convention.


Designer of the Year Recipients

2012    J.W. Willie Dalrymple
2011    Richard Emigh
2010    Mike Lotterman
2009    Dan Sater
2008    Michael Battaglia
2007    Jim Pitts
2006    Robert Padgett
2005    Georgia Toney
2004    James Wright
2003    Gordon Hoehle
2002    Sherri Weaver

2001 Mike Keesee
2000 Steve Mickley
1999 Jeff Rice
1998 Joe Stoddard
1997 Jannis Vann
1996 Don Ruth
1995 Bill Hefner
1994 W.D. Farmer