Knowlton Alumnus is Recipient of 2014 Young Architect Award


Wyatt Frantom, an associate and architectural designer in the Los Angeles office of Gensler, has been named a recipient of the 2014 Young Architect Award by the American Institute of Architects. To be eligible, candidates must have been licensed to practice architecture fewer than 10 years by the submission deadline. Candidates are nominated for the awards, and are judged on their contributions to the field of architecture: positions held, honors, publications, quality of designed work, and leadership efforts. Nominations must include five letters of recommendation.

Frantom, who earned is BSARCH from the Knowlton School in 1997, was one of 18 architects recognized by the AIA. He was the 2013–2014 communications director for the Young Architects Forum and the 2010–2011 Texas regional director for the Young Architects Forum. Frantom co-founded the nonprofit Houston Mod in support of preserving modern architecture.

The jury for the 2014 competition was comprised of:

Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA (Chair)
HKS, Inc.

Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA
LML Consulting

Albert W. Rubeling, FAIA
Rubeling & Associates, Inc.

John Sorrenti, FAIA
JRS Architect, PC

William J. Stanley, III
Stanley Love-Stanley, PC

In its announcement of Frantom’s award, the AIA stated that Frantom is:

“an exceptional architect, a thoughtful designer, a committed voice in the community, and a respected leader in the profession. His innovative work and collaborative approach to design are enhanced by his strong belief in mentoring emerging professionals, maintaining ties to academia, and supporting applied research.”