September 07, 2022


Stanley I. Hallet, FAIA, is the winner of the 2022 AIA Centennial Award. The former Dean of the School of Architecture and Planning at CUA, Hallet is Professor Emeritus of Architecture at CUA where he teaches undergraduate and graduate studios and seminars exploring the historic and contemporary relationships between culture, urban design, landscape and architecture.

Given his early experiences in Tunisia as a Peace Corps Volunteer and in Afghanistan as a Fulbright-Hayes Lecturer at the University of Kabul, his studio work and lectures explore issues of landscape, urban fabric and sacred space. Formerly Studio Head in Rome, then in Paris, he helped oversee the transformation of the design curriculum in architecture at the School of Architecture at the Universite Tunis Carthage. Recently he has been exploring and proposing alternative models for incarceration during a time of social justice emphasizing rehabilitation over punishment. Hallet was nominated in the Architect Educator category but the nomination, with its wide support from around the region and across disciplines, was quickly determined to merit Centennial Medal consideration.

The Centennial Medal is the highest honor AIA|DC can bestow upon a member. The Laureate must be “an architect whose contributions span at least a decade of service to the Chapter, to the community, or to the profession.