Carlos Hernandez, AIA receives 2022 AIA Alabama Young Architect Honor Award

ArchitectureWorks is proud to announce that Carlos Hernandez, AIA received the 2022 AIA Alabama Young Architect Honor Award! This is the highest award bestowed upon a young AIA Member whose leadership, service, and contributions have directly benefited the profession and AIA Alabama.

Carlos is being honored for his dedication to AIA and Alabama Center for Architecture volunteer efforts. Most recently, Carlos worked alongside AW partner Bruce Lanier and the rest of the Compassion Project volunteer team to create a community and resource space for people experiencing homelessness in Birmingham. The Compassion Project was awarded a Merit Award at the AIA Alabama Design Awards this year.

Carlos also worked with Drs. Nyesha Black and Sarah Rutland to design an Alabama-specific companion to the traveling National Building Museum’s Evicted Exhibit, which he helped bring to Birmingham in 2021. He has also designed and installed several other AIA Birmingham exhibits.

In addition, Carlos designed the Highland Park Community Garden and serves on the garden’s operating committee. His representative works include the Alabama Pinhoti Trail Strategic Master Plan, the Red Rock Trail System Branding and Wayfinding, the Gulf Shores Center for Ecotourism and Sustainability, and the Gulf State Park Interpretive Center. Congratulations, Carlos!