Morton Safford James III AIA, a member of Olympia’s architectural profession for the past 45 years, received the 2009 Charles T. Pearson Community Service Award from Southwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

This is the 8th time this award has been given in the chapter and the first time to an Olympia architect.
James is responsible for the design of the Olympia Farmers Market project, the final phase of Percival Landing project, and Sunshine House at St. Peters Hospital among many projects.

At the same AIA awards banquet, a Citation award went to McGranahan Architects of Tacoma for the Annette B. Weyerhaeuser Early Learning Center at Tacoma Community College.

And in the Un-built Category, a Merit Award went to Tacoma’s David Boe for his blog column “Imagine Tacoma” found on Exit133. Its purpose is to encourage open discussion and dialogue regarding urban design in downtown Tacoma.