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Jack Baumann, AIA, LEED AP, an associate of Braun & Steidl Architects, has been named one of 11 recipients of the 2011 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Award. This national AIA award honors individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.

Joining Braun & Steidl Architects in 1997 as a summer intern, Baumann began fulltime employment in 2000 after graduating from Kent State University. He was named an associate in 2008 and during his tenure with the firm has contributed to over 55 projects ranging in size from $200,000 to $42 million. The design of higher education and religious projects are his passion, along with placing particular emphasis on building strong relationships with his clients, colleagues, and peers.

Having held AIA leadership positions both locally and nationally, he has always focused on the advancement of emerging professionals and mentorship of others. Baumann also contributes to the upcoming generation of architects and young professionals. For AIA, he has organized two state-wide leadership summits for Emerging Professionals and he is a member of Kent State University's College of Architecture and Environmental Design Professional Advisory Board.