July 5, 2004
by Canadian Architect
Anthony Yozipovic has received the 2004 American Institute of Architects Medal and Certificate for Highest Achievement in the Master of Architecture program from the University of Manitoba. This prestigious honour is presented annually to a student demonstrating outstanding skill and dedication in the field of architecture. Mr. Yozipovic, who has worked with Kuch Stephenson Gibson Malo Architects & Engineer since 2001, also made the 2004 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Honour Roll this year, placing him in the top 10% of graduating students. “We are so happy to see Anthony recognized in this way,” comments firm partner John Stephenson, “he has put a lot of hard work into receiving this degree and we are glad we were able to contribute to his success.”
In a letter from the University of Manitoba, Professor and Head of the Department of Architecture Robert Ian McDonald, offered Mr. Yozipovic “warmest congratulations” and “good luck in [his] future endeavours.” The award consists of a large certificate and medal from the American Institute of Architects as well as a one year membership with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
“This makes graduating even better!” said Yozipovic in an interview at his workplace. “It takes a lot of work to get this degree, so having a support system is really important. Working with Kuch Stephenson Gibson Malo, I had access to a great team, extensive resources and many opportunities that would be unavailable elsewhere.”
“Becoming an architect is similar to becoming a doctor,” explains firm partner Michelle Gibson, “it takes years of schooling and internships plus intense examinations from the school and governing bodies of architecture in Ontario to become a licensed architect.” The process is very labour and time intensive, which makes these awards even better. “We are so proud of Anthony,” adds Mr. Stephenson, “to be singled out by these institutions and recognized for all his hard work is really gratifying.”