The Association of University Architects (AUA) recently honored Campus Architect and Director of Planning and Design Bill Haverly with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award, placing Haverly in rare company.
The AUA’s Distinguished Service Award is given to members whose career has made significant contributions to buildings and planning in higher education. Since its founding in 1955, the AUA has bestowed the honor on just 43 members.
Criteria for the award include outstanding effort in campus planning, contributing to distinguished university architecture, extensive knowledge related to buildings for higher education, service to the profession of architecture and the AUA, and service to higher education.
“I think the world of a lot of the AUA members and the work they’ve done on their campuses,” Haverly said. “So to get this award was really humbling.”
In March, Haverly celebrated his fifth anniversary as CU Boulder’s campus architect. Major projects he’s been involved with during his tenure on campus include the new athletics facilities, the Ketchum Hall renovation, the Village Center Dining and Community Commons, the Center for Academic Success and Engagement, and the new Aerospace Engineering Sciences building opening this fall. He is also the project lead for the ongoing Strategic Facilities Visioning initiative that kicked off last August.
Haverly holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University. Prior to coming to CU Boulder, he spent 16 years working with the four University System of New Hampshire campuses and seven years with the State University of New York, including 35 of the 64 SUNY campuses.
“Bill’s receipt of this award is fitting and well-deserved,” said David Kang, vice chancellor for infrastructure and sustainability. “His vision and passion for this campus have meant a great deal to CU Boulder and will have a lasting impact for decades to come.”