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CDH’s Associate is Exceptional Young Architect

AIA Atlanta Recognizes CDH’s Heli Shah as Exceptional Young Architect

Heli Shah, Associate AIA of CDH Partners, was recognized with the AIA Atlanta John A. Busby Jr. Award. This award spotlights an exceptional young architect.

“I am thrilled for this recognition by the AIA and beyond grateful for the support of my peers! I hope to continue to serve the Atlanta and Georgia AEC community.”

Heli Shah

This tribute is bestowed on her for her dedication to the future of architecture. Heli’s commitment to the broad definition of Emerging Professional is exemplary with engagement of the next generation of leaders from K-12 to the excellence of the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP). As a leader, she served on the AIA Atlanta Board of Directors as AIA Atlanta Young Architects Forum (YAF) Chair, and on the Executive Committee of the CKLDP. She led an organizational redesign of the YAF leadership pipeline and the involvement of dozens of AIA members in the creation of “The Soul of Reynoldstown” mural project. She also served as a mentor, moderator, and panelist for topics such as Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as well as Women’s Leadership.

“We are so proud of Heli for being recognized by AIA Atlanta as the 2021 John A. Busby Jr. Exceptional Young Architect Award recipient. This tribute is bestowed on her for her dedication to the future of architecture. She represents the next generation of leaders in our industry, and we are proud to have her on our team.”

Melissa Cantrell, President & CEO of CDH

The award is given to an AIA Atlanta emerging professional member excelling in one or more of the areas: design excellence; AIA leadership; community involvement; pursuit of lifelong education; and/or managing or starting a firm.

AIA Atlanta recognized Shah at Build Something Great celebration, which took place on November 18, 2021 at Monday Night Garage’s Chandelier Room.

Atlanta Business Chronicle featured Shah for this recognition. Find her article here.

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