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Tech's Steger receives AIA Distinguished Achievement Award

Spectrum Volume 19 Issue 17 - January 23, 1997

Charles Steger, vice president for Development and University Relations, has been named the recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award by the Virginia Society American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The award is presented to no more than three architects each year, and is presented for distinguished achievement in design, practice, education, service to the public, or service to the profession.

Steger was cited for his "enormous gifts to education and his profound influence as dean of the Architecture School." Steger was dean of the College of Architecture and Urban Studies at Tech from 1981 through 1993.

Under Steger's direction, the college consistently ranked in the top 20 architecture schools in the nation. Additionally, the Washington-Alexandria Center expanded from an in-house center to an international consortium of students from seven universities in five nations, and the college added its first four endowed professorships.