April 19, 2010 (RALEIGH, NC) – Bernie Reeves, editor and publisher of Raleigh Metro Magazine, was presented with the annual Isosceles Award from the American Institute of Architects/Triangle section during an awards ceremony held Friday, April 17 in Durham. The award honors decades of service to the profession of architecture.
Reeves, son of the late Ralph Reeves AIA, principal of the award-winning firm Holloway-Reeves in Raleigh, instituted regular coverage of architecture and preservation in 1978 in his weekly Spectator Magazine, the first general interest publication nationally to feature architecture as regular, scheduled content.
Spectator Design Editor Kim Devins Weiss worked with Reeves to launch the Triangle Architecture Awards Program in the early 1980s. The awards program, that attracted noted jurors from across the nation, eventually evolved into the Isosceles Awards sponsored by AIA Triangle.
The Spectator also founded and published North Carolina Architect magazine for six years in collaboration with AIA North Carolina.
Reeves continues to underscore the importance of the built environment – and architects and designers – in his monthly Raleigh Metro Magazine that features complete design pieces by Diane Lea and the monthly Form+Function column covering architectural news by Mike Welton.
“As architects, we have always had a champion in Bernie Reeves,” said multi-award-winning Raleigh architect Frank Harmon, FAIA.
According to AIA Triangle, “The purpose of the AIA Triangle Isosceles Award is to recognize individuals, institutions, associations, or companies outside the profession of architecture who, in collaboration with AIA Triangle members, have made significant contributions to the improvement of the built environment” including “activities that raise the public’s consciousness of the importance of excellent design in shaping the appearance and quality of the environment we live in.”
Bernie Reeves stated: “This award is a great honor that should be shared with Kim Weiss and Diane Lea for their dedication and commitment to architecture in the pages of Spectator, North Carolina Architect and Metro Magazine.”