Congratulations to this year's AIA Detroit Honorary Affiliate Award recipients!  AIA Detroit is proud to introduce these deserving individuals.  This year's Recognition Awards will be bestowed upon the winners during the 2022 Celebration of Architecture, at Eastern Market's Shed 3 on September 15th, at 4:30pm.  Register to attend the Awards Program and Celebration today! 

Bonnie Fahoome

Bonnie Fahoome has over 12 years of experience serving the entrepreneurs and small businesses of Detroit.  In her new role as Co-Executive Director, Bonnie will add oversight of Detroit’s UNESCO City of Design designation to her responsibilities.

Kiana Wenzell

Kiana Wenzell has more than 18 years’ experience researching, planning, curating and executing design projects in metropolitan Detroit. She currently serves as the Co-Executive of Design Core Detroit,  producing the Detroit Month of Design, Drinks x Design and manages other key Design Core public programs.

David Merritt

David Merritt launched a cause-based fashion brand called Merit. Every Merit purchase shapes the fate of students in need and helps send them to college. In FATE, students work on real-life business projects for them to discover that they can create their own futures and are guaranteed college scholarships.

Kuhu Saha

Kuhu Saha has been a part of the Merit Team since its inception, involved in all aspects of the company's development and growth. As Founder/Executive Director, Kuhu helped developed the FATE Program, an educational enrichment and leadership program for Detroit-area high school students.