LOS ANGELES – The American Institute of Architects, California Council named H. Kit Miyamoto, Ph.D., S.E., winner of the 2012 Allied Professions Honor Award. The award celebrates a member of an allied profession who is committed to enhancing and contributing to the field of architecture and architectural design.

“In addition to Kit Miyamoto’s business success in engineering, he has also developed a company-wide culture of creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and generosity,” says Michael Malinowski, President of Applied Architecture, ”That dynamic has helped him export California-grown expertise around the world – as well as inspire the next generation of leaders to follow.”

Miyamoto is a highly-recognized member of his profession who has brought excellence to high-performance earthquake engineering that utilizes the newest technology and innovations to enhance modern architecture. Miyamoto has held leadership positions within the AIA that provide support in the architectural community. He offers architects and engineers throughout the world insight and expertise on earthquake risk mitigation and disaster reconstruction.

The 11,000 member AIACC is the voice of the architectural profession in the state of California, and the largest regional component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.

Dr. Miyamoto was recognized at the AIACC 2012 Achievement Awards ceremony on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12 p.m., at the California Club in Los Angeles.