Danny Speight, P.E. Recognized by AIA HR with Allied Member Award

November 30, 2023

The American Institute of Architects Hampton Roads chapter presented SMF president Danny Speight, P.E. with the Allied Member Award for distinguished and notable service.

On November 15th, 2023, the Sandler Center in Virginia Beach hosted the Design + Honor Awards, a remarkable event that honors architecture/engineering/construction achievements in the Hampton Roads area. During this memorable gathering, the American Institute of Architects Hampton Roads chapter proudly bestowed the Allied Member Award upon esteemed recipient, Danny Speight, P.E.

As the President of structural engineering firm Speight, Marshall & Francis, Danny's exceptional dedication to the fields of structural engineering and architecture has earned him this distinguished honor. However, it is his unwavering commitment to mentoring young professionals that truly sets him apart. The crux of his impact lies not only in his noteworthy achievements, but also in his investment in shaping the future of his industry. By imparting knowledge, providing guidance, and creating opportunities for growth, Danny has left an indelible mark on the next generation of architects and engineers.

As an industry leader, he continues to inspire and push the boundaries of innovation, leaving an enduring impact on architectural design, structural engineering advancements, and community engagement. Danny Speight's legacy serves as a beacon of excellence, reminding us all of the importance of dedication, mentorship, and the possibilities that arise when professionals invest in the growth and development of their field.

2023 Design Award Winners

Awards of Excellence

VGXI Headquarters + Bio Manufacturing Facility, Architecture category, Hanbury

IPConfigure, Adaptive Reuse category, WPA

Awards of Merit

Virginia African Cultural Center, Unbuilt Architecture category, Hanbury

Mary W. Jackson Neighborhood Center, Architecture category, WPA

Honorable Mentions

Flat Iron Park/End of Massive Resistance, Placemaking category, VIA Design Architects

Get Well Soon Wellness Studio, Small Firm Project category, GARC

2023 Honor Award Winners

AIA Hampton Roads President's Honor Award, Scott Campbell, AIA

Leadership and Service Award, Kevin Kattwinkel, AIA

Young Architects Award, Chris Warren, AIA

Allied Member Award, Danny Speight, P.E.

Chapter Honor Award, Sharon Manana

Past Presidents Council Honor Award, John Paul Hanbury, FAIA (Posthumous)

Distinguished Achievement Award, Ed Pease, AIA