Erin Curley, who earned a master’s degree in architecture from Lawrence Technological University in 2012, is one of 10 recipients of the 2014 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. She will receive compensation for the entire cost of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) and a full set of study guides provided by Kaplan Architecture Education.
With the national Pettigrew scholarship program, the American Institute of Architects recognizes significant contributions to the profession and/or the community by individuals who are just entering the profession.
Curley, who is a job captain with RCM Architects, Inc. in Findlay, Ohio, was recognized in part for her commitment to the completion of the Sylvania Area Family Services addition. For more than three years after her firm’s contract was completed, she functioned as a volunteer project manager and construction manager and helped attract over $200,000 in donated materials.
She was the recipient of a State of Ohio Legislative Proclamation in 2013 for her commitment to completing the Sylvania Area Family Services addition.
Curley has been active in bridging the gap between the profession and the community since 2001 when she was a member of American Institute of Architecture Students chapter at Bowling Green State University, where she developed a mentorship program and coordinated the annual Lego Charrette. She has been an active associate member of AIA Toledo since 2010 as a liaison and advisor for the High School Design Competition and the Young Architects Forum.