Dennis Stallings, FAIA, has been awarded the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal from AIA North Carolina. The highest award presented by the chapter to a member of AIA North Carolina, the F. Carter Williams Gold Medal is given to an individual in recognition of a distinguished career or extraordinary accomplishments as an architect. Named in memory of Raleigh architect F. Carter Williams, the award is presented to one individual per year.
“Dennis is a uniquely talented designer and leader, someone who has been vital in continuing our firm’s tradition of design excellence,” said Clymer Cease, FAIA, Chairman, Clark Nexsen. “We congratulate him on receiving this well-deserved award, which reflects his diligence and dedication to advancing the profession as a whole.”
A principal and design director in our Raleigh office, Dennis works with clients to develop design solutions for higher education, institutional, corporate, cultural, and master planning projects. He employs a collaborative, engaging design process and elevates the standard of design within Clark Nexsen and the industry. His approach leverages the attributes of every team member, translating functional requirements into elegant designs. With more than 35 years of experience, Dennis has designed numerous projects, including the Alexandria Center for AgTech, the Fort Fisher Visitors Center, the Library and Learning Commons for the UNC School of the Arts, the Advanced and Emerging Technologies Building, and the Heavy Equipment and Transport Technology Building for Cape Fear Community College.
Dennis is committed to advancing the architectural profession through his work and education. In November 2016, he was recognized by AIA North Carolina and the North Carolina Architectural Foundation with the Kamphoefner Prize, recognizing his dedication to the fundamental principles of the modern movement in architecture. Since 1993, Dennis has been a professor of practice at his alma mater, NC State College of Design, where he currently teaches the fifth year Bachelor of Architecture professional studio. He has served on the College of Design’s advisory board since 2013 and the AIA North Carolina’s Fellows Committee.