Mike Romot, AIA, and Frank DeBolt, AIA, were named co-recipients of the S. Scott Ferebee Service Award during the American Institute of Architects Charlotte Section’s virtual awards gala on October 29, 2020. Mike Romot leads the architectural team at Clark Nexsen and Frank DeBolt is a senior design architect at Little. They were honored for shepherding the AIA Charlotte Mentorship Exchange program for architectural students at UNC Charlotte and Central Piedmont Community College. Under Frank and Mike’s leadership, the program has thrived for the past seven years, enrolling more than 100 mentorship participants this year.
“My involvement with the AIA Charlotte Mentorship Exchange program has been an amazing opportunity to help young architects grow. Each student brings a new vision to the profession and it is a privilege connecting them with the wider architectural community.” – Mike Romot
Through the Mentorship Exchange, students connect with a cross-section of the profession – from associates and newly licensed professionals, to licensed and senior professionals. This approach provides new experiences and different perspectives for all those involved by facilitating connections between the academic and professional realms of architecture.
Mike is a graduate of both the Bachelor of Architecture and the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture programs at UNC Charlotte. His current projects include the new Science Building at UNC Charlotte and the Corps Leadership & Military Science Building at Virginia Tech.
The S. Scott Ferebee Service Award to the Section honor recognizes the work of architects who, by their skill, dedication, professionalism, ability and commitment, and volunteer contributions have consistently advanced the common goals of AIA Charlotte.