Alvin Huang and USC Architecture Operation PPE have been honored with the 2020 AIA|LA Presidential Community Contribution Award.

From the American Institute of Architects Los Angeles:

“This year’s Community Contribution recipient demonstrated unique ways that architecture can serve the region, and practitioners’ commitment to their neighbors. As the scope of COVID-19 became clear, USC Architecture Operation PPE galvanized hundreds of architects to print pseudo-N95 masks and other devices in support of the medical community. The initiative was led by Alvin Huang, AIA, who, almost overnight, created a manufacturing entity, connected three USC schools, and oversaw production and distribution.”