Louis R. Pounders, FAIA, MArch ’72 is the recipient of the 2016 Francis Gassner Award. He will be recognized for his outstanding contribution to the architectural fabric of the Memphis community at the AIA Memphis Celebration of Architecture Honors and Awards Gala on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at the Tower Center at Clark Tower. The award was established in 1977 to commemorate an extraordinary architect, Francis P. Gassner, who practiced in Memphis from the Fifties until his death in 1977. To continue his legacy of design excellence, of service to the profession, and of leadership to our community, AIA Memphis honors each year an architect or member of a related profession for outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis. Link for more information.