Date(s) - October 24, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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The George Washington Chapter of Lambda Alpha International (LAIGW) invites you to a festive New Member Investiture and Awards Ceremony at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. This prestigious venue is a fitting setting for our prestigious organization and we hope you will join us for beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Join your friends and colleagues to meet our new member cohort, learn about cutting edge projects in our region, and enjoy an evening in one of DC’s most iconic venues.

To purchase tickets for the event, click this link.

New Members (as of 9/29)

Casey Anderson, Planner, Chair, Montgomery County Planning Board

Leslie Braunstein, Business Communications Expert, LHB Communications, Inc.

Torrey Carter-Conneen,  CEO, American Society of Landscape Architects

Anita Cozart, Planner, Interim Director, DC Office of Planning

Phillip Niedzielski-Eicher, Certified Commissioner, Fairfax County Planning Commission

Bang Shon, Landscape Architect, Lee and Associates

Steve Silverman, Economic Consultant, SSGovernment Relations, LLC

Michael Winstanley, Architect, Michael Winstanley Architects and Planners


Member of the Year – Patty Nicoson

Outstanding Plan or Program – WMATA 10-Year Strategic Plan for Joint Development

Outstanding Citizen Planning Effort – ward3 vision Plan

Outstanding Public Infrastructure – Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge, AECOM

Outstanding Project Over 400,000 SF – Park + Ford, Bonstra Haresign Architects

Outstanding Project Less than 400,000 SF – 15 Union Market, Eric Colbert, Architects and Lee and Associates, Landscape Architects


We are seeking sponsorships for this event. Levels are $500 and $1,000 and both levels will include free tickets (1 at the $500 level and 2 at the $1,000 level) as well as recognition on the LAIGW website and at the event. Contact Lisa Rother (; 202-506-0482) for details and to add your name to our sponsorship list.

Thanks to our first generous sponsor – Miller, Miller & Canby!!