The Beck Group’s Ken Higa Earns Bronze Medal Award
- May 4, 2022
The Beck Group is proud to announce that Ken Higa, Associate Principal, was honored with an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Georgia Bronze Medal at the AIA Georgia 2022 Design Awards.
AIA Georgia awards the Bronze Medal to any program, institution, or AIA member that furthers the organization’s objectives. The honoree must advance the public understanding and appreciation of architecture and mentor the next generation of architects.
Higa’s Professional Impact
A registered architect with nearly thirty years of experience, Higa’s passion for design began with creating places for learning. It has led to a career designing facilities for higher education.
Higa joined Beck in 2017 to lead its higher education practice in Atlanta. He is currently the lead architect for Beck’s Indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with Georgia State University, the University of Georgia, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
His other notable work includes the Emory Nursing Learning Center and the University of Georgia’s new first-year student residence hall associated with Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Higa was also a part of the renovation of the Coliseum Annex for Georgia Tech’s Track & Field programs.
Giving Back to The Community
A first-generation college graduate, Higa connects resources with opportunities to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, transform organizations that help advance the profession and serve as a role model to other minority professionals.
He has served in the not-for-profit community throughout his career as a fundraiser, volunteer, and skilled board member. Higa is the past chair of Georgia State University’s Panther Athletic Club, the primary fundraising arm of Georgia State Athletics. As a past board member of the Society for College and University Planning, he led the creation of the SCUP Annual Fund and Fellows program.
Higa currently serves on the Board of Directors and Chair of the Development Committee for the Architects Foundation, the philanthropic partner of the AIA. He also continues volunteering with organizations that create opportunities for students and shape the future of education.