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Congratulations to ATHENA Young Professional Finalist Jessica Kruse, AIA!


On February 2, 2023, members of LaBella and the community attended the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 ATHENA International Awards ceremony at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. LaBella Project Manager/Architect Jessica Kruse, AIA, CDT, LFA, WELL AP, LEED GA, was among those being honored as a 2023 ATHENA International Young Professional finalist.

The ATHENA Young Professional Award recognizes women 30 to 45 years old who demonstrate excellence, creativity, and initiative in their business or profession; provide valuable service by contributing time and energy to improve the quality of life for others in the community; and clearly serve as a role model for young women personally and professionally.

Jessica is an active community volunteer and sits on many committees and boards, including the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Rochester Chapter, The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Rochester Chapter’s Women in Architecture Committee, the Village of Fairport, NY Sustainability Committee, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). Congratulations to Jessica and all the finalists!

Learn more about the ATHENA International Awards here.