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LaBella President Robert Healy Receives American Institute of Architects Medal of Distinction

LaBella proudly congratulates our President, Robert Healy, who was awarded the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Medal of Distinction this year. It is the highest award an AIA Chapter can bestow upon one of its members.

Bob joined LaBella in 1990 and founded the firm's architectural practice. His early career specialized in the design of religious facilities, but quickly his portfolio grew to include a wide variety of projects, including large, complex and high profile structures. From the Bausch and Lomb library to today's MCC Downtown Campus, Bob's projects have shaped Rochester and the surrounding communities.

Bob served as President of the Rochester chapter of the AIA in 2001 and 2009, and was named Business Person of the Year in 2014. He serves the community in a variety of philanthropic and leadership roles, including board positions with the Rochester Downtown Development Corporation, WXXI Board of Trustees and Monroe 2 - Orleans Educational Foundation to name a few.

"Bob is well known as one of the leaders in our community and is well respected as an architect," Director of Architecture Jeff Roloson says. "Bob's accomplishments include religious facilities that are inspiring, public projects that are functional and attractive, and K-12 and higher education projects that create environments that enhance learning. Through my experience, I have witnessed firsthand his dedication, enthusiasm and vision."

Jeff Roloson, Robert Healy, and AIA President Nate Rozzi.

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