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Jury & Selection Process

A distinguished jury, comprised of prominent members of architecture, business, civic and philanthropic communities, selects Patron of the Year award winners from a list of nominations. Jurors convene in person prior to the award ceremony to deliberate over each nominated patron and project. An open vote is taken to determine winner(s) in a particular category.

2013 Patron of the Year awards are generously sponsored by


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