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Bronze Medal Recipients

Spring 2023 Recipients

University of South Florida

Casey Klein

Casey Klein is set to graduate from the University of South Florida (USF) this month with a Master of Architecture degree. He discovered a love for architecture at a young age which was fostered by his parents and Florida’s public school system. Born and raised on the west coast of Florida, Casey is fascinated with how architecture can make the most of the state’s climate and beauty.­

While at USF his interest in design only became stronger, thanks to both the program and his experience with a local office. Casey plans to continue pursuing architecture as a profession and aims to become licensed in Florida. His creativity fuels not only his architectural designs, but also his interest in painting and writing.


University of Florida

Elena Vasilovska

Elena Vasilovska is the University of Florida Spring 2023 AIA Florida Bronze Medal recipient. She is a graduate of the University of Florida’s School of Architecture, receiving her Bachelor of Architecture degree with honors in 2020.

Vasilovska, who moved in 2014 to the U.S. from the Republic of Macedonia, has been practicing at an Orlando international architecture firm for the past three years, allowing her to practice her architectural knowledge and expand her professional and intellectual horizons. She has written a number of publications on a variety of subjects including edge computing and smart cities, urban planning, and the effect of urban noise pollution on the soundscapes of healthcare environments. She also has taken part in several architecture competitions and charrettes.

Due to her professional background, she has completed her Architectural Experience Program hours through the NCARB system. Upon completing her Master of Architecture degree, Vasilovska plans to take the architectural professional licensing exams.

As an active outdoors enthusiast, Vasilovska plays European team handball and skis, enjoys spending time with her dogs, Cookie and Mako, and travels with her husband, Martin.

Fall 2022 Recipient

University of South Florida

Dana Oddr

Dana Oddr graduated from the University of South Florida in December 2022 with a Master of Architecture degree. Her achievements include: AIAS Design Work Exhibition Nominee (Spring 2019), AIA Tampa Bay Design Award/Scholarship Recipient (Spring 2020), Finalist for the 2021-2022 Outstanding Advanced Portfolio Award, Clear Springs Scholarship Recipient (Spring 2022) and Garcia Award Nominee (Spring 2022). Additionally, she gained tremendous experience working as a teaching assistant at the University of South Florida while completing her degree.

During Oddr’s master’s project year, she accepted a position at Baker Barrios Architects as a lead designer for one of their projects, which is now under construction. Now Oddr aims to obtain registration in Florida as a licensed architect and begin prepping for the Architecture Registration Examination (ARE) exams. Outside of architecture, Dana enjoys painting, sculpting, photography, and yoga.

Spring 2022 Recipients

University of South Florida

Logan Desaulniers

Logan Desaulniers is 22 years old and graduating from the University of South Florida this month with a Master’s of Architecture. His love of architecture stems from his earliest experience in University of South Florida's undergraduate program where a joy of making things was discovered. Instructing architecture as a teaching assistant to the Core Design studios at University of South Florida has been an immense pleasure and allows him to share his love for architecture with others. Moving forward, Logan has accepted a position at Alfonso Architects in Ybor City upon graduation. Outside of architecture, Logan enjoys playing tennis and loves his two long-haired dachshunds.

Florida Atlantic University

Matt Deveau

Matt Deveau, from Pompano Beach, received the AIA Florida Bronze Medal at Florida Atlantic University this semester. The Bachelor's of Architecture graduate plans to obtain a general contractor's license.­"I aim to set myself up for a career that not only exercises my creative ability, but also allows me to carry out and build the designs I create," he said. "This award shows me that hard work does indeed pay off and does not go unnoticed."­The AIA Florida Bronze Medal recognizes a student who has achieved outstanding academic distinction in the study of architecture. One student from each degree program in the state can receive the award.


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