The AIA Minnesota Special Award "seeks to encourage, stimulate and recognize exceptional contributions of individuals and organizations outside of the architectural profession that improve the quality of our physical environment."
Farber is a registered landscape architect with over 30 years of professional experience. His commitment to quality, coupled with an emphasis on design integrity, has resulted in more than 45 professional planning and design awards and honors since he founded the firm in 1981.
The McKnight Foundation is a Minnesota-based family foundation established in 1953 and seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grant making, coalition-building, and encouragement of strategic policy reform. Recently, McKnight has focused on the promotion of high quality and innovative design for affordable housing.
Farber and the McKnight Foundation will receive their awards at the annual AIA Minnesota Awards Dinner on December 2, 2011 at McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis.