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AIA Seattle
Seattle Times/AIA Home of the Year Beginning in 1954, the program has included an annual prize for one home selected as the "Home of the Year." On January 10, 1955, Gene Zema, the architect associated with the winning home received as a prize a sculpture,'Inspiration, by noted sculptor Everett DuPen. A ceremony at which Chapter President Robert L. Durham presided, along with Allied Arts President John S. Detlie, took place at the Rainier Club over luncheon. In some years, the owner of the home received a cash prize -- in the 1950's, $500 represented a substantial reward."
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