Orlando, Florida, August 10, 2016–Cuhaci & Peterson has teamed with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Foundation to create The Lonnie G. Peterson Scholarship in Architecture, as a way to honor the tremendous career accomplishments of  Lonnie Peterson, co-founder of Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Engineers and Planners. As Peterson is planning to retire in the next year, President of Cuhaci & Peterson, James E. Downs wanted to do something to commemorate the impact that Lonnie has had on the commercial architecture industry. Downs said, “As someone who has known Lonnie for a while, I know this gesture will touch his heart; additionally it will make a huge impact on the future career of many young students, excited about this industry that we all share.”

A catalyst in making a name for Cuhaci & Peterson over the years was Peterson’s substantial involvement in ICSC and the numerous developers, corporate retailers, commercial real estate professionals and many others that regularly participate in conferences around the United States. Over the course of more than 30 years, Peterson has served as Chapter President, committee chair for various functions and sat on numerous panels, in addition to frequently attending regional and national conferences.

The fact that Cuhaci & Peterson is headquartered in Orlando, Florida was a pivotal factor when the decision was made to have the scholarship designated for architecture students at the University of Florida’s CityLab-Orlando program. The initial endowment period for the scholarship will run through December 31, 2016 and be officially kicked off by the firm’s President at the ICSC Florida Conference & Deal Making later this month.

For more information on how to participate, click here.

About Cuhaci & Peterson
Cuhaci & Peterson is a national A/E/P firm specializing in commercial design. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida since 1978, the firm also has offices in Philadelphia, Boston and South Florida and is registered in 49 states. Cuhaci & Peterson offers Architectural, SMEP Engineering, Fire Alarm/Protection, Landscape and Planning services as well as, In-House Government Relations and Interior Design on a variety of project types.

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