August 5, 2011
CONTACT: Keith Nelson, County Commissioner
St. Louis County Courthouse
Virginia, MN 218-749-7108
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
St. Louis County Board to Honor Local Architect John P. Damberg
In keeping with the St. Louis County Board’s 2011 theme of recognizing those county residents who have excelled in the fields of arts and sciences, Sixth District County Commissioner Keith Nelson will honor local architect John P. Damberg, of Eveleth, with the Board’s “Excellence in the Arts & Sciences” Award next Tuesday, August 9th. Mr. Damberg will be recognized by the County Board beginning at 9:30 a.m., just prior to its regular County Board meeting held in the City Council Chambers, Mt. Iron Community Center, 8586 Enterprise Drive South, Mt. Iron, MN.
Commissioner Nelson explained his selection of John Damberg by saying, “Mr. Damberg has devoted over 50 years of his professional life to the beauty and discipline of architecture, starting his own pioneering architectural firm of Damberg & Damberg in Virginia in 1956, after four years of experience with Twin Cities companies. As a young man Mr. Damberg, studied under R. Buckminster Fuller, as a participant in the International Design Conference, Aspen, Colorado, and counts him as a major mentor and influence in his career.
After serving as a principle in four Virginia architectural firms, Mr. Damberg’s current business, John Damberg Architecture, specializes in residential architecture offering design, administration, and project observation. Mr. Damberg is the past state director of the American Institution of Architecture, past arbitrator of the American Arbitration Association, and past director of the Minnesota Society of Architects.
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