Joshua Flowers (’01, ’05)

Category: Alumni Promise | Awards

As a graduate of both the College of Architecture and Design (’01) and the College of Law (’05)—and as one of only a handful of individuals in the nation who is both a registered architect and a licensed attorney— Joshua Flowers, general counsel for Hnedak Bobo Group Architects in Memphis, has had a unique and substantial impact on the practice of each discipline and on the citizens of Tennessee.

He has written numerous publications to influence the adoption of legislation to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and safeguard the architectural profession. As the national knowledge director for the AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF), Flowers implemented the new program, “YAF Fireside Chats,” which premiered at the 2013 national convention and provided a platform to recognize the contributions of young architects.

In 2013, he organized a symposium, Redefining Design, which brought emerging design professionals from the region together for three days to focus on transformational ideas and solutions to impact and improve urban communities throughout the Southeast and Mid-South.

He recently won the 2014 Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects for his “exceptional leadership” and “significant contribution to the profession.”

Among many civic roles, Flowers serves on the Transportation and Traffic Committee of Sustainable Shelby, the Shelby County mayor’s sustainability initiative; as a pro bono attorney and mediator for the Community Legal Center in Memphis; and as a young leader for the Urban Land Institute Memphis District Council.
Joshua Flowers
2014 Alumni Promise Award Winner