Mimar Architects, Inc. recognized among top 100 regional minority businesses

Mimar Architects, Inc. is proud to announce Kal I. Bhatti, AIA, NCARB, President and Mimar Architects, Inc. has been selected to receive the prestigious Top 100 Minority Business® Enterprise Award. In its fourth year, this program is designed to acknowledge and pay tribute to outstanding women and minority business owners in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia. The awards ceremony will take place at the Inn and Conference Center at University of Maryland University College in Adelphi, Maryland on November 15.

A panel of distinguished judges chose Mimar Architects, Inc. from 1,400 nominations. Selection was based on entrepreneurs who demonstrated outstanding achievement in four key areas: entrepreneurship, client satisfaction, professional, and community contributions. This year’s ceremony host organizations are: The Center for Business Inclusion and Diversity (CBID); the University of Maryland University College (UMUC); Southwest Airlines; Maryland’s Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs; greiBO media, and The Parren J. Mitchell Foundation for Talent and Education.

Mimar Architects, Inc. (MAI) is a 17-year-old architectural/engineering firm with a multi-disciplinary design staff of structural, mechanical and electrical engineering, master-planning, architectural, interior design, construction management and facilities assessment experts. Our projects include public, private and corporate clientele – and range from multi-family residential projects to complex institutional and government commissions to innovative concepts for large-scale commercial projects.

MAI is a firm of talented professionals who are well suited to perform the specialized services required for delivering superior, client-focused design solutions. Our team members come from a multitude of cultural backgrounds and offer top credentials as graduates of the nation’s leading higher-education schools in research, planning, design and project management. Our professionals are committed to working together to bring into reality award-winning buildings with a unique respect for the environment, the demands of tomorrow’s technology, and an overall creative aesthetic.

Mimar Architects, Inc. represents the best of what our region’s minority business community has to offer,” said Sharon R. Pinder, CEO of the Center for Business Inclusion and Diversity and founder of the Top 100 MBE® Awards Ceremony. “This award is the culmination of sacrifice, dedication and hard work and will inspire future minority business entrepreneurs to strive for the same level of success.”

Obtain tickets for the 2009 Top 100 MBE Awards Ceremony or see a complete listing of this year’s winner at the award’s Web site.