The work of Pelli Clarke Pelli has been internationally recognized with hundreds of awards for design excellence, including over 40design awards from National, Regional and local chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The AIA awarded Cesar Pelli the 1995 Gold Medal, which recognizes a lifetime of distinguished achievement and outstanding contributions. In 1991, Cesar Pelli was selected as one of the 10 most influential living American architects. In 1989, Pelli Clarke Pelli was the recipient of the AIA’s Firm Award.