The Utah Society of the American Institute of Architecture has honored two Utah architects for their contributions to architecture in the state.

L. Robert Gardner, founding partner of The Gardner Partnership, Cedar City, was honored for more than 40 years of "significant contributions to the architecture profession and his contributions to hundreds of projects, said Boyd A. Blackner, chairman of the society's Honors Committee.Leland K. Irvine, president of Acoustical Engineers Inc. and adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Utah, received the Allied Professional Award of Honor for his contributions to interdisciplinary education, cooperation and excellence.

Blackner said Irvine has taught acoustical engineering classes for 30 years and consulted on more than 2,100 projects from Alaska to Nigeria.