AIA Elevates Members and International Architects to College of Fellows

The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. The 2016 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Convention in Philadelphia in May.

The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

2016 Jury of Fellows:

  • Diane Georgopulos, FAIA, Chair, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency
  • Steve Crane, FAIA, VCBO
  • Marleen Kay Davis, FAIA, University of Tennessee
  • Mary Katherine (Mary Kay) Lanzillotta, FAIA, Hartman Cox Architects
  • David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas
  • Karen V. Nichols, FAIA, Michael Graves & Associates
  • Donald T. Yoshino, FAIA, Yoshino Architecture, PA

Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 88,000, there are fewer than 3,200 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA in one or more of the following nomination categories:

  • Promoted the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession.
  • Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice.
  • Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations.
  • Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment.
  • Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society.

View the list of newly elevated members, their component affiliation and category for which they were elevated.

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