AIA elevates 178 members and eight international architects to the College of Fellows

AIA Fellowship Recognizes Significant Contributions to Profession of Architecture and Society

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Washington, D.C. – February 10, 2017 – The 2017 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 178 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. The 2017 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando.

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.

2017 Jury of Fellows

Mary Katherine (Mary Kay) Lanzillotta, FAIA, (Chair), Hartman Cox Architects; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell & Assoc.; Mary Patton Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Steve Crane, FAIA, VCBO; Marleen Kay Davis, FAIA, University of Tennessee; David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas, Arlington and Karen V. Nichols, FAIA, Michael Graves Architecture & Design.

Out of a total AIA membership of over 90,000, approximately 3 percent of members are recognized as fellows. 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:

1. Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession

2. Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training or practice

3. Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations

4. Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment

5. Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society 2017 Fellows Included in the list below are the newly elevated members, the category for which they were elevated and their component affiliation. You can follow the link below to view a more detailed list that includes images: https://www.aia.org/college-of-fellows

2017 Honorary Fellows

The 2017 Jury of Fellows in conjunction with the 2017 Jury of Honorary Fellows also elevated eight individuals to become Honorary Fellows of the Institute.  Honorary Fellowship was developed as the international counterpart to the Fellowship program. It recognizes the achievements foreign architects as individuals, but also elevates before the global public and the profession, model architects who have significantly contributed to the profession on an international level.

2017 Honorary Fellows Jury Diane Legg Kemp, FAIA, (Chair), RTKL Asia Ltd.; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell + Associates, LLC; Ric Bell, FAIA, New York City Dept. of Design & Construction; Mary P. Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Steve Crane, FAIA, VCBO; Marlene Kay Davis, FAIA, University of Tennessee; Mary Katherine (Mary Kay) Lanzillotta, FAIA, Hartman Cox Architects; David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas, Arlington and Karen V. Nichols, FAIA, Michael Graves & Associates.

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

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