Beverly Brown Holton, Hon. AIA

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Beverly Brown Holton, Hon. AIA | Notes of Interest

Beverly has advocated the AIA's Continuing Education System (CES) from the early 1990s as Clemson University’s AIA liaison. Since joining the AIA in 2000, she has developed stringent guidelines for product-vendor and component training programs alike. For more than 11 years, she has ensured consistently high-quality professional continuing education. Holding herself to the same high standards, Beverly studied and passed, on her own initiative, the challenging CSI Construction Document Technologist exam in 2004.

Over her 11 years serving the AIA, Beverly has developed quality standards for competency-based educational activities. She has shared her knowledge with more than 20 AIA components and 50 professional-exhibition organizers to serve our members more effectively nationwide. This includes connecting components with much needed sponsorship funding. Ever mindful of the importance of funding for components, she established the CES Component Education Scholarship program for AIA leaders’ attendance at the national convention. In cooperation with the AIA meetings staff, she has saved the AIA almost half a million dollars since 2006 through reduced speaker and session-monitoring expenses. This includes a massive reduction in the cost of printing and shipping by shifting to electronic information sharing and programs evaluation.

Beverly’s ability to connect with people allows her to recognize needs, identify opportunities, and produce solutions that result in lasting partnerships. She has advanced the profession in original and creative ways that extend beyond her assigned duties at the national AIA component.

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Beverly Brown Holton, Hon. AIA

  • Location: Elgin, South Carolina

Jury Comments

Beverly has devised new ways of addressing professional opportunities while rendering distinguished service to the profession and to the allied construction trades.

She has amplified the focus of convention presenters while helping architects navigate the current economic downturn.

2012 AIA Honorary Membership Jury

  • Pamela Touschner, FAIA,Chair
  • DLR Group WWCOT
  • Palm Springs, California
  • Christopher Kelley, AIA
  • Gensler
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Carol Pedigo, Hon. AIA
  • AIA Middle Tennessee
  • Nashville

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