Michael Buono Elevated to Fellow
The 2016 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects elevated Michael Buono to its prestigious College of Fellows. Fellowship is an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Michael was induced in a ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 88,000, fewer than 3,100 have been distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship by 2016. To be nominated for this achievement, architects must be members of AIA for at least a decade and have made noteworthy achievements 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 and other related professional organizations
- Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment
- Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society
Michael Buono has cultivated two architecture programs into national prominence, significantly advancing design excellence through leadership, administration, community engaged applied research, teaching, mentorship, and service to the academy and the profession.