AIA elevates 152 members and two 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 23, 2018 – The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The fellows will be honored at a ceremony on June 22 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.

The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Prospective candidates must have at least 10 years of AIA membership and demonstrated influence in at least one of the following 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 or practice;
  • Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations; or​
  • Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment.

The stringent requirements result in only three percent of the AIA’s more than 91,000 members being recognized as fellows. Currently, there are 3,425 living fellows globally.

Fellows are selected by a seven-member Jury of Fellows. This year’s jury included Karen Nichols, FAIA (Chair), Michael Graves Architecture & Design; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell + Associates, LLC; Mary A. Burke, FAIA, Burke Design and Architecture PLLC; Philip Castillo, FAIA, JAHN; Mary P. Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Paul Mankins, FAIA, Substance architecture and David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas.

The newly elevated members and their AIA component affiliations are listed below. For complete details and images, view the fellows directory.

Edward H.  Adelman                   Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Jennifer Aliber                           Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Joseph J. Aliotta                       AIA New York Chapter                

Joseph M. Antunovich              AIA Chicago

Dror Baldinger                           AIA San Antonio                          

Jay Bargmann                           AIA New York Chapter

Alan Barlis                                  AIA New York Chapter                

Jonathan Barnes                       AIA Columbus

Larry Barr                                   AIA Washington DC                    

Denise M. Berger                       AIA New York Chapter

Andrew Bernheimer                   AIA New York Chapter                

Randall J. Biallas                       AIA Washington DC

Kiki Bolender                              AIA Philadelphia                          

Craig Borum                               AIA Huron Valley

Gerald Warren Briggs               AIA Washington DC                    

Eric Bunge                                  AIA New York Chapter

Gregory John Burke                  AIA Treasure Coast                      

Mary Burnham                           AIA New York Chapter

Nathan R. Butler                         AIA Orlando                                  

Robert Calvani                            AIA Albuquerque

Pablo Castro                               AIA New York Chapter                

Vishaan Chakrabarti                   AIA New York Chapter

Katherine Kai-sun Chia             AIA New York Chapter                

David J. Chilinski                        Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Leigh Christy                               AIA Los Angeles                          

Jonah Cohen                               AIA Portland

Jose R. Coleman-Davis Pagan AIA Puerto Rico                            

Chris Cooper                               AIA New York Chapter

Stuart L. Coppedge                    AIA Colorado South                      

Joseph Coppola                         AIA New York Chapter

Joseph Coriaty                            AIA Los Angeles                          

Bernard Costantino                    AIA Columbus

Andrew M. Cupples                     AIA Los Angeles                          

William (Griff) Davenport          AIA Minneapolis

Jules Dingle                                AIA Philadelphia                          

Martine Dion                               Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Wendy Dunnam Tita                  AIA Austin                                    

Craig Dykers                               AIA New York Chapter

Tamara Eagle Bull                     AIA Lincoln                                  

Aimee Eckmann                        AIA Chicago

Rand Ekman                              AIA Chicago                                  

Glenn Fellows                            AIA Albuquerque

Joshua Flowers                          AIA Memphis                                

Viviana Frank-Franco               AIA Lower Rio Grande Valley

Anna Franz                                AIA Washington DC                    

Verity L. Frizzell                        AIA Jersey Shore

R David Frum                           AIA Seattle                                    

William B. Gallagher Jr.          AIA Washington DC

Donald  F Gatzke                     AIA Fort Worth                            

Brian George                            AIA Dallas

Rocco Giannetti                       AIA New York Chapter      

Joann Gonchar                        AIA New York Chapter

F. Eric Goshow                         AIA New York Chapter                

Dina A. Griffin                          AIA Chicago

Timothy J. Griffin                     AIA St. Paul                                  

Jacquelyn Hale                         AIA Orlando

Melody Harclerode                   AIA Atlanta                                  

Kristine A. Harding                   AIA North Alabama

Laura Hartman                         AIA East Bay                                

Cynthia Hayward                       AIA Huron Valley

Laura Heim                                AIA New York Chapter                

Mark C. Hirons                           AIA Chicago

James House                             AIA Los Angeles                          

Zena K. Howard                         AIA Triangle

Jonathan Humble                     AIA Connecticut                          

David J. Insinga                        AIA Washington DC

Mark Jensen                             AIA San Francisco                        

Pamela Jerome                         AIA New York Chapter

Bruce Johnson                           AIA Asheville                                

Leonard Kady                            AIA New York Chapter

Bernhard Karpf                          AIA New York Chapter                

Arlan Kay                                   AIA Southwest Wisconsin

James H. Kolker                       AIA St. Louis                                

Matthew Kreilich                       AIA Minneapolis

Lee Ledbetter                            AIA New Orleans                          

Mindy Lehrman Cameron        AIA Seattle

Thomas Leslie                           AIA Iowa                                      

David Leven                              AIA New York Chapter

Ismael Leyva                             AIA New York Chapter                

Brian J Mac                              AIA Vermont

Emily Marthinsen                     AIA East Bay                                

Don H. May                               AIA Albuquerque

Ronnie McGhee                       AIA Washington DC                    

Samuel Miller                           AIA Seattle

Adrienne Montare                     AIA Columbia                              

Suzanne Napier                        AIA San Francisco

James A. Nicolow                     AIA Honolulu              

Christopher Noll                       AIA San Francisco

Samuel Óghale Oboh               AIA Canada                                    

Sean O'Donnell                         AIA Washington DC

Joyce Owens                             AIA Florida Southwest                  

Haril Pandya                             Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Wendy Pautz                             AIA Seattle                                    

Frederick (Rick) Petersen       AIA Denver

Donna Phaneuf                        AIA Hampton Roads                    

Naomi Pollock                         AIA Japan

Kenneth Radtkey                     AIA Santa Barbara                        

Sharon Refvem                         AIA Santa Clara Valley

David W. Robinson                   AIA Houston                                

J. Todd Robinson                     AIA Middle Tennessee

Candid Rogers                          AIA San Antonio                          

Zigmund Rubel                         AIA San Francisco

Wolf Saar                                  AIA Seattle                                    

Patricia Saldaña Natke            AIA Chicago

Tania S Salgado                        AIA Denver                                  

John Lynch Sanders                 AIA East Tennessee

Thomas Savory                          AIA Columbia                              

Clemens Bruns Schaub            AIA Treasure Coast

Edwin Schmidt                           AIA Northern Virginia                  

Charles L. Schreckenberger     AIA Akron

John M. Sellery                         AIA Hong Kong                            

Nick Serfass                              AIA Richmond

Stephen L. Sharp                      AIA Dayton                                  

Brian Shea                                  AIA New York Chapter

Christopher N. Shears              AIA Denver                                  

Rosa Sheng                               AIA San Francisco

Troy Sherrard                            AIA Columbus                              

Lloyd Sigal                                 New York Chapter

George C. Skarmeas                 AIA Philadelphia                          

Charles Davis Smith                 AIA Dallas

Z. Smith                                      AIA New Orleans                          

Traci Dawn Sooter                     AIA Springfield

Jonathan Scott Sparer              AIA Las Vegas                              

Robert Steele                              AIA Richmond

Carrie Strickland                        AIA Portland                                

Dean Strombom                         AIA Houston

James Susman                           AIA Austin                                    

Robert J. Svedberg                     AIA Atlanta

Karen Hargarther Thomas        AIA Seattle                                    

Kermit Duncan Thompson       AIA Connecticut

Henry Tom                                AIA Southern Arizona                  

Ronald J. Tomasso                   AIA Washington DC

Eric Tomich                              AIA San Francisco                        

Sean Towne                              AIA San Diego

Edward Tucker                         AIA West Virginia                        

Bryan Turner                            AIA Utah

Grant Uhlir                               AIA Chicago                                  

David Urschel                           AIA Chicago

Peter F. Vieira, Jr.                   Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Lois Vitt Sale                           AIA Northeast Illinois

Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter          AIA Los Angeles                          

David E. Wark                           AIA Portland

Louis Wasserman                    AIA Milwaukee                            

Angela E. Watson                     Boston Society of Architects/AIA

Ellen Watts                                Boston Society of Architects/AIA

David West                               AIA New York Chapter

Paul Whalen                             AIA New York Chapter                

Stephen Wierzbowski              AIA Chicago

Graham S. Wyatt                     AIA New York Chapter                

Mark Yoes                                 AIA New York Chapter

Steve Ziger                               AIA Baltimore                              

Dawn Zuber                              AIA Huron Valley

2018 Honorary Fellows

Two honorary fellows were also elevated this year by the 2018 Jury of Fellows in conjunction with the 2018 Jury of Honorary Fellows. The Honorary Fellows of the Institute was developed as the international counterpart to the fellowship program. It recognizes the achievements of foreign architects as individuals and also elevates before the global public and the profession, model architects who have significantly contributed to the profession on an international level. This year’s honorary fellows are:

Taro Ashihara , Taro Ashihara Architects , Tokyo, Japan      

Sathirut Nui Tandanand,  Dhevanand Co. Ltd.,  Bangkok, Thailand  

This year’s Jury of Honorary Fellows included Ric Bell, FAIA (Chair), New York City Dept. of Design & Construction; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell + Associates, LLC; Mary A. Burke, FAIA, Burke Design and Architecture PLLC; Philip Castillo, FAIA, JAHN; Mary P. Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Lester Korzilius, FAIA, EllisWilliams Architects; Paul Mankins, FAIA, Substance architecture; David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas and Karen Nichols, FAIA, Michael Graves Architecture & Design.

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 more than 200 international, state and local chapters, 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. 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.


Matt Tinder

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