2022 New Fellow Roundup|

Tania L. Van Herle, FAIA

AIA Los Angeles

An exemplary architect, generous mentor, and change agent, Tania Van Herle creates nurturing, sustainable learning environments while challenging the status quo in both practice and leadership, eliminating barriers and improving our shared quality of life.

Fellows Feature Questions:
  1. Why did you apply for fellowship?
    I felt compelled to apply as I was invited to do so by my local AIA Chapter.

  2. Where were you when you got the news you received it?
    I was actually working from home when I received the news that I had been elevated.  I was home alone, so I did not have anyone to share the news with in person.

  3. How did you celebrate?
    That evening I shared the new with my husband and we celebrated with a bottle of champagne!

  4. What’s your one piece of advice for those applying, or thinking of applying?
    If you are applying, start early and keep a consistent schedule so that you are not pressed at the deadline. If you are thinking of applying, make sure to maintain a record of all of your accomplishments (i.e. articles, speaking engagements, records of key projects, awards, etc.).

  5. What’s is your most favorite project you have worked on within your career?
    I have many projects that I enjoyed working on in my career, however, I must say that the LAUSD Charles Kim Elementary school was one of my favorites- one of the first demonstration projects for the Collaborative for High Performance Schools which became a beloved neighborhood resource for an underserved community in Los Angeles.

  6. Who has inspired you most within your career?
    Though I have been inspired by many people, I would have to say that Peter Devereaux, FAIA and CEO of HED, has been the greatest inspiration throughout my career. He has been a tremendous role model, a generous mentor and an inspiring human being.


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