Fellow Friday|

Name: Yu- Ngok Lo, FAIA

New Fellow: 2020

Local Chapter: AIA CA Long Beach/ South Bay


Fellows Feature Questions:

  1. Why did you apply for fellowship?
    I applied to be recognized with the Institute’s highest membership honor has been my dream since I became an architect. It is also a proof to myself that an immigrant can indeed achieve a successful career here in the US. Fellowship also inspires me to do more for the profession and the communities.
  2. Where were you when you got the news you received it?
    I was at a jobsite when I received the letter, I will never forget that particular moment. It definitely made my day!
  3. How did you celebrate?
    It was right before the pandemic hit, I did go out and had a nice dinner with my family that day. I was really thrilled, but more relieved that I didn’t have to go through the rigorous application process again.
  4. What’s your one piece of advice for those applying, or thinking of applying?
    Just do it, stop procrastinating, don’t think you are too young to apply, focus on your contribution. Think of the application as the process of really getting to know about yourself and capitalizing your achievement.
  5. What’s next for you?
    It is the beginning of another journey. I am spending more time helping my fellow immigrant professionals to achieve a successful career here in the state and be recognized for their contributions to the profession and society.
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