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20 CALIFORNIA ARCHITECTS ELEVATED TO THE COLLEGE OF FELLOWS
American Institute of Architects elevates members to College of Fellows
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—February 22, 2019—The 2019 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 115 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 in June at a ceremony at the 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas.
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.
Fellows are selected by a seven-member Jury of Fellows. This year’s jury included Mary P. Cox, FAIA (Chair), Virginia Commonwealth University; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell + Associates, LLC; Mary A. Burke, FAIA, Burke Design & Architecture PLLC; Philip Castillo, FAIA, Jahn; Mary Johnston, FAIA, Johnston Architects, LLC; Paul Mankins, FAIA, Substancearchitecture and Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA, Bala Cynwyd.
The California list includes:
Mara Baum, FAIA, AIA San Francisco
John Britton, FAIA, AIA San Francisco
Michael Burch, FAIA, AIA Pasadena Foothill
Jeanne Chen, FAIA, AIA Los Angeles
Leo Chao, FAIA, AIA San Francisco
Thomas Fowler, IV, FAIA, AIA California Central Coast
Wyatt J Frantom, FAIA, AIA Los Angeles
Mark Gangi, FAIA, AIA Pasadena Foothill
Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, AIA Los Angeles
Aaron Jon Hyland, FAIA, AIA San Francisco
Mitra Kanaani, FAIA, San Diego
William T Mahan, FAIA, AIA Santa Barbara
Michael S. Martin, FAIA, AIA Los Angeles
Nick Noyes, FAIA, AIA San Francisco
Patricia Rhee, FAIA, AIA Los Angeles
Lee Salin, FAIA, AIA Silicon Valley
Steven Shinn, FAIA, AIA San Diego
Daniel Simons, FAIA, AIA San Francisco
James G. Spencer, FAIA, AIA Pasadena Foothill
Janet Tam, FAIA, AIA East Bay
The AIA CA represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIA CA’s mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIA CA is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit www.aiaalifornia.org.