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American Institute of Architects, California Council Announces Newest Fellows
Sacramento, Calif.—Feb. 10, 2017—California is home to a significant amount of architectural talent, and this month there is proof in numbers. The 2017 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 178 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. 27 of these members were from California.
The 2017 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2017 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Orlando.
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.
The 2017 Jury included: Mary Katherine (Mary Kay) Lanzillotta, FAIA, (Chair), Hartman Cox Architects; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell & Assoc.; Mary Patton Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Steve Crane, FAIA, VCBO; Marleen Kay Davis, FAIA, University of Tennessee; David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas, Arlington and Karen V. Nichols, FAIA, Michael Graves Architecture & Design.
Out of a total AIA membership of over 90,000, approximately 3 percent are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA 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 or other related professional organizations
- Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment
- Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society
2017 California Fellows:
Martha L. Ball AIA Los Angeles
Navy F. Banvard AIA Los Angeles
Barbara Bestor AIA Los Angeles
Gaylaird Wiley Christopher AIA Pasadena & Foothill
Maria Theresita Ciprazo AIA San Francisco
Frank Clementi AIA Los Angeles
Richard D. D’Amato AIA Long Beach/South Bay
Sam D’Amico AIA San Francisco
Thang N. Do AIA Santa Clara Valley
John Hugh Gormley AIA Los Angeles
Michael Hamner AIA Los Angeles
Julia S. Hughes AIA San Diego
Scott B. Hunter AIA Los Angeles
Jonathan R. Kanda AIA Los Angeles
Peter Kasavan AIA Monterey Bay
Daniel R. Kenney AIA San Francisco
Andrew Labov AIA Los Angeles
Michael Frank Malinowski AIA Central Valley
Dwight K. Mitsunaga AIA Los Angeles
Stephan Mundwiler AIA Los Angeles
David Louis Swartz AIA Los Angeles
Larry Dennis Thompson AIA Santa Barbara
Bruce Toman AIA San Francisco
Anil Verma AIA Los Angeles
Sharon Woodworth AIA San Francisco
Takashi Yanai AIA Los Angeles
Willy Yu AIA San Francisco
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For more information, contact Shannon Calder at 916.642.1718.
The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC’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 AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit www.aiacc.org.