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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021
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On the Cover: 2020 and 2021 Jury of Fellows (left to right) Top Row: Mary Johnston, FAIA (2020, 2021), Rebecca Lewis, FAIA (2021), RK Stewart, FAIA (2021), Allison Williams, FAIA (2021), Anna Wu, FAIA (2020, 2021) Middle Row: Paul Mankins, FAIA (Chair - 2020), Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA (2020, Chair - 2021), Robert Forest, FAIA (Chair - Honorary Fellows Jury - 2020) Bottom Row: Mary Burke, FAIA (2020),Steven L. Spurlock, FAIA (2020, 2021), Phillip Castillo, FAIA (2020), Jane Elsa Duncan, Hon FAIA (2020)
AIA College of Fellows Founded in 1952, the College of Fellows is composed of members of the Institute who are elevated to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievement of the architect as an individual, but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society. 2
In this Issue CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE
REGIONAL REP. CHAIR’S MESSAGE
THE HERITAGE SOCIETY OF THE AIA COF
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS - LATROBE PRIZE
2021 COF ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS - BONEY AWARD
LEGACY DONORS OF THE AIA COF FUNDS
NEW COF FUNDS DONATION WEBSITE
EP ARCHITALK - THE PODCAST
AIA HELPING EP WITH RESILIENCE OPPORTUNITIES
ASSOCIATES STATE CONFERENCE
JONES STUDIO: FELLOWS, BROTHERS AND PARTNERS
2021 CLASS OF FELLOWS
2021 FELLOWS BY THE NUMBERS
MEET THE JURY
2021 YOUNG ARCHITECTS AWARD WINNERS
2020 COF FUND CONTRIBUTORS
COF RESOURCE GUIDE THE PATH TO FELLOWSHIP The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows Path to Fellowship 2019
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COLLEGE OF FELLOWS NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE
The AIA College of Fellows
NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2018
IN THIS ISSUE:
Investiture - St. Patrick’s Cathedral A’18 COF Recap
2021 Executive Committee Chancellor John Castellana, FAIA Vice Chancellor Roger Schluntz, FAIA Secretary Frances Halsband, FAIA Bursar Ron Blitch , FAIA
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2019 COLLEGE OF FELLOWS LATROBE PRIZE
2021 Editorial Committee Editor-In-Chief Yu-Ngok Lo, FAIA Contributing Editor Edward Vance, FAIA Peter Kuttner, FAIA Chair Regional Representatives Jeanne Jackson, FAIA COF Executive Director Terri Stewart, Hon. AIA, CAE
EMERGING PROFESSIONAL COMPONENT GRANT APPLICATION
AIA Staff Liaison Muza Conforti
The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
Component Grants for Emerging Professionals
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YAF CONNECTION COF FACEBOOK PAGE
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE WELCOME PACKET
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COLLEGE OF FELLOWS EXCOM WELCOME PACKET
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CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE Back to Normalcy
PHOTO BY PAT STEWART
“We look forward to a day of celebration to finally accord the 2020 and 2021 New Fellows our collective CONGRATULATIONS!” John J. Castellana, FAIA
s you can see by the cover, this current newsletter is featuring the AIA College of Fellows 2020 and 2021 jury and applauding them for their outstanding service. As a former Jury Chair (2015), I am intimately aware of the commitment it takes while serving over a threeyear period to review and ultimately select our newest members. On behalf of AIA College of Fellows, a BIG THANK YOU goes out to all members of the AIA who have served on this jury! Of course, the real proof of the work done is clearly illustrated by the class of 2021 New Fellows who are also prominently featured in this issue. CONGRATULATIONS to the newest members of AIA College of Fellows! To properly recognize the outstanding achievements of the 2020 and 2021 New Fellows, I am pleased to announce that we will conduct a joint investiture ceremony on the afternoon of 8 December 2021 in Washington DC during AIA Governance Week at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Peter Kuttner,
FAIA, our 2020 Chancellor, and I will co-host the Investiture along with 2020 Jury Chair Paul Mankins, FAIA, 2021 Jury Chair Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA, 2020 AIA President Jane Frederick, FAIA, 2021 AIA President Peter Exley, FAIA, and our AIA CEO, Robert Ivy, FAIA. Following the ceremony, we will host a cocktail reception at the Kennedy Center REACH, a magnificent architectural venue designed by Steven Holl, FAIA. We look forward to a day of celebration as we finally accord the 2020 and 2021 New Fellows our collective CONGRATULATIONS! Before we get to December, I would like to go over some other important recent activities of our College Executive Committee: • To help streamline sustaining the College through contributions, we are pleased to announce a new user-friendly platform that is now “live”! For more information, please 5
CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE (Continued) look for the announcement in this issue. Special thanks to Ron and Muza Conforti, our AIA Managers of Knowledge and Practice Operations, for their work on this endeavor. • Our Executive Committee seeks to strengthen our alliances with other allied groups; to begin this journey we have supported a research effort focused on minority architects in conjunction with NOMA (National Organization of Minority Architects). We look forward to continuing our collaboration with NOMA far into the future amd offer special thanks to Frances Halsband, FAIA, who has led this effort. • As some of you may know, Peter Exley, FAIA , has initiated a two-year “Member Voice Task Force” that focuses on overall AIA Governance. During conversations with Peter, I stressed that the College voice (through a former Chancellor) needs to be part of the task force membership. Peter readily agreed, and I am pleased to announce that Ed Kodet, FAIA, our 48th Chancellor, has been selected to serve on this important task force! • Our Executive Committee is in the process of finalizing our 2021 College of Fellows Business Meeting which is now scheduled for 30 June 2021 from 1PM to 3PM (EDT). Please register in advance by following the link here. • The Latrobe Prize for 2022 “Call for Submissions” will be issued shortly. Billie Faircloth, FAIA, a partner specializing in Research at Kieran Timberlake, has accepted our invitation to chair the Latrobe Jury. Billie, a 2021 New Fellow who also served on the 2019 Latrobe Jury, is in the process of finalizing the other jury members and overall theme of submissions. Thank you Billie. We look forward to your outstanding leadership and commitment to the Latrobe Prize!
Finally, our Executive Committee will be meeting in-person 18-20 June 2021 here in my hometown of Birmingham, Michigan. We have been meeting virtually on a monthly basis since Peter Kuttner’s inauguration in December of 2019 and are looking forward to being able to collaborate together in person. Our ExCom will be hosting a reception one evening for Michigan Fellows and their guests. Thank you to Dave Richards, FAIA, partner at Rossetti Architects for offering their Detroit office rooftop terrace for this event. It will also give us the opportunity to personally congratulate the 2020 and 2021 New Michigan Fellows (Brian Craig, FAIA, Brian Hurttienne, FAIA and Saundra Little, FAIA)! We will also be meeting early August at Mackinac Island in conjunction with AIA Michigan MidSummer Conference. It feels good to have the opportunity to actually plan events and see them through to reality. As we approach the summer season and look forward to having our lives back to some sense of normalcy, we remember all who passed away from this tragic pandemic and their families. Please keep them all in your thoughts as we work our way through to a brighter future.
John J. Castellana, FAIA 2021 Chancellor
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE CHAIR’S MESSAGE In Memory of the Fellows passed away this year.
“Since the first of the year, an astounding number of thirteen Fellows have left our company.” Jeanne Jackson, FAIA
Hey Friends! It seems like we are headed into a whole new world, doesn’t it?! After fifteen months of being at home, my partner RK Stewart and I headed out on an actual air-assisted vacation last month. Wow! Ninety minutes on an airplane was a real treat. We have been so enjoying the privileges of the “fully vaccinated”, from visiting our local restaurants, a trip on our favorite airline, the opportunity to visit and hug grandchildren, as well as looking forward to attending the ninemonth postponed wedding of my niece at the end of June. I am hoping that all of you have been enjoying this recaptured freedom as well. On a more serious note, there are incidents to ponder that should make us consider the
contributions we have made throughout our lives, and our legacies as well. An unusual number of our esteemed and beloved peers have passed on in the last month. You may already know that one of the somber duties of the Regional Representatives to the College of Fellows is to write condolence notes to the families of those who have departed our clan. Since the first of the year, an astounding number of thirteen Fellows have left our company. I am attaching links to the obituaries of these amazing people. For an uplifting experience I highly recommend you read their stories, enjoy learning about their wonderful lives, and then raise a glass to them!
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE CHAIR’S MESSAGE (Continued)
“May these giants whose shoulders we stand upon rest in peace.” Jeanne Jackson, FAIA
Leaving us in January was James Nagle, FAIA, a rebel known as one of the “Chicago Seven” (obituary here). In February, our esteemed colleague and Regional Representative Jesse Cannon, FAIA, left us (obituary here), as did William Roger Yost, FAIA (obituary here). In March, on the same day, we lost two Fellows from Washington D.C.: Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA (obituary here), and Frank Schlesinger, FAIA (obituary here). Also that month, and also from Washington D.C., Mr. Ewing H. Miller II, FAIA, departed this world (obituary here). In April, Charles Kahn, FAIA, Dean of the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Urban Design (coincidentally RK’s first dean), departed this world (obituary here).
Our tribe was particularly hard hit in the month of May, with the loss of Helmut Jahn, FAIA (obituary here), in a tragic bicycle accident, M. Arthur Gensler Jr., FAIA, (one of RK’s long-time mentors and associates, whom I am guessing influenced many of us) (obituary here), Ed Friedrichs, FAIA (aka “Fast Eddie”) (Obituary Here), Donald E. Sporleder, FAIA (Obituary Here), and Kenneth Norman Berry Sr., FAIA (Obituary Here). May these giants whose shoulders we stand upon rest in peace. Jeanne (Also, a reminder to ALL of you Fellows please send the name of any Fellow you hear has passed to me at email@example.com)
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THE HERITAGE SOCIETY OF THE AIA COLLEGE OF FELLOWS
What will your Legacy be? The primary purpose of the Society is to formally recognize those individuals who have demonstrated a life-long commitment to the mission and programs of the AIA College of Fellows with a revocable estate bequest. By virtue of having included a commitment in their estate plan a bequest for the future benefit of the College and its programs, the following distinguished individuals are the initial Charter Members of the Heritage Society of the AIA College of Fellows:
Ellis W. Bullock, FAIA John A. Busby, FAIA John J. Castellana, FAIA William D. Chilton, FAIA Brian P. Dougherty, FAIA Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA Harry M. Falconer, Jr., FAIA L. Jane Hastings, FAIA Edward J. Kodet, FAIA Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA Frank E. Lucas, FAIA (deceased) Robert L. Ooley, FAIA John R. Sorrenti, FAIA Roger L. Schluntz, FAIA Jeffrey A. Scherer, FAIA William J. Stanley, III, FAIA Edward A. Vance, FAIA Membership in the Society is conferred upon formal notification to the College of a planned estate gift with a minimum value of $10,000. We cordially invite you to undertake a similar, revocable, commitment in your estate plan, and with that becoming a member of the Heritage Society. It’s simple to accomplish and it costs nothing! With additional Members the future support of our programs and long-term viability of the College will be substantially enhanced and extended well into the future. For additional Information and application, please contact Terry Stewart, Tstewart@aia.com 9
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS The AIA College of Fellows invites individuals and teams to submit proposals for the 2022 Latrobe Prize
“The College of Fellows has begun planning the 2022 Latrobe Prize. The theme “Buildings at the Intersection of Planetary Health and Human Health,” builds upon the College’s commitment to advancing actionable research that addresses urgent challenges in our built environment.” Billie Faircloth, FAIA (Chair, 2022 Latrobe Prize Jury)
The Latrobe Prize
Awarded to a research proposal that has the long-range potential to resolve one or more 21st century architectural and built environment challenges, the Latrobe Prize provides the recipient with $100,000 to conduct research on a critical issue and to develop a solution that enhances the current practice of architecture, construction practices and processes.
First Stage: All proposals must be postmarked on or before October 15, 2021.
The AIA College of Fellows' mission is to support the Institute and advance the profession of architecture. Toward that end, the College seeks to encourage research that broadens the perspective and scope of architecture to include cross-disciplinary fields and expertise through its biennial competition: the Latrobe Prize. Research proposals for the Latrobe Prize may include, but are not limited to, building materials and delivery systems, digital design, computer simulation and modeling, energy, eco-design, or integrated design- construction practices and processes. 10
Mail all materials to: Latrobe Price Jury College of Fellows The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Avenue, NW Washginton D.D. 20006-5292 Send electronic entries to: cof@aia,org Second Stage: To Be Determined
ANNOUNCEMENT College of Fellows Annual Business Meeting
Mark your calendar! You are invited to the COF Virtual Business Meeting. When: Jun 30, 2021 01:00 PM to 03:00PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting: HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS College of Fellows | Leslie N. Boney Spirit of Fellowship Award The College of Fellows Executive Committee is soliciting candidates for the Leslie N. Boney Jr. Spirit of Fellowship Award. Nomination of interested members should include: • A one-page nomination letter with bullets outlining qualifications; • May be self-nominated or nominated by others; • Include three letters of support; • All information shall be submitted in a single pdf Letters should be addressed to Chair Peter Kuttner, FAIA, AIA College of Fellows, 1735 New York Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20006-5292, and postmarked no later than September 10, 2021. Submittals shall be sent electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jury is comprised of the outgoing Chancellor of the College (serving as Chair), the sitting Chair of the COF Regional Representatives, and the most recent recipient of the Boney Award. The Jury will review the qualifications of all candidates and recommend a nominee to the ExCom to be awarded at the Convocation Ceremonies held during the National Conference this year in Las Vegas.
Purpose The award recognizes continuous, exceptional service and dedication to the College. Past Recipients Leslie N. Boney Jr., FAIA, Wilmington, NC Ernest H. Hara, FAIA, Honolulu, HI Raymond P. Rhinehart, Hon. AIA, Washington, DC L. Jane Hastings, FAIA & Norman Johnston, FAIA, Seattle, WA Norman L. Koonce, FAIA, Washington, DC Paul Barkley, FAIA, Falls Church, VA Robert A. Odermatt, FAIA, Berkeley, CA Albert W. Rubeling, FAIA, Baltimore, MD Eugene J. Mackey, III, FAIA, St. Louis, MO Pauline Porter, Alexandria, VA Robin Lee, Hon. AIA, Washington, DC Paul Welch, Hon., AIA, Sacramento, CA Gretchen Penney, AIA, Charleston, SC Robert I. Selby, FAIA, Champaign, IL Harold L. Adams, FAIA, Baltimore, MD James D. Tittle, FAIA, Abilene, TX Terri Stewart, Hon. AIA, Arlington, VA Barry Johns, FRAIC, FAIA, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Rebecca Edmunds, AIA, Roanoke, VA John R. Sorrenti, FAIA, New York, NY
History In 2000, then Chancellor of the College of Fellows, Robert A. Odermatt, FAIA, presented the first Spirit of Fellowship award to Leslie N. Boney Jr., FAIA, for his outstanding service and commitment to the College. Later that same year, the Executive Committee (ExCom) of the College voted to name the award after the first recipient, and thus it became known as the Leslie N. Boney Spirit of Fellowship Award.
2020 COF Boney Award recipient John R. Sorrenti, FAIA
AIA College of Fellows The IRA Charitable Rollover A tax-wise way to support the College of Fellows for those 72 and older! With the end of the 2020 CARES Act, those individuals who have reached the age of 72 (or older) in 2021 must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from their IRA account - the actual amount as determined by the IRS Tax Code. The RMD amount is taxable as personal income, unless it is “rolled over” directly from your Plan to a qualifying non-profit organization. In essence, to avoid tax on your RMD, the law provides the opportunity for an individual to Fellows.. direct tthe he RMD amount (some or all) to the AIA College of Fellows Many choose to make a gift to the AIA College of Fellows Fund from their IRA because 1. It is an easy and convenient way to make a gift from one of your major assets. 2. The designated RMD amount can be excluded from your gross income; i.e., a tax-free rollover.
Benefits of an IRA Charitable Rollover: Rollover: • • • •
Avoid taxes on transfers of up to $100,000 from your IRA to the AIA College of Fellows. Satisfy your required minimum distribution (RMD) for the year. Reduce your taxable income, even if you do not itemize deductions. Support the programs of the College, and be recognized in both the COF Newsletter and the COF Annual Report.
For your gift to qualify: • •
You must be 72 or older; The transfer must go directly from your IRA custodian to the AIA College of Fellows. [The gift will only count as tax-free if the check is made out and mailed directly to the AIA/COF.]
It’s easy! Here’s how it works – three easy steps: steps: 1.
Contact your IRA plan administrator to request an IRA Charitable Rollover (i.e., a qualified charitable distribution) 2. Have your plan administrator include your name and “The AIA College of Fellows” on the memo line of their check, to be mailed directly to the AIA College of Fellows, 1735 New York Avenue NW, Washington DC 20006. 3. Notify Terri Stewart (email@example.com) of your anticipated gift, including the name of your IRA Plan Administrator.
Please note that IRA charitable rollover gift distributions do not qualify for a charitable deduction, but reduce the donor’s taxable income, even if you itemize deductions. *** The AIA College of Fellows Fund, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization, is organized and existing under the laws of the District of Columbia, with principal business address of 1735 New York Ave. NW, Washington DC 20006. Federal tax identification # 71-0887547
YAF UPDATE From the COF Executive Committee
Get Involved and Make a Difference by Ron Biltch, FAIA
Working with the YAF about Civic Engagement
is an easy task as members of the YAF already understand what volunteering, activism, and leadership is all about. Civic Engagement for most of the YAF probably began in grammar school and high school as they led their classes in activities and advanced issues of importance to them at that age. In college they most likely led their classes as well, so the move to get involved in our chosen profession was an easy move. I took the same path throughout my education years. I got involved with AIA in high school assisting my father’s firm at AIA State conventions and seminars, moved into Chapter and State activities after I was licensed, and then began volunteering on AIA National committees - long before Knowledge Communities were even around. I saw a need for AIA to address Design for Aging issues, as our firm specialized in senior living, and co-founded the DFA community in 1988 when I was thirty-four and led that Knowledge Community as Chair for twelve years. If you see a need for AIA to get involved in an issue, take the lead to get AIA to address it. Volunteering and engaging in professional and civic activities prepares you to be fearless in addressing issues and challenges in everything you do, whether it’s getting ready for an important interview or client presentation, or addressing a public body as a town committee chairperson or an elected official. We have a deficit of architects in public service as elected or 14
appointed officials, and yet we are trained to lead a profession that creates structures and environments with collaboration skills as second nature. Listening and collaboration are key skills in elected service. As Historic Commission Chairman in my small town for over twenty years, I assist residents and developers through the process of working within guidelines and processes to create projects for the public good. Sometimes it is hard to work with applicants who do not even accept the concept of a “public good”, and that requires one to focus on an outcome that leaves everyone satisfied that they were heard and respected and with a result acceptable to all. That is not easy, but it is necessary, and architects have the skills to guide and lead these efforts. YAF members should consider volunteering for local commissions (volunteers are always needed) and consider running for office, where leaders that are proficient in seeing the “big picture” and building solutions are of utmost importance. It is imperative to work to get appointed by a Governor to the State architects’ licensing board; the average age of Governor appointed licensing board members that determine how we practice is far too old. That is an area when diversity is critically needed and is thankfully beginning to be embraced. We need to stay involved, ask the tough questions, solve the challenges we have now and those that are to come!
Contributions to the Fund support the Mission of the College:
Friend Sponsor Patron Benefactor Fellow’s Circle Chancellor’s Circle
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Invitation for Two to the Former Chancellors Lunch att Investiture
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Engraved Brick in the AIA Octagon Courtyard
Recognition at the COF Annual Mtg. and Preferred seating at Investiture
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Annual Gift Recognition
Two Tickets to Convocation at the AIA National Conference
Two Tickets to Party with the Fellows at the Nationalnal Conference
$100 - $199 $200 - $499 $500 - $999 $1,000 - $2,499 $2,500 - $4,999 $5,000 - $9,999
3. Sustain the College Fellow Advancement Path to Fellowship
Diamond(s) set in a Gold Tag for your College of Fellows Pin (see below)
A set of 10K Gold Filled COF CuffLinks or Pendant Necklace*
2. Mentor Young Architects & Emerging Professionals Young Architects Forum Young Architect Award Honorariums Emerging Professionals Component Grants Sponsor Leadership Institute
Contributing to the AIA College of Fellows Fund Acknowledgement in the College of Fellows Annual Report
1. Promote Research & Scholarly Work The Latrobe Prize Support to the Upjohn Grants
Acknowledgement in the COF Quarterly Newsletter
A Passion for Doing More
• All amounts are cumulative
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Legacy 10 Pin with single diamond tag
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Please note: Estate Bequests may qualify for Legacy Membership Levels
Legacy Donors of the AIA College of Fellows LEGACY DONORS ($10,000 and above cumulative donations)
LEGACY 50 ($50,000 and above)
Frank E. Lucas, FAIA LEGACY 30 ($30,000-$39,999)
Harold L. Adams, FAIA S. A. Klatskin, FAIA Edward J. Kodet Jr., FAIA Peter P. Marino, FAIA Donald E. Neptune, FAIA Robert L. Ooley, FAIA Victor A. Regnier, FAIA Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Joseph G. Sprague, FAIA LEGACY 20 ($20,000-$29,999)
Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA Brian P. Dougherty, FAIA Donald J. Hackl, FAIA Jeanne M. Jackson, FAIA Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA Robert A. Odermatt, FAIA Ted P. Pappas, FAIA John R. Sorrenti, FAIA Steven L. Spurlock, FAIA William J. Stanley, FAIA William F. Vosbeck, FAIA 16
LEGACY 10 ($10,000-$19,999)
Ronald A. Altoon, FAIA Louis D. Astorino, FAIA Paul H. Barkley, FAIA Sigmund F. Blum, FAIA Joseph Boggs, FAIA Ellis W. Bullock, FAIA John A. Busby Jr., FAIA Donald W. Caskey, FAIA John J. Castellana, FAIA William D. Chilton, FAIA Gary B. Coursey, FAIA Sylvester Damianos, FAIA William A. Edgerton, FAIA Thomas B. Gerfen, FAIA Manuel G. Gonzalez, FAIA Graham Gund, FAIA John F. Hartray Jr., FAIA L. Jane Hastings, FAIA Russell V. Keune, FAIA Stephen J. Kieran, FAIA John R. Klai II, FAIA Peter G. Kuttner, FAIA Norman L. Koonce, FAIA Carroll J. Lawler, FAIA Lawrence J. Leis, FAIA Rev. Howarth L. Lewis, FAIA Paula J. Loomis, FAIA Steven Loomis, FAIA Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA
Clark D. Manus, FAIA Judsen R. Marquardt, FAIA George H. Miller, FAIA Thompson E. Penney, FAIA Raymond G. Post Jr., FAIA William A. Rose Jr., FAIA Burton Roslyn, FAIA Albert W. Rubeling Jr., FAIA John A. Ruffo, FAIA Jeffrey A. Scherer, FAIA Roger Schluntz, FAIA Robert I. Selby, FAIA Jim M. Singleton IV, FAIA Douglas L. Steidl, FAIA RK Stewart, FAIA Kim M. Tanzer, FAIA James D. Tittle, FAIA Edward T. M. Tsoi, FAIA Edward A. Vance, FAIA R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA Chester A. Widom, FAIA Joseph J. Wisnewski, FAIA F.M. Wong, FAIA Enrique A. Woodroffe, FAIA Hofu Wu, FAIA Raymond Ziegler, FAIA
WHY WE GIVE ! Those who have been fortunate enough to be successful in this profession need to give back - not only to young architects, but to the profession as a whole. The College of Fellows, through grants, mentoring, and other critical activities, enhances our profession. John Sorrenti, FAIA, FRAIC Mineola, NY
Give? Yes! The Fund supports programs that have advanced the practice of architecture, and promoting the scholastic awareness and importance of architecture. John A. Busby, FAIA Atlanta, Georgia
When we created a list of philanthropies that we have a passion for with our Trust attorney, the College of Fellows Fund was first in line. We each have several legacy gifts in our estate plans, our kids will be fine without it. This costs us nothing today and will support the College in the future. It is easy to do, and so impactful. Imagine the difference that we can make if we all make the same choice. Join us - please! Betsey Olenick, FAIA, and Brian Paul Dougherty, FAIA Costa Mesa, California
I support the College of Fellows because we are able to fund research, components, and support young architects. My contributions provide an opportunity for me to advance the profession through the College’s programs and professional engagement. Edward Kodet, FAIA Minneapolis, Minnesota
Why give to the COF Fund? Because your legacy should be a commitment to the next generation of architects. Our annual donations enhance the excellent programs of the Young Architects Forum, enables the AIA Components to provide innovative programs through the Emerging Professionals grants, and supports the efforts our COF Regional Directors to mentor those who will be the future leaders. It is why I donate each year - you can too! Please, give as generously as you can. Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA, FRAIC Washington DC 17
New COF Funds Donation Website The College of Fellows is pleased to announce that a new website has been launched to accept donations to the College to advance its mission. Previously, the process of donating to the COF was cumbersome and confusing, and was part of the AIA "Store" platform. With the guidance of AIA Staff, the new site is user-friendly and allows a donation with just a few simple clicks. Donors will also be able to make "recurring" donations monthly if desired., easily designate their donation to a cause or individual, and get immediate recognition from the Chancellor of the COF that their donation has been received and is appreciated. Please go to the new COF Donation site and see how easy it is to support the College of Fellows and its many causes: CLICK HERE
EP Architalk - The Podcast AIA COF Component Grant 2020 by Cara Longobardi, AIA New York State
s recipients of the COF Emerging Professionals Grant in both 2018 and 2019, AIA New York State was eager to bring our projects to the next level. In 2018 and 2019, roundtable programs were offered via live stream while our local Chapters hosted viewing “parties” to engage the audience and provide live interaction. Often overlooked yet relevant and timely topics were tackled with the “Cooling the Burn in Burnout” program and the “Overcoming Communication Challenges During Design & Construction” forum, both of which helped educate our emerging professionals on the nuances of working with the entire project team. To keep the momentum going and still keep the content fresh, we pivoted in 2020 and introduced – the Podcast. While a live format is always ideal, the current world we live in, from social distancing to limited budgets, busy schedules and demanding careers, can make it difficult to achieve. A recorded podcast also increases our audience reach. Podcasting is a format that is accessible to all, available on demand - and at no cost. An increasingly popular medium, podcasts are sought out more and more for both entertainment and professional development. As a result, EP Architalk was created. EP Architalk seeks to cover relevant topics for Emerging Professionals, all while keeping the content light, engaging and entertaining. The first episode was an interview with Ryan Gann, Assoc. AIA, At-Large Director. Ryan is clearly no stranger to the proverbial “table”, and in this initial episode the discussion centered around how YOU can get a seat at that table. In Episodes two and three, architects who use their design background to create side or alternate careers were interviewed. Scott Reynolds, founder 20
of UpCodes, created a product you may be using every day yet probably do not know how it all began. Talisha, the moderator, was also joined by guests Ellen Abraham (Architect Pins) and Zachary Goldstein, RA (self-made) to discuss how their architecture backgrounds have helped them ignite their entrepreneurial spirit and create their side businesses. The most recent episode, the “Superwomen of Architecture” was released to coincide with Women’s History month. The host sat down with Graciela Carrillo, AIA, and Sara Jazayeri, AIA, both leaders in their industry and within the AIA. The podcast received positive feedback and achieved overwhelming success, allowing it to continue through 2021 as one of the best things to come from grant funding. A one-day event is great, but we have been able to develop continuing content and build an audience following from AIA New York State and beyond. You can listen to EP Architalk anywhere you get podcasts, or on our hosting site here. The AIA New York State Emerging Professionals are excited about submitting their application for 2021. If you have ever hesitated to apply for this grant, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Do not be afraid to apply; simply develop a unique concept. And if you are not awarded a grant, you have a year to rework your idea and resubmit the following year. Right (clockwise from upper left corner): Scott Reynolds; Ryan Gann, Assoc. AIA; Graciela Carrillo, AIA; Zachary Goldstein, RA; Talisha L. Sainvil, AIA (Host); Ellen Abraham; Talisha L. Sainvil, AIA; Sara Jazayeri, AIA
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AIA Helping Emerging Professionals with Resilience Opportunities AIA COF Component Grant 2020
by Francis Leonard T. Sinon, Assoc. AIA, AIA Marianas
he Marianas, comprised of Guam and the CNMI, are tiny islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but their small size is overshadowed by their strategic importance to our country’s national defense, as well as the regional security in the Pacific. However remote, the “island nation” was not spared from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is estimated that 38,000 Guamanians were unemployed due to the economic impact of the virus. Because of these daunting circumstances, architects should continue to be vigilant in keeping up the ideals of the profession and reinforce the value an architect brings and contributes to the struggle against and amidst the pandemic. The AIA Marianas’ A’ H.E.R.O. Awareness Campaign (AIA Helping Emerging Professionals with Resilience Opportunities) spearheaded by Francis Sinon, Assoc. AIA, was a COF EP Grant recipient last 2020. The campaign was awarded $4,000, the total amount of the grant requested. The goal of this campaign was to bolster support and understanding of the role architects play in providing optimism to the EP group through raising awareness that community outreach and education will create opportunities, opportunities will produce projects, and projects will lead to job tenure. The focus of this campaign was to market the architects through the organization and component programs. It also engaged AIA members in contributing to community efforts in battling and overcoming the virus; e.g., connecting to gov’t/ non-gov’t agencies and organization for pro bono
consultation related to effective planning and design. The campaign promotes activism and social awareness for architects that will run in a twelvemonth featured newspaper insert. This insert targets students, graduates, job seekers, industry partners and businesses. The A’HERO awareness campaign has resulted in camaraderie between EP members. It produced EP programs such as the “Huddle”, where EP members meet monthly to brainstorm content for the monthly publication. It also helped jumpstart the social media exposure of the component. Rarely does the public sees advertisements promoting what architects do or can do in the Marianas. The campaign has opened a large window of opportunity for architects through the component’s campaign that informs the public of its presence and role. Once viewers are connected to the social media page, it will be easier for them to get news and updates even when the monthly publications end. The campaign can be a model for every component to adopt. It not only engages the participation of the EPs but also promotes business for architects and firms of the component. In times of crisis like the recent pandemic, architects should lead as partners of social good. Society looks up to us because we have the skills and ability to see the big picture; we find solutions beyond solving problems and elevate the human experience. We can do this by getting the attention of our clients – who are our family, community, nation and the planet – and inform them that we are here, ready and available. 23
Associates Conference AIA COF Component Grant 2020 by Julianna Sorrell, Assoc. AIA, AIA Arizona
he 13th Annual AIA Arizona Associate Conference was hosted on February 26, 2021. The Executive Planning Committee surveyed the Associate members based across Arizona and the greater WMR region; results found that members preferred a day of programming that began later (11am-5:30pm MST). This year’s conference theme was FIELD CONDITION. A Field Condition is a formal or spatial matrix that unifies diversity while respecting individual identity. In the context of the 2021 AIA Associate Conference, Field Condition signifies the emerging professionals current exploration of architecture and design to challenge existing ideas, processes and forms and push the boundaries of creativity in an effort to identify “Fields of Action” in our profession and communities beyond. Successes & Lessons Learned Event planning took on a new meaning in consideration of COVID-19. The committee made the collective decision early on to proceed with planning a virtual-only event. This provided the stability needed to make decisions decisively and confidently. The conference and social mixer was successfully hosted through Zoom. We met with conference guest speakers and moderators prior to the event to make introductions and coordinate topics and technology. The programming took a wide range of influences under consideration and into the spotlight, among them being mental health and well-being, social design, alternative career paths and the bridge between academia, research, and professional life.
Benefits The College of Fellows Grant provided financial support that helped the committee expand the influence of the event beyond Arizona. The grant provided the opportunity to procure influential speakers and provide incentives in support of licensure (ARE 5.0 Exam vouchers and study materials) and member engagement (AIA AZ state conference and Design Awards Gala tickets). 2021 Executive Planning Committee 1. Charnissa Moore, AIA AZ Director of Membership 2. Julianna Sorrell, 2021 AIA Arizona Associate Director 3. Sacha Kessler, 2021 AIA Southern Arizona Associate Director 4. Maria Lozada, 2021 AIA Phoenix Metro Associate Director 5. Claudia Hapenciuc, Associate AIA 6. Leilani Carr, Associate AIA 7. Marco Rosero, Associate AIA 8. Courtney Stewart, Associate AIA We sincerely thank the AIA College of Fellows for funding the Emerging Professionals Component Grant Program and supporting the AIA Arizona Associate Conference.
Right: 2021 AIA AZ Associates Conference Theme Poster. Open Registration and Agenda Graphic Graphic Design: Julianna Sorrell Assoc. AIA
Brothers and Partners
an interview with new 2021 AIA Fellows Eddie Jones, FAIA and Neal Jones, FAIA
Eddie Jones and Neal Jones
Photo by Jones Studio
“This mid-sized firm [Jones Studio] has received over 220 design awards recognizing about fifty projects." by Roger Schluntz, FAIA
or the first time in the History of the AIA College of Fellows, two brothers were advanced to Fellowship simultaneously earlier this year. Eddie Jones, FAIA, and Neal Jones, FAIA are also partners in the lively, somewhat idiosyncratic, and energetic firm, Jones Studio, located in Tempe, Arizona. Both friends of mine dating back to my earlier years at Arizona State University in the ‘80s, over the decades it has been a distinct pleasure to have observed the growth and success of the two brothers. Despite what might seem oddly divergent personalities but with complementary skills and interests, Eddie and Neal have achieved a highly successful, award-winning practice in the Southwest desert region of our country. In 2011 Jones Studio received the AIA Western Mountain Region’s Firm of the Year Award.
Where did you attend architecture school, and why there? Eddie: University of Oklahoma had the Bruce Goff legacy but Oklahoma State University had the School of Architecture in the College of Engineering. There was a time when I was practical… Go figure! Neal: Oklahoma State University. Because that is where my Dad said I was going. I didn’t have a choice. It turned out to be a GREAT choice! Fortunately, Eddie was ahead of me and could vouch for the superior education. From Oklahoma State, I went to the University of Illinois where I received a double master’s degree: M. Arch and an MBA. -Best career decision I ever made. How did you begin your practice?
This mid-sized firm has received over 220 design awards recognizing about fifty projects. These include the Arizona Cardinals NFL Corporate Headquarters & Training Facility, the River Legacy Living Science Center (Arlington, Texas), the ASU Beus Center for Law & Society (in association with ENNEAD), the San Luis US Land Port of Entry in southern Arizona, the earlier US Mariposa Land Port of Entry (Nogales, AZ), and the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at the University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), along with numerous residences. Completed in 2016, their own office building also serves as a model of sustainability in desert environments. The firm is widely respected as one of Arizona’s most innovative architectural practices. Jones Studio website. To share with you a little insight of their background, office practice, and convivial nature and good humor shared by these new Fellows, following is a (slightly edited) interview conducted electronically with Eddie and Neal earlier this year.
Eddie: Having “moonlighted” my first residential commission, I began Jones Studio out of my spare bedroom (and on my old college drafting table) in order to build the house I had designed. It was June 8, 1979, three months before my 30th birthday. The Tatham house never won an award and it was never published but it was a milestone educational experience. Only after my brother joined the little firm did Jones Studio become a real company, now at 42 years and counting. Where did you work prior to licensing? And following before going on your own? Eddie: After graduation, I worked one year in Oklahoma City and then moved to Phoenix in 1973 to work for the oldest firm in Arizona - Lescher and Mahoney. What was your motivation to starting you own firm? Eddie: Naiveté! I was either too optimistic or too dumb 27
Mariposa Land Port of Entry Photo by Bill Timmerman
Jones Studio Office Photo by Bill Timmerman
to be scared. But I was motivated to take responsibility and risk for my own work.
Eddie: Each year I feel I understand, a little more, the power of restraint.
Why did you decide to let Neal join your firm?
Eddie: Sunsets, saguaros, Frank Lloyd Wright history, Paolo Soleri’s work - and it wasn’t Oklahoma.
Eddie: It was always our plan (dream) since we were kids.
Starting out in practice, what architects did you most admire, or influence your work?
Is that true, Neal? Did you have to convince Eddie?
Eddie: Wright and Bruce Goff were my heroes. As architects, they seemed to be always “becoming.” Then, Paul Rudolph and Louis Kahn got under my skin, fortunately. When did you first aspire to become an architect? Eddie: I discovered a grainy, black and white photo of Fallingwater… hooked at six years old. Neal: When I was in 3rd grade. Eddie wanted to be an architect. As his little brother, he was my idol. I did what he did. How has your design thinking grown or evolved over the last three or so decades? 30
Neal: No, I didn’t. From a very early age, we knew we wanted to work together and have our own firm someday. We were fortunate to always know our path. Our father instilled in us our “old school” work ethic that we maintain to this day. How would you describe the primary roles of the firm’s two principals? Neal: I am President and responsible for all business aspects of the firm. Eddie is the Principal-In-Charge of Design for all projects produced by the firm. But we can each participate in both and we are really good at doing that. Can your brother fire you? Eddie: Only you would ask a question like that, Roger.
Johnson Jones Residence Photo by Tim Hursley
I can’t think of any situation where Neal would fire me. Neal: No, Eddie cannot fire me. Only I can fire me. But there are times, though, I will look in the mirror and fire myself! Or give myself a good talking too! Does the older brother ever need to exert “seniority status” when differences of opinion arise? Eddie: Differences of opinion are always resolved with logic; this doesn’t require assertiveness. Neal: Eddie is six years older but, no, he has never ever exerted “seniority status.” We are in sync on everything. What do you think is the optimum size (staff) of your firm? Eddie: We are like water. We seek a level. It’s more organic than business driven. Neal: Fifteen is our sweet spot. We can do twenty in a pinch. Remaining small lets us keep a hand in all aspects of our practice. We do not impose corporate standards in our office.
Eddie: Everyone has an important job title requiring focused effort beyond each pay grade. Frequently swapping “hats” makes it fun. Neal: I am President. Eddie is Principal In Charge of Design. Jacob Benyi is a new Principal/Partner. Brian Farling is a new Principal/Partner. Rob Viergutz and Maria Salenger are Senior Associates. Rob Huff is an Associate. The other family members (we refer to the people who we work with as “family”) are Project Managers/Project Architects, Marketing Director, Studio Coordinator. Our Project Designer roles means they are on their way to licensure. We are all equal to each other here. There is no hierarchy to speak of; everyone has a say, whether it is regarding business or design. Of the two senior partners, who is most popular with the staff? …Any reason why? Eddie: I’m pretty sure they know who’s the pushover. -Gulp! Neal: Eddie is! He is way nicer, kinder, and more patient. I’m the “business guy.” That means sometimes I have to be the “bad guy.” I take the bullets… not always fun.
Does your firm have an org. chart? 31
Mariposa Land Port of Entry Photo by Bill Timmerman
“Our practice has always recognized responsibility in sustainable designs. It's just the right thing to do. We've always known that” Neal Jones, FAIA If you could change one thing regarding your brother’s work habits, what would it be? Eddie: Convincing Neal he is not too old to learn new technology! Neal: His addiction to watching webinars, podcasts, etc. on his computer. It’s like, “Hey Bro… time to get some work done man!” Seriously though, he is in a continuous "learning mode". He is a sponge for new information and anything architecture. I admire him a lot for that. What do you and your brother disagree about most frequently? Eddie: How much to charge clients. Neal always wins on that one.
always known that. When the coronavirus abates, do you see any permanent changes going forward in the workplace and routine at your office? Eddie: Certainly less travel for business meetings (I love Zoom!), but more travel for personal experience and education. Neal: Not really any changes. Everyone will return back to the office. Our office is designed so that we are already spaced wide apart and around our Family Table. And I am no different than before all this started last year. Does your office have a succession plan? shareholders?
Neal: Nothing! What keeps you awake at night? Eddie: Racist presidents in past years. But I sleep quite well now. Neal: Getting the next job and getting paid on time. Fortunately, we have never had an issue with getting paid on time. That’s probably attributed to not working with developers!
Neal: Yes. We implemented a succession plan in 2014. It took me a year to research it and pull all the legal paperwork together. As I mentioned previously, Jacob Benyi is a Principal/Shareholder. He will be the new “Me.” Brian Farling is a Principal/Shareholder. He will be the new “Eddie.” They are extraordinarily talented and symbolize all that is great about our firm and our firm’s unique culture. Jones Studio is in good hands as the firm moves into the future.
How has climate change affected your practice?
When did you first aspire to become a Fellow of the AIA?
Eddie: Water shortage has helped our water research and conservation ethics generate architectural form.
Eddie: One year ago, having been an AIA member for only 10 years at that time. I am thankful I did.
Neal: Not a lot because we were “green” before it was cool. Our practice has always recognized responsibility in sustainable design. It’s just the right thing to do. We’ve
Neal: Probably about 10 years ago. I was too lazy to fill out the application though. We have been subjected to peer pressure from other Fellows. I’m happy we both finally got off our ass and came to our senses.
Johnson Jones Residence Photo by Tim Hursley
San Luis 1 Land Port of Entry - North Annex Building Photo by Matt Winquist
As attaining the status of AIA Fellow is but one step in a career trajectory, albeit a significant one – what do you now intend to do to move the needle up and advancing the profession? Eddie: I hope to leverage the credibility of all Phoenix Fellows to become a resource for municipal leadership and a force in public policy.
Neal: Hank The Tank is my family’s Bassett Hound. He is huge…80 pounds and five years old. At the Jones Studio office our family pet is “Timmy the Tortoise.” He is 30 years old and has the run of the place. We also have a bird menagerie at the office, along with a pack of feral cats we feed. And our family members are always welcome to bring their dogs. Do you have any hobbies outside of architecture?
Neal: I am committed to helping my colleagues with their application process. I will participate in Arizona’s Fellows meetings and help where I can. I am available for duty, SIR!! RS: As a new AIA Fellow, how do you hope to engage other Fellows as well aspiring Fellows?
Eddie: I think hobbies, like watching sports, are a waste of time. Neal: I work in my yard every weekend when I am in town; it is my therapy. My wife and I love to travel. We have been many places around the world. Obviously,
“I hope to leverage the credibility of all Phoenix Fellows to become a resource for municipal leadership and a force in public policy” Eddie Jones, FAIA Eddie: Through reliability and trust. Neal: I have already started! I’m mentoring three of my colleagues!
last year put a pause on all our planned activities. We have several plans for this summer but it is looking doubtful again - that really annoys the hell out of me. Where/when was your last real vacation?
Do your families socialize after work? often, why? Eddie: We do family holidays together. Usually, we end up at our beach house.
Where, how Eddie: “Real vacations,” like watching sports, are a waste of time. It’s great.
Neal: …Absolutely - we are a closely knit family – lot’s of love! - and spend a lot of time together. Eddie and Lisa have a house on the beach in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. We go there a lot. We survived the wild Spring Break this past March!
Neal: San Diego in July. We go every year - every year to get the hell out of scorching Phoenix! 117 degrees gets old really fast. What do you do to relax? Eddie: I used to smoke cigars and drink wine. Now, I just drink more!
Do you have any pets? Eddit: No, but my wife, Lisa, does.
Neal: I enjoy watching documentaries and sports on TV. I love to read but don’t have a lot of time to do it. Few people know it, but I am a very good table tennis player and a decent juggler! 37
River Legacy Living Science Center Photo by Jones Studio
Any plans to retire?
Neal: This is the first I have ever heard about this as well. -Need more information, please!
Eddie: Retirement is for sissies. Neal: Yes! -In the next few years. Eddie will never leave though. He will keel over on to his drafting table! Were you aware that you would now be asked to contribute to COF Fund, such that the College’s missions can be sustained and enhanced? Eddie: I have never heard of the COF Fund. Neal: No one ever told me this. And maybe you are thinking about including a bequest to the College of Fellows in your estate plan? Eddie: Is this what our interview is really all about?
Thanks Gentlemen! I look forward to your membership in the Heritage Society of the AIA College of Fellows, as well as seeing you in Washington DC at the College of Fellows Investiture Ceremony in December.
2021 Class of Fellows
AIA elevates 102 members to the College of Fellows
Robert E. Anderson, FAIA With a clear vision he intentionally transformed and grew his firm into a national leader using a new model of retail centers to achieve award winning architecture. That success was enabled by the early embrace of diversity, equity and inclusion principles to assemble, nurture and mentor a staff capable of delivering those projects.
Joshua Aidlin, FAIA Joshua Aidlin’s practice centers around experiences engaging all the senses. His rigorous design process, deeply sensitive to site and steeped in craftsmanship, yields environments that enliven the spirit.
Illya Azaroff, FAIA His resilience planning initiatives in the US and abroad demonstrate that public service, design, and community engagement can effectively address natural hazards, climate change, and disaster recovery.
William C. Ayars, FAIA William Ayars, AIA, championed his design practice model to profoundly impact healthcare design, broadened his mentoring to ensure future generations of leaders, and launched a foundation for opiate affected families providing hope for social change. Sherif Anis, FAIA He bridges social and professional gaps internationally through his leadership and passionate advocacy for crossculturalism and inclusion through his co-founding of AIA Middle East and activism at the global scale to support architects practicing abroad.
Thomas Barrie, FAIA Thomas Barrie produces groundbreaking scholarship on religious architecture, connects students to service and the social mission of architecture, and founds organizations and programs with lasting impact on architectural education and the public.
Nancy Blankfard, FAIA Nancy Blankfard Across a large range of building types critical to creating a strong community, she leads project teams to envision and delivery buildings that respond to people's needs and enrich their lives. Its her leadership skills to build a team with her clients and then inspire them to achieve more than they believed possible time and time again that truly distinguishes her as an architect.
Benjamin Cahoon , FAIA Mayor Ben Cahoon combines practice with community leadership by merging resilient design strategies, sustainability education, and legislative advocacy to address climate change impacts and improve the quality of life for inhabitants of fragile coastal environments.
Caryn Brause, FAIA As a prominent contributor in the field of collaborative design pedagogy, she connects educators, students, practitioners, and community stakeholders through her innovative and award winning work.
Philip J. Bona , FAIA In four decades of continuous AIA service, Philip Bona has inspired the Institute, its members and society. His effective leadership and advocacy shaped professional and public knowledge of critical issues affecting society and the environment.
Rudolph Cardenas, FAIA Being an advocate for a historically underserved university has allowed this architect, with respect and integrity, to restore neglected places sustaining his leadership role in the realm of public architecture. William M. Brown III, FAIA A compassionate architect who has advocated for and advanced the architectural profession through dedicated leadership, mentoring and community service.
Steven Cecil , FAIA His urban designs embrace the complexity of place and culture as he advances compelling visions, motivating many whose coordinated roles re-stitch the urban fabric.
Rocco J. Ceo , FAIA Rocco Ceo is a dedicated educator, accomplished creator, and committed civic advocate. His model service in advancing livable communities transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries by conserving tropical landscapes, preserving seminal structures and strengthening public engagement.
Mina M. Chow, FAIA The work of this candidate helps explain the ""mystery of design"" to the public and has inspired architectural students to be open to influences from outside the industry.
Heidi S. Creighton, FAIA Her collaborative humancentric practice champions environmental performance, health, and social equity. Through inclusive building design, progressive master planning and persuasive advocacy she redefines human well-being as a broad and urgent societal mandate. profession’s standards for inclusive and socially sustainable environments.
Brian Court, FAIA Brian Court produces highly specific, bold and unconventional architecture that elevates the occupant experience. His performance-driven design process engages a deep exploration to uncover the essence of a problem and identify ....add integrally resolved and ... sustainable systems-based solutions.
Deborah J. Cooper, FAIA A designer of historic properties that create layered, contemporary places of great vitality for users, visitors, and communities. She advances the profession through creative adaptation, care for context, and sustainable technological solutions.
Jeffrey S. Dugan, FAIA Jeffrey Dugan’s innovative, precedent-setting transportation facilities advance and enrich the urban social infrastructure and the user experience. His projects and his advocacy have brought international attention to the profession’s leadership in transforming the public sphere.
Stefani E. Danes, FAIA Through her integrated teaching, research, and practice, Stefani Danes brings much-needed new voices into the design process and advances the profession’s standards for inclusive and socially sustainable environments. John J. Crandall, FAIA He has dedicated his talents as architect, leader, and mentor to eliminating substandard housing of some of the most economically challenged families in our country. His continued commitment and work can be witnessed throughout Central Appalachia.
Arthur T. Dyson, FAIA With an unwavering belief in the power of design to improve the experience and quality of life for all humanity, as his career has spanned the realms of architectural practice and education the body of work he has created inspires us all and enriches our communities.
John G. Ellis, FAIA "An architect, urban designer and university lecturer, his career has made a significant contribution to the profession through award-winning projects with a focus on urban repair and place-making."
Billie J. Faircloth, FAIA The power, purpose, and value of research in architecture is demonstrated through novel forms of design inquiry; transdisciplinary collaboration; and creation of new knowledge, tools, and practices.
Allison Ewing, FAIA This candidate is a sustainable design advocate, pushing the message of sustainable design and its importance outside the community of architecture.
Laura L. Ettelman-Gunter, FAIA Laura’s record of accomplishments testifies to her hands-on leadership in coordinating large-scale architecture and engineering teams, while integrating technology to advance major domestic and international infrastructure projects impacting the lives of people around the world
Brian J. Frickie, FAIA Brian Frickie delivers aspirational, enduring, and inspirational leadership across the AIA at all levels. His visionary activism and collaborative, participatory style (uphold the profession’s stature... not sure on wording), elevate the organization’s relevance, and empower individual architects as leaders.
Kathleen O. Frazier, FAIA For forty years, she has revitalized the historic heart of communities in Virginia and nationwide, transforming attitudes toward the built heritage through her dedication to historic preservation, economic revitalization and community engagement. Karen Fairbanks, FAIA She shapes vibrant and equitable built environments through her designs for civic, educational and community based organizations and her leadership in the transformative education of future architects and activists.
Kathleen M. Galvin, FAIA Kathleen M. Galvin synthesizes her work as an architect, citizen and elected official, to create just, healthy places; build sustainable, connected communities; and end poverty, while inspiring young architects to answer the call to serve.
Thomas E. Greving, FAIA Thom is an extraordinary catalyst in transforming organizations, the profession and communities using a research-integrated design methodology rooted in empathy, while being accountable to meaningful and measurable outcomes for human, environmental and business resilience.
Julie Hiromoto, FAIA With remarkable vision, she harnesses architecture's power as a positive force to heal seemingly intractable social challenges, transforming architectural practice to embrace a more sustainable and evidenced based future, fostering equity and human health.
Jayesh Hariyani, FAIA Utilizes various leadership roles to advance a model for integrated design practice and contribute to mainstreaming sustainability in architecture and the development of green rating systems at national level.
Michael P. Halflants, FAIA Michael Halflants, as design principal heads an award winning design-build practice that produces innovative work responsive to South Florida's climate and culture, while helping to develop an emerging university architecture program. Keith E. Hempel, FAIA Keith Hempel has devoted his career to developing and sharing an integrated model for sustainable design, systematically achieving high performance and design excellence, regardless of budget, program, or size constraints.
Norman G.Y. Hong, FAIA A steady and principled leader for more than three decades, he has guided, protected and advanced the unique cultural and architectural character of his native Hawai'i while humbly serving his community and the profession.
David A. Hollenberg, FAIA As an architect-client, David Hollenberg has guided the creation and preservation of nationally acclaimed buildings and spaces, uniting the architecture profession’s highest aspirations for memorable placemaking, cultural significance, sustainability, effective functionality, and superior craft.
Michael H. Hsu, FAIA Michael Hsu designs for optimism. His work across a wide range of typologies combines diverse influences, materials and techniques to create a spirited architectural alchemy of unexpected and experiential solutions that both delight and inspire.
Jeffrey E. Huber, FAIA This architect is a change agent reshaping architectural design and planning policy which contribute to a resilient, equitable future.
Edward M. Jones, FAIA A pioneer in infusing environmental consciousness into thoughtful, innovative design is shared through mentorship, collegiate teaching and lectures, significantly affecting thousands in the true joy of architecture.
Diane Reicher Jacobs, FAIA She focuses the power of practice to elevate diverse voices, ignite creativity in students and empower communities to shape their futures with purpose and joy, inspiring dedicated action toward repairing our world.
Brian V. Hurttienne, FAIA Brian Hurtienne has made significant contributions to the revitalization of Detroit through his historic preservation projects, leading revisions to public policy, guiding civic organizations and becoming a developer / architect. His efforts have spurred others to invest their energy, time and money on Detroit's historic neighborhoods.
Linda N. Keane, FAIA Empowering people to engage in the wonder of the built and natural environments, this architect uses the skills of academic innovator embracing the role of Citizen Architect.
Neal E. Jones, FAIA He has successfully united nationally honored practice leadership with education by sharing techniques in practice resiliency, connecting parallel professions and creating strong community alliances to raise the profile of architecture. Brad A. Jacobson, FAIA Paving the way toward a climate positive built environment, he harnesses the power of integrated design to create inspirational buildings and shares his experience and knowledge widely.
David A. Keith, FAIA Focusing on providing individual staff the opportunity to focus on their personal goals, education and growth within each project assignment he leads firms to achieve design excellence, firm growth and economic success.
Robert Kelly, FAIA Through Leadership, skillful Innovation, and Advocacy, Robert Kelly AIA crafted comprehensive strategies and methods for large component transformation, chapter collectivism, and community impact. In doing so he established a replicable model of national significance.
William I. Kline, FAIA Through his dedication to healing those who defend our nation & preserving our nation's heritage, his career of service, professionalism and care for clients, users and professional colleagues is evident in his contributions to research in the building sciences and project delivery processes.
Hilary Kinder Bertsch, FAIA Hilary Bertsch designs the public realm through mixeduse master plans, waterfronts, and urban campuses. Her work transforms and revitalizes urban sites around the country, creating vibrant new settings authentic to local context and history.
Grace H. Kim, FAIA Inclusion is at the heart of her work, informing her contributions to the profession, academia, and community. Her approach to the profession and her work in the field of co-housing have international reach – inspiring and influencing practitioners, educators, and students alike.
Eric S. Lagerberg, FAIA We have all experienced the work of this architect, as consumers, without knowing the process and people behind the design.
Thomas A. Kubala, FAIA Through a lifelong effort to fully reflect the wholeness in architecture, a reimagined design process, reshaped design studio and modified practices unfold beautiful living buildings.
Grant C. Kirkpatrick, FAIA His work elevates the continuum of modern residential architecture by knitting together form, craft and nature to create architectural heirlooms that elevate the experience of home.
Kenneth A. Lambla, FAIA Ken Lambla advances architectural education and expands the role of architects in society through the creation of multi-disciplinary, researchbased design education programs, innovative community engagement initiatives, and sustained professional mentorship strategies.
Brian A. Lane, FAIA Demonstrating that design propels social benefit, his pursuit of regulatory reform amplifies the impact by accelerating the production of affordable housing, adding value to preservation efforts and raising the design benchmark to neighborhood buildings.
Evelyn M. Lee, FAIA Evelyn Lee is a consummate advocate for the future of architecture both within the profession and to the public. Her leadership promotes knowledge that architects, emerging and seasoned, use to excel in a changing world.
Mohammed Lawal, FAIA This broadly accomplished architect skillfully translates a community's needs into buildings that enrich those communities and promote additional investment from new sources. He is also a powerful role model and mentor introducing hundreds of BIPOC high school students to the profession and continuing to encourage and support them throughout their careers. He changes communities through his project while changing the profession through his mentorship.
Bryan Langlands, FAIA Bryan’s inspirational leadership in forwardfocused thinking, knowledgesharing and consensusbuilding elevates the national discourse on the practice of architecture for healthcare environments by advancing the delivery of care, guiding top-tier medical institutions, and influencing regulatory change.
Chere R. LeClair, FAIA Using leadership skills and advocacy practices, this architect has paved the way for more inclusivity and transformative thinking resulting in more equitable representation in the Institute and wider understanding of what it means to be an architect.
Laura A. Lesniewski, FAIA For three decades, her efforts have elevated the human experience through design, advanced industry knowledge and tools, applying resilient thinking in practice to achieve systemic change and transformative outcomes.
Daniel J. Lemieux, FAIA With a passion for building science driving his professional & volunteer life he strives to make the built environment better for everyone. Through his projects, development of industry standards, research, writing, lectures and teaching his contributions to design & construction industry have proven to be immensely valuable.
Saundra R. Little, FAIA Saundra Little is a role model and advocate for Black architects. Her equity-centered career fosters diversity within Detroit’s architectural community, reveals and celebrates previous generations' accomplishments, and establishes a roadmap of leadership for future minority architects.
Erica J. Loynd, FAIA As a national justice design expert, her work elevates conditions for disenfranchised people. She creates environments, sets new standards, and educates owners and colleagues on architecture that fosters wellness, equity, and support for people in their communities.
John Martin, FAIA John Martin is a leader in the design of student life facilities throughout the United States, focused on creating sustainable, engaging spaces that benefit both on-campus and offcampus communities at colleges and universities.
Mouzhan Majidi, FAIA His designs, leadership and passion for diversity have made a difference in the profession by creating new benchmarks in design innovation, user experience and sustainability to enhance the quality of life for people globally.
Deborah Tan Lucking, FAIA Deborah Lucking reframes the case for sustainable architecture in markets and regions where climate change skepticism hinders progress. Her analysis, design modeling, and logic alter decision-making for aviation, and cultural/civic design and among her peers.
Douglas H. McCarty, FAIA A warm, generous and enthusiastic servant leader, Doug McCarty has made a lasting impact in his community through his firm, his commitment to the East Tennessee Community Design Center, and mentorship
Janet M. Matheson, FAIA A champion for leading the documentation and preservation of Alaskan historic resources and restoring important landmark buildings and artifacts to preserve Alaska’s architectural legacy for future generations. Michael L. Marshall, FAIA He embodies the role of architect as catalyst and steward of the AfricanAmerican experience. Through projects with national and international resonance, and a practice that elevates diverse voices, he champions and inspires global inclusivity.
William J. Melby, FAIA He champions the overlooked and overwhelmed by finding ways to turn small unstaffed AIA components into robust platforms for advocacy, talent development, professional education and community service.
Paul C. Mellblom, FAIA Paul Mellblom’s focus on historically underserved people has improved lives in dozens of neighborhoods through tenacious, consistent leadership in volunteer service—and by bringing design excellence to nonprofit and pro-bono clients.
Aaron D. Neubert, FAIA Aaron Neubert’s sensitively sited and meticulously detailed architecture orchestrates poetic relationships between landscape, light, and materiality, resulting in beautifully crafted spaces that amplify the human experience and advance stewardship of the natural environment.
Renauld Deandre Mitchell, FAIA With a commitment to engaging diverse and underrepresented constituencies, this architect blends client objectives and stakeholder aspirations to create projects that gain consensus and revitalizes both communities and ideas about the profession.
Paul Milana, FAIA Regardless of the scale of the challenge, he is a skilled designer of regions, towns, neighborhoods and individual buildings. His ability to communicate a project's vision makes him a valued colleague and collaborator for clients, fellow design professionals and the global community.
Richard E. Mohler, FAIA Just, policy-driven cities are promoted through teaching, research, advocacy, and practice, building stronger connections between the profession, the academy, government, and community.
David S. Parker, FAIA Expansive knowledge of architectural and decorative arts informs the preservation of landmarks, restoration of interiors and stewardship of historic properties, uniting period significance with contemporary relevance.
Jon D. Niemuth, FAIA He changed the sports architecture practice through a project delivery methodology that integrates the disparate elements of market specific feasibility, finance, cost and design into a holistic delivery model for fiscally sustainable projects with impactful user experiences.
David H. Peabody, FAIA He pioneers passive and zero-energy building in the U.S. through practice, advocacy and collaboration to advance the design profession's leadership in the transition to an economy built on connected, energypositive buildings.
Brian D. Phillips, FAIA Brian Phillips stewards a uniquely hybrid design practice, engaging building and research through the lens of the City of Philadelphia as a laboratory for living, working and making in the twenty-first century city
Alice J. Raucher, FAIA The challenge of carrying out the vision of innovation while having the highest level of respect necessary for the historical fabric of two internationally recognized university campuses, this architect lead as an educator and design leader to create a campus community.
Donald R. Powell, FAIA Using his deep knowledge and experience in the design and operation of commercial office buildings coupled with his ability to share that knowledge with architects and clients to advance the human comfort, building performance and sustainability he has advanced this important building typology.
Stephen J. Phillips, FAIA Through his innovative integration of design research, professional practice, and community leadership -- as well as through the founding of the Cal Poly Los Angeles Metropolitan Program in Architecture and Urban Design -- he has profoundly impacted design education.
Umayal Ramanathan, FAIA Uma Ramanathan's foresight into healthcare planning has impacted the care delivery models and outcomes of the world’s leading pediatric organizations by pioneering contemporary family-centered care environments devoted to holistic healing and future generations.
Hilary M. Sample, FAIA An architect, writer, and educator, who through designing creative buildings and books, synthesizes professional practice with architectural academia in a realized playful and diverse body of work.
Pascale Sablan, FAIA Architect-activist Pascale Sablan, champions women and diverse design professionals by documenting, curating and elevating their work. The objective: to create a just profession, bring social awareness to the built environment, and empower communities through design.
James Sanders, FAIA As architect, author, and filmmaker, he has interpreted and expanded appreciation of cities through books, documentary films, and exhibitions, while enhancing the urban landscape through his own design projects.
Cathi L. Schar, FAIA As the leader of a university based, public sector teaching practice, this architect created a novel approach to engaging students, a variety of university departments and government agencies to engage students in the public good and develop a diverse platform for research supporting community projects all based on applied pedagogy and proof-ofconcept design.
Rael D. Slutsky, FAIA Internationally recognized and award-winning renderer, Rael Slutsky has collaborated with architects, contributed to the conceptual design process and outcomes on projects and competitions worldwide, elevating professional standards for AIA members through lectures, seminars, exhibits and publications.
John R. Sheehan, FAIA John Sheehan’s career has focused on producing thoughtful, sustainable, and life-affirming places for communities historically under served by the profession. Fueled by an optimistic pragmatism - his work has wrested the exemplary from the unlikely.
Rick H. Schneider, FAIA Rick Schneider leads communities to a more resilient future with bold work that emulates the regenerative cycles of nature, culture and place. A nationally recognized advocate, educator, and innovator, he advances a model of sustainable practice for architects.
Douglas Teiger, FAIA Douglas Teiger’s advocacy for humanistic business models fuels his service in AIA chapters and outreach to members. He drives diversity while empowering others to rethink business models and find balance and profitability in design practice.
Laura F. Stagner, FAIA Transforming the practice of public architecture, she has led innovative project delivery practices and shaped national policy to support collaborative teams to ensure excellence in the delivery of high performing federal architecture. James W. Simeo, FAIA He creates benchmark science and technology facilities that foster diversity and collaboration in adaptable, interactive and transdisciplinary spaces using a uniquely inclusive programming process and integrated cooperative project delivery.
Scott C. Teixeira, FAIA Protecting our heritage by creating the correct environments for the preservation of archives and creating the guidelines for designing these types of special places, this architect supports the critical mission of our cultural institutions.
Thomas J. Trenolone, FAIA With clear vision he sees Architecture as catalyst and Architects as catalysts to improve the lives of users and the vitality of communities. Through the projects he designs, thoughtful critic of the work he enables and the public outreach he initiatives the profession architectural profession is improved and the public's understanding of design is elevated."
Geoffrey C. Warner, FAIA Geoffrey C. Warner embraces Big Thinking for Small Projects. His explorations leverage design systems and prefabrication with an emphasis on craft, restraint, efficiency, and a celebratory use of resources
James A. Walbridge, FAIA His career-long leadership within AIA has successfully elevated the Institute’s service to the profession across organizational, residential practice and philanthropic domains, expanded diversity scholarships, and through his innovative leadership programs, advanced professional standards.
Fernando A. Villa, FAIA Dedication to elevating the standards for affordable and supportive housing has brought aesthetic achievement and environmentally sustainable design to projects empowering residents and challenging the stigma of this building typology.
Yann R. Weymouth, FAIA Yann Weymouth integrates science, art, and craft to create light-filled, innovative environments, distilling complex technical requirements into elegant abstract architecture, at the intersection of sustainability, resilience, and beauty, enriching user experiences and empowering their communities.
Martha L. Werenfels, FAIA "Martha Werenfels Through her knowledge of history, rigorous attention to context and detail she preserves New England's architectural history. Her thoughtful work revitalizes historic buildings to support life in the 21st century. David Wallance, FAIA Advancement of facade technology and innovative design of modular architecture provides essential tools for the realization of award-winning architecture and solving the problem of affordable and equitable housing.
Gregory C. Wiedemann, FAIA His residential work advances diverse stylistic responses to context, integrating building science and craft. His distinguished work informs his teaching which led to the adoption of a new national accreditation standard for architectural education.
2021 FELLOWS BY THE NUMBERS Candidates
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Meet the Jury 2021 Fellows Jury Profiles
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Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA (Chair, 2021 Fellows Jury) Nancy Nancy Rogo Trainer is Associate Vice President and University Architect at Drexel University, where she leads planning, design and construction, and participates in a wide range of university initiatives. Prior to joining the University in 2013, Nancy was a principal at Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates Architects and Planners and its successor firm, where her work included campus plans, museums, student centers, and libraries – design that helps build community by integrating social, strategic, and physical goals. She was a 2012-2013 William Penn Foundation Affiliated Fellow at the American Academy in Rome, and is currently an adjunct professor in Drexel's architecture program.
Mary Johnston, FAIA
Mary is an architect who has worked in Seattle, Washington for thirty years. Mary and her husband and architectural partner Ray Johnston founded Johnston Architects in 1991. Their eclectic portfolio includes libraries, multi-family projects, commercial projects, single family homes, fire stations, health care facilities and animal shelters. Their projects have won local, regional and national AIA Honor Awards. Mary graduated from Colorado College with a degree in English and holds a Masters' Degree from the University of Washington. Mary is past chair of the Seattle Design Commission and former president of AIA Seattle. She has chaired multiple AIA awards programs throughout the US. She teaches studio design classes at the University of Washington and reinforces in her students the obligation of architects to be active citizens and use their skills to make their community better.
Rebecca Lewis, FAIA Rebecca has knowledge of gerontology priorities and regulations governing healthcare architecture. She is an American College of Healthcare Architects Fellow. In 2016, Rebecca was elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Rebecca has a profound depth of knowledge in building healing communities, is a champion for programming and planning in healthcare architecture and is a rural healthcare advocate. Around the country, Rebecca speaks about new architectural approaches that improve the experience of patients and staff. As the co-chair of the AIA AAH Codes and Standards Forum from 2003 - 2018, she assisted healthcare design professionals with changes to regulations and standards. She has also participated in the development of the 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018 Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Health Care Facilities and is currently contributing to the 2022 Guidelines as a member of the Steering Committee. Rebecca’s experience working with small rural hospitals, clinics and healthcare providers has made her a much needed voice in the national arena.
RK Stewart, FAIA
RK Stewart has more than forty-five years of experience leading and managing organizations as well as multi- disciplinary teams in the public and private sectors. He received an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design from the University of Kansas and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Michigan. His professional experience includes twenty years at Gensler where he was a principal, SOM, Heller Manus and Perkins & Will. Significant projects Mr. Stewart contributed to include Olympia Centre/Chicago while with SOM; 55 Stockton while with Heller Manus; Chambers Technology Center at University of the Pacific in Stockton California while at Perkins & Will; and Renovation of the Geary Theater and San Francisco Jewish Community Center both in San Francisco while at Gensler. He currently undertakes a variety of consulting assignments. Mr. Stewart was a full-time faculty member at Louisiana State University and Mississippi State University early in his career. Currently he is a member of the adjunct faculty at University of Utah. His academic experience also includes service on nine accreditation visiting teams for the National Architectural Accreditation Board (NAAB), serving as team chair for three of those visits. His service to the profession includes extensive experience with both the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS). Mr. Stewart has served on the Board and as President of both AIA San Francisco and AIA California Council. After serving as a Director on the AIA National Board he was twice elected a National Vice President before serving as First Vice President/President Elect. In 2007 Mr. Stewart served as AIA President leading the celebration of AIA’s 150th Anniversary. During his tenure as President, he advanced sustainable design issues within AIA, hosting former Vice President Al Gore’s keynote address at the annual Convention in San Antonio. He has recently served on the ArchiPAC Steering Committee and Blue Ribbon Panel on Codes and Standards. Currently Mr. Stewart serves as co-chair of AIA Utah’s Government Affairs Committee and as a member of the College of Fellows/Honorary Fellows Juries. Having previously served on many NCARB committees, he recently served on the Resiliency Task Force and Education Committee and currently serves on the Ethics Work Group. Mr. Stewart served on the NIBS Board for six years where he was Board Chair in 2013. 58
Steven Spurlock FAIA Steven L. Spurlock is a principal at Quinn Evans Architects, an architecture, preservation and planning firm. His work includes commercial, institutional, residential and historic preservation projects. Steven received his architectural training at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, England, and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, from which he holds a BArch with distinction. Mr. Spurlock served as a member of the American Institute of Architects Washington, DC, Chapter Board, including as President in 2010. He subsequently served a three-year term (2012-2014) as a Regional Director on the National Board of AIA. Additional activities include service on the National Public Outreach Committee, an appointment to the Equity in Architecture Commission and service as a juror on the Diversity Recognition Awards Program 2017-2019. Steven currently serves on the jury for the AIA College of Fellows. Community service includes Chair of the Montgomery County, MD, Historic Preservation Commission, President of the Board of the Maryland Association of Historic District Commissions and as a board member of the National Maritime Heritage Foundation, Washington Architectural Foundation, and the Washington Conservatory of Music.
Allison Williams, FAIA
Architect Allison Grace Williams amassed an international portfolio of large scale civic, cultural and research works in her forty years of practice as a design leader with SOM, Perkins+Will and AECOM. Williams is best known for her inventive instincts and leadership that generated award-winning buildings bridging culture, technology and the environment, and conveying the values and traditions of audience and place. Williams’ most successful projects transcend the buildings themselves which, as they age, continue to evolve as a narrative on relevant issues. Notably, her work includes The August Wilson Center (Pittsburgh PA), the Health and Sciences Campus for Princess Abdulrahman University for Women (Saudi Arabia), CREATE (in Singapore), the US Port of Entry at Calexico (Calexico, CA), a GSA Design Excellence Commission, as well as research laboratories for NASA Langley and NASA Ames. In 2017 Williams founded AGWms_studio. Design consulting for clients, frequent lectures, occasional studio teaching, design competition and awards juries, pro bono activities, and making art, building and inventing are the firms’ mainstay. Williams is an adjunct lecturer at Stanford University, is currently the Joseph Esherick Distinguished Visiting Professor at Berkeley’s CED and was a two-term Visiting Committee Chair at Harvard GSD. She served as a juror for the 2019 COTE (Committee on the Environment) Top Ten Design Awards, the 2020 Architecture at Zero Design Competition and was a member of the interdisciplinary jury for the Chouteau Greenway Design Competition in St. Louis. Williams delivered the keynote address at NOMA’s 2019 Conference in Brooklyn NY. Williams holds an M.Arch from UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design, a BA in the Practice of Art, also from Berkeley, and was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard GSD. She was elevated to Fellowship in 1997, and in 2015 was named Berkeley CED’s Distinguished Alumni in Architecture. In 2018, Williams was awarded The Norma Sklarek Award in Architecture by the AIACC and recently joined the Board of Directors for Designing Justice Designing Spaces (DJDS). 60
Anna Wu, FAIA
Anna Wu currently serves as the Associate Vice Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She held the position of University Architect from 2001 to February 2019 and, in this role, led a team of professionals, including architects, planners, landscape architect and engineers responsible for campus planning and design project management. Her office executed Carolina’s $2.3 billion capital program encompassing the renovation of over thirty buildings, addition of over seven million square feet of new construction, and expansion and renewal of prominent campus open spaces. As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities Services she directs a team responsible for the planning, design, construction, engineering, maintenance and operations of the University’s academic buildings, research facilities, residence halls, grounds and landscapes. Anna has presented at numerous regional and national SCUP conferences and served as panelist at the 2009 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit. She is an active member of the Association of University Architects serving as president in 2015/16. Anna Wu received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters in Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She was elected to the College of Fellows in 2009.
2021 Young Architects Award Winners The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their career
Mark M. Bacon, AIA Mark Bacon elevates the role of architect at the confluence of practitioner and educator. His design leadership instills optimism— in the next generation and through his built work— enriching communities with an engaging human experience.
Jack Becker, AIA Having received degrees from Cornell and Harvard, fourth generation architect Jack Becker has sought to gain experience in development and construction as well as architecture to enhance his design abilities.
Katelyn Chapin, AIA Katelyn Chapin is a community builder, advancing the profession through community focused leadership, advocacy, and mentorship, engaging clients in meaningful collaboration through team-building activities, and inspiring the next generation of architects through K-12 enrichment programming.
Patricia Culley, AIA Committed to advancing design excellence through knowledge sharing by regularly speaking to industry professionals, students and the community on design, sustainability, biophilic design and equity.
Michael Alan Davis, AIA Michael Davis integrates practice, service, and mentorship to advance the profession of architecture in East Tennessee. Michael’s portfolio of award-winning projects features innovative and responsive design solutions that are inspired by a sense of place.
Cody Henderson, AIA Cody Henderson is an unrelenting force of leadership, energy, and infectious enthusiasm for the architectural profession within the St. Louis Chapter, community, and surrounding region. Adam Harding, AIA Adam Harding has proven to be a leader in the Colorado and Western US design communities, tirelessly working to build a culture of belonging to strengthen the professional practice through mentoring, volunteering, and community leadership.
Jeffrey Guggenheim, AIA Jeff Guggenheim is a founder and principal of an award winning design studio. As a local and national AIA leader, he enthusiastically advocates for small firms and sole practitioners. Myer Harrell, AIA Myer is widely recognized as a trusted industry leader in sustainability, drawing on his teaching, research, and volunteer service to inspire commercial design practice.
Dagmara Larsen, AIA "Dagmara Larsen, AIA, LEED AP, principal at MSR Design, has dedicated her career to designing equitable, sustainable, human-centric projects for a wide range of organizations and individual clients, resulting in numerous national and regional awards."
Desmond Johnson, AIA The one-time youngest architect in Georgia and one of the youngest Black architects in America, Desmond has earned seats at some of the most transformative tables, where he advocates for diversity within a homogenous industry.
Amanda Loper, AIA Amanda has contributed significantly to addressing San Francisco’s affordable housing crisis. She shares and adapts her pragmatic, innovative strategies to help other cities effectively solve their own affordable housing crises and to enhance urban livability.
Adrienne Cali Magners, AIA Passionately advocating for the future of the profession, Brynnemarie Lanciotti, AIA, leads the institute through teaching leadership, mentorship, and communication skills to help elevate and support new leaders.
Danielle McDonough, AIA Danielle is dedicated to helping mission-driven organizations achieve effective change for the betterment of the communities they serve, whether serving in organizational leadership roles or in the field through excellence in design and construction administration.
Jonathan Moody, AIA Jonathon approaches architecture with a focused mission—to bring transformational design to underserved communities, to educate and mentor underserved youth toward careers in architecture, and to become, a visible, present servant in underserved communities.
Jennifer Park, AIA Teaching and practice are fundamental and inseparable to me. Through both I endeavor to contribute to new forms of engagement in architecture and shape equitable pathways for the next generation of creative thinkers and architects.
Matthew Thornton, AIA Matthew Thornton combines pragmatic ingenuity with enthusiastic passion for design and life-long learning to create unconventional, beautifully executed schools that enrich the minds of our next generation in rural Ozark communities.
Matt Toddy, AIA Matt is a champion for collaborative innovation in practice, mentoring future generations of architects, and engaging the community to advance the profession. His passionate leadership inspires, empowers, and elevates architects across the nation.
Daniel Yudchitz, AIA As a Senior Design Architect at LEO A DALY, Dan brings a hands-on approach. He has honed this approach to focus on design strategies that maximize economy and performance through impactful forms and spaces. Danielle Tillman, AIA Danielle Tillman finds fulfillment advocating for youth, diversity and inclusion, and community. A member of a unique group of licensed African American women architects, Tillman strives to break ground, literally and figuratively, with each project.
Contributors to the College of Fellows Fund 2020 Calendar Year The AIA College of Fellows is grateful to everyone who contributed in 2020 to support the College of Fellows Fund. Your generosity is genuinely appreciated, especially during such a trying year. Your gifts are extremely important to the College as they allow as to continue to and increase support for our Mission and three primary Goals: 1. Promote Research and Scholarly Work 2. Mentor Young Architects and Emerging Professionals 3. Sustain the College On behalf of those who benefit from your donations, especially those who will become Fellows and the AIA leaders of tomorrow, the College of Fellows Executive Committee and all Fellows thank you for your generous donations! Peter Kuttner, FAIA, 2020 Chancellor
ANNUAL DONATIONS IN 2020 (CONTRIBUTIONS OF $1,000 OR MORE SHOWN IN BOLDFACE) ALABAMA
Major Holland, FAIA
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA James Foster, FAIA
Jack DeBartolo, FAIA David Scheatzle, FAIA Henry Tom, FAIA
Navy Banvard, FAIA Barbara Bestor, FAIA Lance Bird, FAIA Gregory Blackburn, FAIA
David Body, FAIA John Caldwell, FAIA Jeanne Chen, FAIA Annie Chu, FAIA Andrew Cupples, FAIA Clare Day, FAIA Albert Dorman, FAIA Betsey Dougherty, FAIA Brian Dougherty, FAIA Michael Enomoto, FAIA Cassandra Ensberg, FAIA Thomas Fowler, FAIA Norman Garden, FAIA Debra Gerod, FAIA Manuel Gonzalez, FAIA Eric Haesloop, FAIA Richard Heinz, FAIA Charles Higueras, FAIA Mark Horton, FAIA Kurt Hunker, FAIA Ted Hyman, FAIA Donald Jacobs, FAIA Harry Jacobs, FAIA Alice Kimm, FAIA Douglas Lowe, FAIA
William Mahan, FAIA Michael Malinowski, FAIA Clark Manus, FAIA Michael Martin, FAIA Dennis McFadden, FAIA David Montalba, FAIA Herbert Nadel, FAIA Nick Noyes, FAIA Alix O'Brien, FAIA Dennis Paoletti, FAIA Kenneth Radtkey, FAIA Ronald Radziner, FAIA Kenneth Rodrigues, FAIA John Ruffo, FAIA Lee Salin, FAIA William Schmalz, FAIA Gene Schnair, FAIA Joey Shimoda, FAIA James Spencer, FAIA Janet Tam, FAIA Warren Techentin, FAIA Joel Tomei, FAIA Anil Verma, FAIA Christopher Wasney, FAIA Lester Wertheimer, FAIA 65
F. Michael Ayles, FAIA John Franzen, FAIA Glenn Gregg, FAIA Jonathan Humble, FAIA Carroll Lawler, FAIA
John Jeronimo, FAIA Daniel Kirby, FAIA Roy Knight, FAIA Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA Chad Oppenheim, FAIA Ted Pappas, FAIA Kevin Ratigan, FAIA Miguel Rodriguez, FAIA John Rogers, FAIA William Rose, FAIA Clemens Schaub, FAIA Lourdes Solera, FAIA Natividad Soto, FAIA John Tice, FAIA Enrique Woodroffe, FAIA Robert Yohe, FAIA Donald Yoshino, FAIA
Alison Whitelaw, FAIA Robert Yudell, FAIA Francis Zwart, FAIA
Cornelius DuBois, FAIA Larry Friedberg, FAIA Alan Gass, FAIA Mary Morissette, FAIA Marvin Sparn, FAIA
Anthony Barnes, FAIA Larry Barr, FAIA William Bonstra, FAIA Ralph Cunningham, FAIA Mark Gilliand, FAIA David Haresign, FAIA Jonathan Herz, FAIA Aram Kailian , FAIA Jeffrey Lee, FAIA Lenore Lucey, FAIA John Pearce, FAIA Andrew Pressman, FAIA Lee Quill, FAIA Brenda Sanchez, FAIA Steven Spurlock, FAIA Terri Stewart, Hon AIA James Voelzke, FAIA
John Barley, FAIA Ellis Bullock, FAIA Gregory Burke, FAIA Nathan Butler, FAIA Charles Clary, FAIA Andres Duany, FAIA John Ehrig, FAIA John Forbes, FAIA Jacquelyn Hale, FAIA William Hercules, FAIA 66
Antonin Aeck, FAIA Mark Levine, FAIA C. Andrew McLean, FAIA
Dwight Mitsunaga, FAIA Carol Sakata, FAIA
Terry Allers, FAIA Michael Broshar, FAIA Bernard Jones, FAIA Gregory Palermo, FAIA
Jack Smith, FAIA
Roula Alakiotou, FAIA Joseph Antunovich, FAIA Philip Castillo, FAIA David Chasco, FAIA Renee Doktorczyk, FAIA David Eckmann, FAIA Peter Ellis, FAIA Neil Frankel, FAIA Carl Giegold, FAIA Gaines Hall, FAIA David Hovey, FAIA
Helmut Jahn, FAIA Walker Johnson, FAIA Helen Kessler, FAIA Andrew Mendelson, FAIA Paul O'Shea, FAIA Leonard Peterson, FAIA David Urschel, FAIA
Anthony Costello, FAIA Donald Sporleder, FAIA
Robert Condia, FAIA Wendy Ornelas, FAIA
Michael Bell, FAIA Jesse Cannon, FAIA Raymond Post, FAIA
Janette Blackburn, FAIA Peter Chermayeff, FAIA David Chilinski, FAIA Tom Chung, FAIA Leland Cott, FAIA Yanel De Angel Salas, FAIA Diane Georgopulos, FAIA Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA Mark Hutker, FAIA Margo Jones, FAIA Thomas Kearns, FAIA Peter Kuttner, FAIA Nancy Ludwig, FAIA Paul Lukez, FAIA John Miller, FAIA Richard Renner, FAIA William Ruhl, FAIA Mardelle Shepley, FAIA Peter Vieira, FAIA
Harold Adams, FAIA Lawrence Murphy Antoine, FAIA Laurin Askew, FAIA Kathy Dixon, FAIA Carl Elefante, FAIA
Contributors to the College of Fellows Fund 2020 Calendar Year Suzanne Frasier, FAIA Jordan Goldstein, FAIA Amy Gould, FAIA Luanne Greene, FAIA Michelle Honey, FAIA Edward Hord, FAIA Sami Kirkdil, FAIA Thomas Liebel, FAIA David Metzger, FAIA Stephen Parker, AIA Alan Reed, FAIA Albert Rubeling, FAIA Walter Schamu, FAIA Kevin Sneed, FAIA Randy Steiner, FAIA Karl Stumpf, FAIA David Wright, FAIA
Gianne Conard, FAIA
John Allegretti, FAIA Craig Borum, FAIA Tamara Burns, FAIA Timothy Casai, FAIA John Castellana, FAIA James Chaffers, FAIA Alan Cobb, FAIA Michael Corby, FAIA Brian Craig, FAIA Jan Culbertson, FAIA Paul Dannels, FAIA Damian Farrell, FAIA Robert Greager, FAIA Sharon Haar, FAIA C. Richard Hall, FAIA Rainy Hamilton, FAIA William Hartman, FAIA Cynthia Hayward, FAIA Eric Hill, FAIA
Eugene Hopkins, FAIA Paul Johnson, FAIA Dennis King, FAIA Elisabeth Knibbe, FAIA Sandra Laux , FAIA Carl Luckenbach, FAIA Thomas Mathison, FAIA Charles Merz, FAIA Arnold Mikon, FAIA Mark Nickita , FAIA M. Celeste Novak, FAIA Constantine Pappas, FAIA J. Stuart Pettitt, FAIA Dan Pitera, FAIA Cynthia Pozolo, FAIA Daniel Redstone, FAIA David Richards, FAIA Carl Roehling, FAIA Louis A (Gino) Rossetti, FAIA Matt Rossetti, FAIA Victor Saroki, FAIA David Schervish, FAIA Betty Seydler-Hepworth, FAIA Gary Skog, FAIA Arthur Smith, FAIA Leslie Tincknell, FAIA Benedetto Tiseo, FAIA Ilene Tyler, FAIA Paul Urbanek, FAIA Stephen Vogel, FAIA Robert Ziegelman, FAIA Dawn Zuber, FAIA
Thomas DeAngelo, FAIA Thomas Hysell, FAIA Edward Kodet, FAIA Sarah Nettleton, FAIA Julia Robinson, FAIA David Salmela, FAIA Bruce Wright, FAIA
Stephen Abend, FAIA Brandon Dake, FAIA Kevin Flynn, FAIA Kirk Gastinger, FAIA Karl Grice, FAIA James Kolker, FAIA Nicholas Peckham, FAIA
Anne Decker , FAIA Roy Decker, FAIA
NORTH CAROLINA Chris Brasier, FAIA Clymer Cease, FAIA Harvey Gantt, FAIA Bruce Johnson, FAIA Alan McGuinn, FAIA Kevin Montgomery, FAIA Charles Travis, FAIA Kevin Utsey, FAIA
Deon Bahr, FAIA Douglas Wignall, FAIA Dan Worth, FAIA
John Clarke, FAIA Robert Cozzarelli, FAIA Glenn Goldman, FAIA S. Klatskin, FAIA Gary Lapera, FAIA David West, FAIA
Glenn Fellows, FAIA Richard Pugh, FAIA Tina Reames, FAIA Roger Schluntz, FAIA 67
Joan Blumenfeld, FAIA John Klai, FAIA Charles Kubat, FAIA Jonathan Sparer, FAIA Edward Vance, FAIA
Joseph Aliotta, FAIA Raymond Beeler, FAIA Donald Blair, FAIA Heidi Blau, FAIA Louise Braverman, FAIA Mary Burnham, FAIA Katherine Chia, FAIA Brendan Coburn, FAIA Joseph Coppola, FAIA Theoharis David, FAIA Howard Decker, FAIA Stephanie Gelb, FAIA Rocco Giannetti, FAIA Mark Ginsberg, FAIA Joann Gonchar, FAIA Fanny Gong, FAIA Martin Harms, FAIA Kelly Hayes-McAlonie, FAIA Stephan Jaklitsch, FAIA Stephen Johnson, FAIA Pablo Laguarda, FAIA Patricia Lancaster-Brown, FAIA Scott Marble, FAIA Laurie Maurer, FAIA James McCullar, FAIA George Miller, FAIA Kirk Narburgh, FAIA Michael Plottel, FAIA Raymond Plumey, FAIA Ann Rolland, FAIA Harry Rutledge, FAIA Paul Segal, FAIA Robert Shibley, FAIA John Sorrenti, FAIA Barbara Spandorf, FAIA John Tarantino, FAIA Bernard Tschumi, FAIA Samuel White, FAIA Robert Whitlock, FAIA
Jack Bialosky, FAIA Robert Fiala, FAIA Timothy Hawk, FAIA Donald Horn, FAIA Judson Kline, FAIA Robert Loversidge, FAIA Hal Munger, FAIA Carole Olshavsky, FAIA Norbert Peiker, FAIA John Rogers, FAIA Charles Schreckenberger, FAIA Bruce Sekanick, FAIA Stephen Sharp, FAIA Terence Sullivan, FAIA Thomas T. Zung, FAIA
Fred Schmidt, FAIA
Roderick Ashley, FAIA Paula Baker-Laporte, FAIA William Seider, FAIA Jan Willemse, FAIA
William Bates, FAIA Sylvester Damianos, FAIA Frank Dittenhafer, FAIA Jeff Goldstein, FAIA Don Jones, FAIA Emanuel Kelly, FAIA Samuel Olshin, FAIA Michael Prifti, FAIA David Riz, FAIA James Wentling, FAIA
SOUTH CAROLINA Lynn Craig, FAIA Williston Dye, FAIA Frank Lucas, FAIA David Moore , FAIA D. Rogers, FAIA Michael Watson, FAIA Brian Wurst, FAIA
David Powell, FAIA Mark Weaver, FAIA
William Adams, FAIA Dror Baldinger, FAIA Bernard Bortnick, FAIA Robert Bullis, FAIA Laurence Burns, FAIA Brent Byers, FAIA Nunzio DeSantis, FAIA Jeffrey Fetzer, FAIA Hollye Fisk, FAIA Nonya Grenader, FAIA Daniel Hart, FAIA H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA Robert Jackson, FAIA Lance Josal, FAIA Paul Kinnison, FAIA Lisa Lamkin, FAIA David Lind, FAIA Michael Malone, FAIA Gerald Moorhead, FAIA Robert Morris, FAIA John Mullen, FAIA John Nyfeler, FAIA Roksan Okan-Vick, FAIA Gregory Roberts, FAIA Dale Selzer, FAIA Ronald Skaggs, FAIA Jeffrey Stouffer, FAIA James Susman, FAIA B. Teske, FAIA James Tittle, FAIA Thomas Wurtz, FAIA
Jeanne Jackson, FAIA Roger Jackson, FAIA Allen Roberts, FAIA RK Stewart, FAIA Michael Stransky, FAIA
Paul Barkley, FAIA Robert Boynton, FAIA
Contributors to the College of Fellows Fund 2020 Calendar Year John Burns, FAIA R. Corey Clayborne, FAIA Helene Dreiling, FAIA Michael Foster, FAIA Lori Garrett, FAIA Joseph Lahendro, FAIA Robert Mills, FAIA Jane Rathbone, FAIA M. Rinehart, FAIA Robert Sponseller, FAIA Robert Steele, FAIA Nicholas Vlattas, FAIA Ashley Wilson, FAIA
VERMONT Brian Mac, FAIA WASHINGTON
Karen Braitmayer, FAIA Henry Hardnett, FAIA John Harrison, FAIA L. Hastings, FAIA Lorne McConachie, FAIA Rachel Minnery, FAIA Burcin Moehring, FAIA Steven Shiver, FAIA James Suehiro, FAIA Scott Wolf, FAIA
WISCONSIN Arlan Kay, FAIA Lisa Kennedy, FAIA Judith Kinnard, FAIA WYOMING
Bruce Hawtin, FAIA
INTERNATIONAL Erik L'Heureux, FAIA Murat Soygenis, FAIA
Matt Toddy, AIA
Recipient of the 2021 AIA Young Architect Award
"I am incredibly grateful to the college of fellows and its members for their investment of time, energy, and mentorship in my career. I have a platform and a voice because of how they have so graciously used theirs."
AIA College of Fellows
The Fellows Collection The College is pleased to offer the following items for purchase!
Place yo ur o rder online here. A ny q uestio ns can be d irec ted to co f@a ia .org .
A. 10K GOLD FILLED COF | SMALL LAPEL PIN | $58 B. 10K GOLD FILLED COF | LARGE LAPEL PIN | $170 C. 10K GOLD PLATED COF | CUFF-LINKS | $150 D. SIX PANEL BLACK POLYCOTTON BLEND TWILL CAP w/ EMBROIDERED COF LOGO ONE SIZE FITS ALL | $20 E. COF T-SHIRT| $20 F. GOLD-PLATED COF EARRINGS | $105 G. GOLD- PLATED COF NECKLACE | $150 H. COF WATER BOTTLE | $15 I. COF COFFEE MUG | $20
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS
CELEBRATING 69 YEARS OF MOVING THE PROFESSION FORWARD