The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows Directory of Former Chancellors 2018 The American Institute of Architects 1735 New York Ave NW Washington, DC 20006-5292
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.
Ted P. Pappas, FAIA 24
Frank E. Lucas, FAIA 25
William A. Rose, Jr., FAIA 9
Carole J. Olshavsky, FAIA 26
L. Jane Hastings, FAIA 10
Donald J. Hackl, FAIA 27
John A. Busby, FAIA 11
Edward J. Kodet, FAIA 28
Thomas H. Teasdale, FAIA 12
Chester A. Widom, FAIA 29
Robert T. Coles, FAIA 13
Norman L. Koonce, FAIA 30
Ellis W. Bullock, FAIA 14
Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA 31
Jack DeBartolo, FAIA 15
William J. Stanley III, FAIA 32
Harold Adams, FAIA 16
Albert W. Rubeling Jr., FAIA 33
James D. Tittle, FAIA 17
John R. Sorrenti, FAIA 34
Robert A. Odermatt, FAIA 18
Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA 35
Harold Roth, FAIA 19 C. James Lawler, FAIA 20 Sylvester Damianos, FAIA 21 Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA 22 Lawrence J. Leis, FAIA 23
Chancellors of the 37 College of Fellows 1952-Present
Foreward Avatars of Professionalism It’s an honor to part the curtains to deliver the prologue to a remarkable production. It’s also a challenge: How in a few brief paragraphs to suggest what has brought those profiled in these pages to the highest levels of achievement and honor within the profession. Best to step out of the way and get on with it; let them speak for themselves. Yet, I do have somewhat of a leg up. Over the years—first as a young architect, then as a member of the AIA Board, as editor in chief of Architectural Record, and now as the AIA’s EVP/CEO—I have had the privilege of learning from and working with a surprising number of the women and men who appear in this Directory. Of these, Norman Koonce, FAIA, and Raymond “Skipper” Post, FAIA step forward. They have pride of place because each is a recognized leader in the part of the world I come from. Like me, both served on the AIA’s national Board as Gulf States Regional Directors, which is how I came to know them. First Norman, then Skipper, were examples to follow and learn from as I charted my own path in the profession. What I saw in Norman and, later, in Skipper were leaders who showed an unflagging generosity. Both exuded a confident but open demeanor that welcomed me and other young architects into an ever-widening circle of professional colleagues and friends. But the lessons learned went even deeper than that. The way Norman and Skipper met the world, how they carried themselves, and their confidence that architects could make a positive difference was a model of what I wanted to become. I looked up to both as avatars of professionalism. Still do. The more I thought about this as I sat down to write, the more it became clear that for all their differences—and they are different—the men and women profiled in this book in fact share these same traits: confidence, an openness, a willingness to meet the world coupled with a quality of will or force to get things done—all these plus generosity to what we now call “emerging professionals.” What you are about to read in the pages is a history, yes, but more than that, it’s a primer for the young women and men who would be architects. Read it to be inspired. Read it for the qualities of dedicated, mentoring leadership that shaped me as a young architect. Then forge your own path as you are transformed and help to transform this amazing profession.
Robert Ivy, FAIA Chief Executive Officer/EVP
Being asked to write a preface for almost anything is an honor, but to be asked to do so for this latest edition of the Directory of Former Chancellors of the AIA College of Fellows rises to another level. Fellowship by itself is one of the most significant accolades an architect might receive during his or her career as it indicates recognition of having made a difference in our illustrious profession. And to have further served as a Chancellor of the College places one amidst those who have sought to lead it into even greater areas of service. The stories of those who follow indicate the highest qualities of interest and leadership not only in their profession, but in their communities, their schools and their country. They serve as beacons of inspiration to all who value the ideals of service.
William A. Rose, Jr., FAIA The 28th Chancellor of The AIA College of Fellows
William A. Rose, Jr., FAIA Vero Beach, Florida Term: December 1989 to December 1990
William A. Rose, Jr., FAIA The 28th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
illiam A. Rose, Jr., FAIA, became a partner in the White Plains, NY firm of Rose, Beaton & Rose, Architect and Engineers, in 1969. The firm specialized in high technology building projects for such companies as AT&T, Grumman Aerospace, IBM, New York University, and many of the Bell System affiliates, winning design awards for many of them. Upon the merger of the firm into Einhorn Yaffee Prescott in 1993, Rose became a principal in EYP, retiring in 1997. He became active in the AlA immediately upon his joining in 1969 and served as President of the Westchester Chapter in 1976, President of the NY State Association of Architects, AlA, in 1978, Regional Director of the AlA in 1979, and Vice President in 1982. While on the AlA Board he served on the Government Affairs Commission and chaired the AlA Research Corporation. He has been awarded his Chapter’s Gold Medal, and NYSAA’s Kideney and DelGaudio awards for service.
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Rose was elevated to fellowship in 1981 and subsequently served on the COF nominating committee in 1985. He was elected to the office of Bursar of the Executive Committee of the College of Fellows in 1987 and Chancellor-elect in 1989. During his term as Chancellor in 1990, he conducted a wellattended forum on minority under-representation in the profession, bringing the issues to the attention of the Institute in the process. Long active in community affairs, Rose has served as chairman or president: of Mercy College (from which he received an honorary doctorate in 1997), the Harvard Club of Westchester, the YMCA of Greater New York Schools Branch, the White Plains City Council and as a director on various hospital and civic boards. An avid golfer, he is a past-president of Winged Foot GC, a member of the Royal & Ancient GC of St. Andrews, Scotland, and served as chairman of the US Amateur in 2004. In addition, he co-founded the biennial RIBA-AIA golf tournament in 1977.
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L. Jane Hastings, FAIA Seattle, Washington Term: December 1991 to December 1992
L. Jane Hastings, FAIA The 30th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ane became active in the AlA as a student in 1951, before graduating in 1952 from the University of Washington. She left school with a Tau Sigma Delta key and the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. Licensed in ‘53, NCARB ‘58, fulfilling her dream as a nine year old of being an architect. Special was participating in the 1953 Seattle AlA Convention, long remaining an AlA favorite. Leaving her position at Boeing, working with experimental projects, she traveled to Europe for two years of work and travel. Returning in 1956, employed by large and small firms, her real AlA committment started as co-chair of the ‘58 NW Region’s meeting. Next, managing the AlA booth for the 1962 Seattle’s Century 21 world’s fair, then Chapter President in ‘75. It was the beginning of a number of “first woman” roles, and trips to our D.C. headquarters. First, a juror for Honor Awards ‘80, then School Awards ‘81, plus Regional Director, ‘82-’85, returning in ‘86. The International Relations Committee 1987-1991 followed with the COF ExCom, starting in 1988 to Chancellor 1992.
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Together with her husband, the late Prof. Norman Johnston, FAIA, the 2nd edition of “A History and Directory of the College of Fellows,” was revised and expanded. Hastings and Johnston also shared the Leslie N. Boney “Spirit of Fellowship Award,” 2003. Private practice, ‘59 became “The Hastings Group Architects” ‘74, also the oldest woman owned firm in the state. Residential work expanded to include campus, airport, historical, commercial and bridge projects, resulting in local and national design awards. This was balanced with teaching part-time, lecturing, serving on committees and leadership awards to accompany her FAlA ‘80, Seattle Medal ‘95, and NW & Pacific Medal of Honor in 2002. Traveling included UIFAfrom ‘69 to present, and AWIU, (American Women for International Understanding) resulting in colleague friendships around the world. As a Chinese and Soviet government’s guest, insight was gained enriching her views during years of global adventures to over 100 countries. Jane is currently working on her memoirs.
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John Busby, FAIA Atlanta, Georgia Term: December 1992 to December 1993
John Busby, FAIA The 31st Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ohn Busby, FAIA joined the AIA in the early 1960s. He served as president of the Atlanta chapter in 1974 and president of AIA Georgia in 1978. He was a director for the South Atlantic Region and served on the national Board of Directors from 1980 through 1982. He was a member of the Practice and Design Commission, Codes and Standards Committee, Communication Commission, Life Safety Task Force, Institute Structure Task Force, and Finance Committee.
Following his presidency, Busby was the AIA’s representative on the National Architectural Accrediting Board and served as its president in 1990. In 1990, he served as the 31st Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows. In 2009, AIA Atlanta honored him by establishing the John A. Busby, FAIA, Medal to be awarded to a young architect who has been active in the community and professional affairs.
In 1983, Busby was elected an Institute Vice President. At the 1984 convention in Phoenix, he was elected ﬁrst Vice President/President-elect for 1985. He was inaugurated as the AIA’s 62nd president at the State Department Auditorium in Washington, D.C., in December 1985.
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Thomas H. Teasdale, FAIA Kirkwood, Missouri Term: December 1993 to December 1994
Thomas H. Teasdale, FAIA The 32nd Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
n honors graduate of the Washington University (St. Louis) School of Architecture in 1956, Tom Teasdale, FAIA dedicated much of his career to serving his profession through a strong commitment to the AIA. He enjoyed a three year term on the AIA Board of Directors and was elected AIA Vice President in 1980. During these years Tom served as Chair of the Practice and Design Commission and was a member of the Institute’s Planning Committee, the Long Range Planning Committee and the Professional Ethics Task Force. In 1981 Tom initiated and chaired a national task force to study the “Economics and Compensation of the Architectural Profession.” This same year he was a member of a National Architectural Accreditation Board School Evaluation Team. Tom was elevated to Fellowship in 1980 and served as Chancellor of the College of Fellows in 1994.
Club of St. Louis. He was honored to receive the 1980 George I. Barnett Award from the Missouri Council of Architects for his outstanding contributions to the profession. Tom received the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Washington University School of Architecture in 2000, and in 2006, AIA St. Louis presented him with the chapter’s prestigious Gold Honor Award . In his hometown of Kirkwood, Missouri, Tom has served as chair of the Architectural Review Board, as a member of the Board of Adjustment and the Urban Planning Design Team. He was named an Architect Advisor to the Kirkwood Library Expansion Program. Tom is a member of the St. Clair Health Center Advisory Board and he currently serves as an Executive Fellow to a mentoring program at the University of Missouri, St Louis.
Tom is a past president of AIA St. Louis, the Executive Association of St. Louis and the Rotary
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Robert T. Coles, FAIA Buffalo, New York Term: December 1994 to March 1995
Robert T.Coles, FAIA The 33rd Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
obert T. Coles, FAIA joined the American Institute of Architects in 1961. At the 1968 conference held in Portland, OR, Coles heard civil rights leader and fellow University of Minnesota alumnus Whitney Young issue his famous keynote address, challenging the architectural profession to become more engaged and involved in the urban crisis. Inspired by Young’s challenge, Coles himself became active in a variety of social causes, using advocacy architecture for the overall improvement of the Buffalo community. His efforts included starting the Community Planning Assistance Center of Western New York and the Eastside Community Action Organization. Coles served as AIA’s deputy vice president of minority affairs from 1974-1976. In that position, he introduced programs aimed at increasing the opportunities available to minority architects, receiving an honorary Doctorate of Letters from Medaille College in 1977 recognizing his leadership. Because of his continued commitment to social equality in the architectural profession, Coles was awarded the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Citation in 1981 and was elevated to Fellowship that same year.
as a visiting professor and lecturer at several colleges and universities. In 1989, Coles made what he felt was his most significant contribution to architecture when, as Langston Hughes Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Kansas, his inaugural lecture, “Black Architects, An Endangered Species” was published as a guest editorial in Progressive Architecture. Between 1990 and 1995, he was an Associate Professor in Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. He was also a member of the College of Fellows Executive Committee from 1990-1994, elected as Chancellor in 1994. As Chancellor, he sought to advance an “Urban Agenda,” which would involve the College in solving the problems existing in the inner cities. Among his many awards was the Fellows Award from the New York State AIA in 2011 for exemplifying the philosophy of Mentorship within the profession. Concerned with the decreasing number of African Americans in the profession, he continues his efforts to encourage young students to consider a career in architecture.
In the 1980s and 90s, while continuing his practice in Buffalo, Washington, D.C. and New York City, Coles served
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Ellis W.Bullock, FAIA Pensacola, Florida Term: March 1995 to December 1996
Ellis W. Bullock, FAIA The 34th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
llis W. Bullock, Jr., FAIA, founded Bullock Tice Associates in Pensacola, Florida in 1958. The firm, Bullock Tice Architects, is now in their third generation, practicing primarily in institutional, and governmental projects. His Bachelor of Architecture is from Auburn University. He joined the AIA in 1958, with a personal commitment to serve and give back to the profession. He has served on scores of committees, commissions, and juries for AIA/ Florida as a Chapter and State President, chairing the convention and design awards jury and leading the move of the Puerto Rico Chapter from New York to Florida. He was awarded the Florida Gold Medal and the Pullara Award. Elected to the national board, was regional director Florida/Caribbean, elected AIA Vice-President, and served as regent of the American Architectural Foundation. Elevated to the College of Fellows in 1981, served three years on the COF jury and as Chancellor from 1995-96. During his tenure, the College founded the Young Architects Forum.
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Active in education, he was a member of the NAAB. He has been a guest speaker, lecturer and juror at various universities and AIA components. He served on both Auburn and Floridaâ€™s University Architectural Faculty Advisory Boards, and a member of the Deanâ€™s Search Committee, College of Architecture Auburn University. Bullock served as Florida representative to the NCARB, and has chaired the Florida Board or Architecture and Interior Design. He also contributed to his community serving on zoning and appeals boards, and chairing the local State Historical Commission. Since retirement he has continued a limited practice as expert witness for the defense in design and construction litigation. He and his late wife, Ann, have four sons (two of whom are architects) and ten grandchildren. He enjoys fly fishing in Montana, hunting, pastel painting, and life on the great Gulf Coast.
608 Bayshore Dr. | Pensacola, FL32507
Jack DeBartolo, FAIA Phoenix, Arizona Term: December 1996 to December 1997
Jack DeBartolo, FAIA The 35th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ack DeBartolo, FAIA was born in Youngstown, OH in 1938. He married his wife Patsy in Houston, TX, in 1958 and they have three married children, two daughters, one son and 10 grandchildren. Jack’s keen eye for design and aesthetics led him to the University of Houston where he received his Bachelors of Architecture Degree in 1962. He attended Columbia University earning his MArch, with honors in 1963. Jack is the recipient of the William Kinne Fellows Traveling Fellowship for study in Europe. As a design team leader (Caudill team) at the renowned architectural firm, Caudill Rowlett Scott (CRS), Jack’s leadership, tenacity and dedication to design earned more than 30 design awards including the national award winning CRS corporate headquarters. In 1973-95 Jack became a founding partner and design principal/president of Anderson DeBartolo Pan in Tucson, AZ. Jack continued as design team leader for ADP until 1995 with just over 300 employees and 90 design awards when ADP was acquired.
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In 1995, Jack formed the design studio of DeBartolo Architects Ltd in Phoenix, AZ. He and his son Jack3, later joined forces further developing the practice that completed 20 projects and earned more than 20 design awards by 2008. The firm recieved the Firm Award by AIA Arizona that same year. Professionally, Jack has been involved at every level of the Institute, having served on the board of the Tucson Chapter, and later serving two terms as the president of the Arizona Society of Architects. Jack was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1983, served on the AIA College of Fellows Jury (chairing in his third year) and served as Chancellor of the College of Fellows in 1997. That same year Jack established the Chancellor’s Cup golf tournament and was awarded the Western Mountain Region’s Silver Medal. With more than 50 years in architecture and design, Jack has built a life on faith, family and design. Jack and Patsy have been married since 1958 and currently live in an elegant award-winning courtyard house in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
5434 E. Lincoln Dr. #69 | Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Harold L. Adams, FAIA Baltimore, Maryland Term: December 1997 to December 1998
Harold L. Adams, FAIA The 36th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
arold L. Adams, FAIA, RIBA, JIA, served as the 36th Chancellor of the College of Fellows. During his four years on the COF Executive Committee, two as Bursar and one as Vice Chancellor, Adams emphasized rebuilding the College’s Endowment fund. During his first year as Bursar the fund was down to a few hundred thousand dollars. Adams recommended there be no major grants from the fund for at least a year and an increased attention to fund raising. By the time he was Chancellor the fund had grown to over one million dollars and the COF finances were in good order for future Chancellors. Mr. Adams is Chairman Emeritus and former Chairman, President and CEO of RTKL Associates Inc., one of the world’s largest multi-disciplinary design firms, under his 37-year leadership the firm developed into an international practice. Mr. Adams was one of the first Americans to hold a “First Class Kenchikushi” license, awarded by Japan’s Ministry of Construction and is a licensed architect in the United Kingdom. Mr. Adams’ contributions to the architectural profession were recognized in 1983 when he was elevated to Fellow in the American Institute of Architects. He founded and chaired the AIA Large Firm
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Roundtable in 1984 and served, as its Chair for the first 17 years. In 1993, he received the Gold Medal from Tau Sigma Delta, National Honor Society for Architecture and Allied Arts. He was named an Outstanding Alumni in 1998 at Texas A & M University College of Architecture, and in 2011 he was named a Distinguished University Alumni. Mr. Adams was the recipient in 1997 of the AIA Kemper Award, one of AIA’s highest Honors for leadership in the profession. He was also honored by the Society of American Military Engineers with the first Max O. Urbahn Medal for achievement in architecture. He received the 2014 College of Fellows Leslie N. Boney Award. Harold has served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Maryland and Texas A&M University and was the Kea Professor in 2004 at the University of Maryland. Harold was named in 2014-15 Texas A&M University Institute of Advanced Study (TIAS) Faculty Fellow and College of Architecture Visiting Professor. Harold and Janice reside in Baltimore near their four children and 11 grandchildren.
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James D. Tittle, FAIA Abilene, Texas Term: December 1998 to December 1999
James D. Tittle, FAIA The 37th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ames D. Tittle’s devotion to the AIA manifests itself through service at the local, state, and national levels in many ways. These have included having a 1958 charter membership in the AIA Abilene, for which he served as chapter President in 1973. He was on the board of the Texas Society of Architects, including service as President in 1993. Nationally, he sat on the Institute’s Board of Directors, as a juror and presenter for the Institute’s Honors Program, and as Regional Director for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He has also been active at the national level through the American Architectural Foundation, serving on the AAF Board of Regents from 19921998. He was elevated to the College of Fellows in 1984; appointed as the Texas Regional Representative to the COF from 1987-1991; Chair of the Jury of Fellows in 1992; Chair of the Nominating Committee
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in 1994; and on the Executive Committee from 1995 to 1999, serving as Chancellor in 1999. In 2006, Jimmy was awarded the AIA’s prestigious Edward C. Kemper Award, was a founding member of the COF Chancellor’s Cup Golf Tournament and received the COF’s Boney Spirit of Fellowship Award in 2015. Mr. Tittle was selected Abilene’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year in 1988, while his most significant civic contributions were achieved during his appointment to (and Chair of) the Texas Commission on the Arts from 1989-1995. In this role, he became a founding member and Chair of the Texas Cultural Trust, created in 1993 by the Texas Legislature to provide a stable funding source for the Arts in Texas. He received the Llewellyn Pitts Honor Award in 1997, which is the Texas Society of Architect’s most prestigious award. The Tittle Luther Partnership received the Outstanding Firm Award from the Texas Society of Architects in 2003.
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Robert Odermatt, FAIA Berkeley, California Term: December 1999 to December 2000
Robert Odermatt, FAIA The 38th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ollowing graduation from the College of Environmental Design at the University of California Berkeley in 1960, Bob joined the Rockrise and Watson architecture and planning firm. He rose quickly in the practice and served as president of the successor firm ROMA Design Group for more than 10 years. He was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1983 for his contributions to architectural design and urban planning. He joined the AIA in 1962 and was elected to serve as President of the East Bay Chapter in 1978 and as Regional Director on the California Council’s Board. He served for 3 years as a California Representative on the National AIA Board and was elected to the position of National Vice President in 1988. Within the AIA he was active on Committees relating to architectural internship, building security systems, creating appropriate professional responses to natural disaster response, facilitating AIA firms in developing international practices, and
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improving the quality of architectural education. In 2003, Bob began a three year term representing the AIA on the National Architectural Accrediting Board and served as the board’s President in 2005. He has received the highest honors for service to the profession from his local chapter, the California Council and in 2003 was awarded the AIA Kemper Medal, the Institute’s highest honor for service to the profession. Odermatt was elected to the AIA College of Fellows Executive Committee in 1997 and served as Chancellor in 2000 where he was instrumental in establishing the College’s Latrobe Fellow program (later the Latrobe Prize), the largest on-going research grant relating to the profession. Bob established The Odermatt Group in 1992, a consulting firm offering services in design and development. He has been responsible for architectural, planning, urban design, and development projects that have been recognized regionally and nationally for their design quality and innovative implementation strategies.
39 Drury Lane | Berkeley, CA 94705
Harold Roth, FAIA New Haven, Conneticut Term: December 2000 to December 2001
Harold Roth, FAIA The 39th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
arold Roth, FAIA, is the retired founder of the New Haven, CT firm of Roth & Moore Architects, which concentrated on architecture and planning for educational institutions. After receiving his BA from Washington University St. Louis, Harold earned his MArch from Yale in 1957. He served as an artillery officer in Korea before working with Eero Saarinen and Kevin Roche-John Dinkeloo & Associates until 1965 when he started his own firm. Harold served as the New England regional director on the AIA National Board of Directors from 1993 through 1995 and as chairman of the AIA Committee on Design in 1990. He led the national design conference on “Urban Waterfronts” in Boston, the Savannah meeting on “Streets and Squares,” and the meeting on “Utopian Communities” in New Harmony, IN. Harold served as the State Commissioner of Design as well as an active member of AIA Connecticut Board of Directors. He was an initial member of the AIA
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Architectural Record Editorial Advisory Committee and was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1982. In other professional activities, Harold served as a critic in architectural design at the Yale School of Architecture from 1967 to 1998; president of the Board of Trustees of Perspecta, the Yale architectural journal; president of the Connecticut Architectural Foundation from 1990 to 1993. Harold is also a Fellow of Yale’s Pierson College and a former trustee of New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. He served on the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation’s Board of Directors from 1984 to 1990. Harold and his wife, Dee, have two children: Elizabeth, who practices internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, and David, who is an urban planner. The Roths live in New Haven and have two grandchildren, Claire and Will LaFarge.
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C. James Lawler, FAIA West Hartford, Connecticut Term: December 2001 to December 2002
C. James Lawler, FAIA The 40th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ames Lawler, FAIA graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in 1966 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture. He is currently the proprietor of an architecture firm in West Hartford, Connecticut, specializing in K-12 schools and health care facilities. Jim began his AIA activities by serving on the Environmental Education Committee at the national level. In Connecticut, he has served as president of the chapter and later as co-chair of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation. Jim later served as president of the New England Regional Council of Architects, followed by a term from 1985 to 1988 as a member of the National AlA Board of Directors representing New England. He served as AIA vice president in 1989, first vice president in 1990, and president in 1991.
a three-year term on the National Architectural Accrediting Board, serving on 27 accreditation teams and chairing the majority of them. Jim was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1990 and elected to the College of Fellows Executive Committee as Bursar in 1998. Jim is an honorary fellow in Canada and Mexico, an honorary member of the Japanese Institute of Architects and the Bulgarian Union of Architects. Jim and Cindy live in West Hartford, Connecticut. They have two children-KC who is presently teaching high school math at the Greens Farms Academy, a K-12 private school in Westport, Connecticut and Josh who is a tenured professor and researcher specializing in global warming at the University of Washington in Seattle.
Since leaving the AIA presidency and returning to practice, Jim has continued to be active in the profession, serving for two years as AlA Connecticutâ€™s commissioner for government affairs and holding
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Sylvester Damianos, FAIA Pittsburg, Pennsylvania Term: December 2002 to December 2003
Sylvester Damianos, FAIA The 41st Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ollowing his graduation from Carnegie Institute of Technology (now Carnegie Mellon University), studying as a Fulbright Scholar at the Technological Institute of Delft in The Netherlands, and serving in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Syl Damianos has balanced a career in architecture and art.
Having served in community and art leadership roles throughout his career, he continues to serve as Chair of the Friends of Art for Pittsburgh Public Schools as well as Vice-Chair of the District Design Committee of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Elevated to Fellowship in 1982, he served in three national leadership roles; as the 1990 AIA National President, the 2003 Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows and the 1991-04 Chairman of The American Architectural Foundation.
Sculpture continues to be his major interest in conjunction with furniture-crafting. A unique and rare opportunity to collaborate on a chapel project with the late George Nakashima created a passion for working with wood and, to paraphrase Nakashima, â€œgiving new life to treesâ€?.
Sylvester is the recipient of the Edward C. Kemper Award and was honored by the architectural societies of Japan, Canada and Mexico. He was also cited by the Tau Sigma Delta Honorary Fraternity of Architecture and Allied Arts and received the Alpha Rho Chi Medal of the National Fraternity of Architecture. AIA Pennsylvania honored Mr. Damianos with The Medal of Distinction and the Honor Award for furthering Artistic Appreciation.
His entire life has dealt with the impact of the environment on the human being and he maintains a strong advocacy for solving the issues of access through Universal Design. Most important in this career was his role in bringing together the leadership of the AIA and the American Architectural Foundation to work with Dr. Jonas Salk in discussing and collaborating on issues that led to the creation of the Academy for Neuroscience in Architecture.
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Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA Costa Mesa, California Term: December 2003 to December 2004
Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA The 42nd Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
etsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, and husband/partner Brian Dougherty, FAIA, have merged their firm of nearly 40 years with Perkins Eastman of New York to become Perkins Eastman Dougherty representing the educational and municipal practice areas on the West Coast. Betsey received her AB Degree in Architecture and her Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley. Betsey has continued to serve her professional society through a long-term commitment to advocacy and professional growth and enrichment. She has devoted many years to community service, supporting the activities of her children and family through Boy Scouting, Girl Scouting, Competitive Sailing and Tennis, social action, and social service. Betsey was elevated to Fellowship in 1990 in Service to the Profession following her tenures as Orange County AIA President, AIA California Council President, and California Regional Director to the AIA National Board of Directors. She is devoted to the improvement of the quality of life in America. Her long career at the local, State and National levels has provided a broad perspective on representative advocacy, implementation, and mentorship. Betsey is the recipient of the AIA Orange County Presidential Citation
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and the AIACC Distinguished Service Citation and Lifetime Achievement Award. As a former AIA Board Member and National AIA Secretary, Betsey has actively participated in a continual process of progressive action and member involvement, providing pathways to leadership and professional excellence. She continues to serve the California Architects Board as a member of the Professional Qualifications Committee, protecting the rights of and opportunities for California architects and those pursuing licensure. As a continuing member of the Board and Executive Committee member for the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture, a former Latrobe Prize winning organization, Betsey is dedicated to integrating the talents of architects and neuroscientists to explore the impact of the built and natural environment on learning, cognition, sensory perception and wellness. Married to Brian Dougherty, FAIA since 1974, Betsey is most proud of her accomplished family who enjoy a legacy of sailing and creating many wonderful memories yearround at their second home in Mammoth Lakes, California in the Eastern Sierra Nevada mountains.
3194-D Airport Loop Dr. | Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Lawrence J. Leis, FAIA Jefferson, Indiana Term: December 2004 to December 2005
Lawrence J. Leis, FAIA The 43rd Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
arry Leis, FAIA is chairman of The Louis & Henry Group, a unique 28 member firm comprised of architects, developers, and construction managers based in Louisville, KY. He became president of Louis & Henry in 1974 and has helped develop the practice into one of the most respected design firms in the region. Including the 2001 AIA Kentucky Design Award, Louis & Henry has received 23 AIA Kentucky Design Awards and a National AIA Design Award in 1979. They have won numerous Kentuckiana Masonry Awards, Preservation Alliance Awards, and Cornerstone 2020 Awards. Personally, Larry has received AIA Kentucky’s Gold Medal equivalent, the Oberwarth Award, and the Distinguished Service Award from the East Central Region. A 1960 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Architecture with a BS in Architecture, Larry did postgraduate work at the University of Louisville Urban Studies Institute (1964–1966). He has been a registered architect since 1968, certified by
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NCARB and is registered in nine states and two foreign countries. He has served in leadership roles at every level of the Institute including his service as the Regional Director on the AIA National Board of Directors from 1985 through 1988. He was subsequently elected to serve a two year term the AIA National Treasurer and was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1990. Elected to the College of Fellows Executive Committee as secretary in 2000, Larry went on to serve as the College’s Chancellor in 2005. He also serves on numerous community planning and design review organizations for the city of Louisville, KY. Larry is married to his best friend, Bettye, have three children, Susan, Marc, and Lawrence Jr. (Jay), and have four gorgeous grandchildren, Joseph, Joy, Nicholas, and Benjamin. Professionally, Larry hopes to spend more time working on the creative development of firmowned projects and personally to spend even more time with his marvelous family.
2200 Utica Pike Apt 7 | Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Ted P. Pappas, FAIA Jacksonville, Florida Term: December 2005 to December 2006
Ted P. Pappas, FAIA The 44th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ed Pappas, FAIA, received his BArch degree from Clemson University in 1958. For 34 years, Ted practiced with his own firm, Pappas Associates, later serving as president of Pappas/JSA. He recently established a new firm, PBV Architecture Inc., in Jacksonville, FL, where his practice has focused on institutional and commercial projects receiving numerous awards for design excellence. Ted’s involvement with the AIA began in the 1970’s, advancing through the ranks from president of the Jacksonville component to president of AIA Florida. The Jacksonville component honored him with the John Dyal Memorial Award, the Henry Klutho Award, as well as the Pullara and Gold Medal awards from AIA Florida. In 1982 he represented the Florida-Caribbean Region on the AIA National Board of Directors and was elected First Vice President in 1997, serving the following year as the Institute’s National President. After leaving the national board, Mr. Pappas served a three-year term on the National Architectural Accrediting Boardserving as its president in 1991. He has also served on 18 accrediting teams chairing 15
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of them. Mr. Pappas has also served a five-year term as a regent of the American Architectural Foundation. He was elevated to the College of Fellows in 1982 and was elected bursar of the College in 2003. Mr. Pappas received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Clemson University and the Distinguished Services Award from the University of Florida, where he serves as a guest lecturer. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Membro De Honor—Seccion Nacional Mexicana. Mr. Pappas is active in many community organizations in Jacksonville and in Florida. He served for 11 years as chair of the Capital City Planning Commission, has been president of several local organizations, is an archon of the Greek Orthodox Church and currently chairs the study of Florida’s historic St. Johns River. He is a native Floridian and a lifelong resident of Jacksonville. He and his wife, Mary Lee, have a son, two daughters, and five grandchildren, all living in close proximity to “Mimi and Papoo.”
208 N Washington St. | Jacksonville, FL 32202
Frank E. Lucas, FAIA Charleston, South Carolina Term: December 2006 to December 2007
Frank E. Lucas, FAIA The 45th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
rank E. Lucas, FAIA, serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors for LS3P, a strategic visioning architecture and interiors firm founded in 1963. With offices in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, South Carolina and Charlotte, Raleigh, and Wilmington, North Carolina, the firm has grown to 220 employees, providing professional design services to its clients throughout the Southeast. During its history, the firm has designed over $7 billion of construction, and has been recognized on numerous occasions for design excellence by The American Institute of Architects, the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the Southeast Builders Conference, and most recently, Southeast Design Firm of the Year by Engineering News Record. Frank has designed and been Managing Principal on numerous major facilities built in the Southeast. Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 1983, Mr. Lucas went on to serve on the AlA Jury of Fellows in 2003 to 2005, and was inaugurated as the 45th
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Chancellor of the COF in 2006. He received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award from Clemson University in 1992 in recognition of his professional and public service, and was awarded an honorary doctorate of humanities degree in 2007 from Clemson University. He is a former President of AlA South Carolina and was the recipient of the Medal of Distinction in 1997. He is a former President of the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce and received the Joseph. Riley Leadership Award in 1996, is a former President of the Hibernian Society and the Hibernian Society Foundation, and also a former President of a nine county region of the Girl Scouts of America. He is a proud Rotarian, as well as being actively involved with numerous civic and professional organizations. He is a founding Director of CresCom Bank and Carolina Financial Corporation, and as a founding member, he currently serves on the Excellence in Education Committee of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce.
205 1/2 King St. | Charleston, SC 29401
Carole J. Olshavsky, FAIA Columbus, Ohio Term: December 2007 to December 2008
Carole J. Olshavsky, FAIA The 46th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
arole J. Olshavsky, FAIA, has been active in the AIA for over 40 years holding office at the local, state and national levels in more than 25 of those years. She has been a public architect for most of her career and was recognized for her distinguished career in the public sector when she received the Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture in 2014. She was elected to the College of Fellows in 1988 at the age of 40, and served as Chancellor of the College of Fellows in 2007, Chair of the College of Fellows Jury in 2002, and Vice President of the Institute in 1995. Her extensive service to the profession includes four years on the national board, and terms as President of AIA Ohio and the Akron component. Carole served on the Public Architects Committee for six years and was chair in 1992. In 1993 she received the AIA Ohio Gold Medal and while in private practice as a partner with Braun & Steidl Architects, the firm was the recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award in 1998. Ms. Olshavsky joined the Pizzuti Companies in Columbus, Ohio, in 2014, as Vice President of Program Management, providing Owner’s Representative Services to local government. E-Mail Address Phone
In 1985, Carole was appointed to serve as Ohio’s State Architect responsible for the administration of Ohio’s $1.5 billion capital improvements program. Significant projects commissioned during her tenure included award winning buildings designed by Michael Graves, Peter Eisenman, Philip Johnson, James Polshek and Gunnar Birkerts as well as several talented local architects. Under her leadership, restoration of the Ohio Statehouse was initiated and ultimately completed, and legislation mandating a qualifications-based selection procedure was passed and implemented. Carole has served in leadership positions on numerous boards and commissions and currently serves as Board Vice President of the Central Ohio Community Investment Corporation. She has also been a guest lecturer for local & national organizations serving on the Kent State University School of Architecture Professional Advisory Board. Prior to her positions in public service, Ms. Olshavsky was in private practice in Kent, Ohio with her Architect husband, Donald. She graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Architecture degree and has been a licensed architect since 1973. email@example.com 614-361-5637
5747 Strathmore Ln. | Dublin, OH 43017
Donald J. Hackl, FAIA Chicago, Illinois Term: December 2008 to December 2009
Donald J. Hackl, FAIA The 47th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ince 1975, Donald Hackl, FAIA has served as president of Loebl Schlossman & Hackl. He joined the firm in 1963. During his tenure, the firm has more than quadrupled its commissions and expanded its services to clients worldwide. Under his direction, the firm has been internationally recognized for the quality of its design through numerous awards and design competitions.
professional groups, universities, and government agencies. He is a professor at the International Academy of Architecture in Sofia, Bulgaria; consultant in urban planning, design, and development in Shenyang, China; visiting professor at the Shenzhen University School of Architecture in Shenzhen, China; and special consultant for planning affairs to the city of Changchun, China.
Throughout his career, Mr. Hackl has been actively involved in practice leadership and education and professional and community affairs domestically and globally. A Fellow and 63rd president of the AIA, he has also held numerous other AIA offices at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, Mr. Hackl currently serves on the Executive Committee and Board of the Union Internationale des Architectes in Paris, France.
He has authored numerous monographs on topics related to the profession and also has been a frequent guest on radio and television programs on the subject of architecture and urban planning. He is a research consultant in architecture and urban planning to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Crainâ€™s Chicago Business.
He was elected to the College of Fellows Executive Committee in 2005. He has lectured extensively throughout the United States and abroad to
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Edward J. Kodet, Jr., FAIA Minneapolis, Minnesota Term: December 2009 to December 2010
Edward J. Kodet, Jr., FAIA The 48th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
dward Kodet, Jr., FAIA received his Master of Architecture from the University of Minnesota and his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He served as adjunct professor at University of Minnesota for over 23 years and adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota where he taught Ancient Architectural History. In 1983, after serving in leadership roles in several architectural firms, he established the Kodet Architectural Group. His firm has consistently received national, regional and local design awards and has been published internationally and has been featured in numerous publications about the firms work in Religious, Educational, Sustainable, and Acoustical design. Mr. Kodet began his long and enduring relationship with the Institute while still in college and has advocated the profession of architecture for over 40 years. His longest standing committee involvement has been AIA Minnesota Legislative Affairs and the National AIA Committee on Design. In 1981, he was E-Mail Address Phone
elected President of AIA Minneapolis where he focused on design, legislative affairs and financial sufficiency. Elevated to the College of Fellows in 1994 he continued his service as AIA Minnesota President when the 1996 National AIA convention was held in Minneapolis. In 1998, he was selected to serve as North Central States Regional Director where he served as Chair of the AIA National Licensing Committee, Board Representative to the American Architectural Foundation and chaired two Gold Medal and Firm Award Juries. He was elected 2002 national Vice President and led the AIA Executive Committee in focusing on the relationship of the profession to the Academic Community. In 2005, he and the COD successfully nominated and presented to the AIA Board the Gold Medalist Santiago Calatrava, FAIA. Mr. Kodet is a former Regent with the American Architectural Foundation and former chair the AFF Octagon Committee. Prior to serving as Chancellor, he served as Bursar of the College of Fellows for two years. He is a native of Western South Dakota, his wife Janice, son Daniel and Edward currently live in Minneapolis.
15 Groveland Terrace | Minneapolis, MN 55403
Chester A. Widom, FAIA Sacramento, California Term: December 2010 to December 2011
Chester A. Widom, FAIA The 49th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
hester A. Widom FAIA was the founding partner of WWCOT, a 185 person (at the time of his retirement from the firm) architectural, interior design, planning and forensics firm with four offices in California and an office in Shanghai, China. After leaving WWCOT, he served as the Senior Architectural Advisor for the Los Angeles Community College District’s $6.1 billion construction program In December of 2011, Governor Brown appointed him California State Architect. As a former President of both the National American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the California Council AIA, Chet is recognized as an international leader in the profession. He has been awarded Honorary Fellowship by the Japan Institute of Architects, The Federacion Colegios de Arquitectos de la Republica de Mexicana and by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and, served as the 2011 Chancellor of the College of Fellows for the American Institute
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of Architects. He is the 2011 recipient of the AIA’s Edward C. Kemper Award for service to the profession. Chet was the 16th recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award by the School of Architecture at USC where he has taught and currently sits on the school’s Board of Councilors. He has been a frequent guest lecturer at numerous universities including Harvard, Yale and UCLA. In addition to his leadership of both the National and California AIA, he previously served on the Building and Safety Commission, the City Planning Commission and the Elected Charter Reform Commission for the City of Los Angeles, and as a member of the Hospital Building and Safety Board for the State of California (OSHPD). In 2010 and 2011 he served as member of the Bond Oversight Committee for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
2922 Wicklow Road | Los Angeles, CA 90064
Norman Koonce, FAIA McLean, Virginia Term: December 2011 to December 2012
Norman Koonce, FAIA The 50th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
orman Koonce’s fervor for joining others to help advance the architecture profession became a reality in 1961 when he became a founding partner of a Louisiana architecture firm. That commitment, he believes, was formally acknowledged by his elevation to the AIA College of Fellows in 1988.
After retiring at the end of 2005, Koonce remained active as national co-chair of the AIA-150 capital campaign. While serving on the COF ExCom, Normman saught a greater understanding of the power of architecture to elevate and enrich the human experience through research.
One year later, Koonce was invited to become the President and CEO of the American Architectural Foundation. His leadership there for ten years resulted in a 500% increase in revenues, expanding programs such as the Mayor’s Institute on City Design, Accent on Architecture, exhibitions, K-12 education, and a restored Octagon House. Following that, Koonce was selected as the AIA EVP/CEO, a position he held for seven years, solving the Institute’s critical financial condition, achieving significant increases in the Institute’s annual budget and reserves, focusing on AIA Component relationships, and implementing annual strategic planning.
His awards include the 1998 Edward C. Kemper Award, the 2000 AIA Louisiana Medal of Honor, his 2001 Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Northwestern State University, the 2004 Leslie N. Boney Spirit of Fellowship Award, and the LSU College of Art & Design Distinguished Alumni Award in 2005.
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Norman and his wife, Sue (Hon. AIA), are blessed with four daughters and sons-in-law, 12 grandchildren, one granddaughter-in-law, two grandsons-in-law, and two great granddaughters. Of course, they are all beautiful and smart!
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Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Dallas, Texas Term: December 2012 to December 2013
Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA The 51st Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
on Skaggs, FAIA has directed the overall activities of HKS, Inc. as chairman and been actively engaged in the design of over 750 health-related institutions including hospitals, clinics, mental health facilities and medical schools. An acknowledged industry leader, he served as president of the AIA in 2000 and is a distinguished alumnus of Texas A&M University where he is a member of the adjunct faculty of its College of Architecture. While serving as an officer in the U.S. Army Surgeon Generalâ€™s Office, Ron worked with the Health Facility Planning Agency in programming and designing a wide range of Army medical facilities. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his contributions. Ron has a diploma in Healthcare Administration from the U.S. Army Academy of Health Sciences and has served as a faculty member and lecturer on the subject of Health Facility Design. He has worked with voluntary, proprietary and governmental client groups and is well versed on specific needs of each. Ron provides specialized medical interpretation during project development and works closely with the client and users in establishing project requirements and conceptual direction.
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Ron is a registered architect and has previously received certification from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and served as Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows in 2013. Ron is a recipient of the Silver Medal from the Tau Sigma Delta honor fraternity and lifetime achievement awards from the Texas Society of Architects, American College of Healthcare Architects, Healthcare Symposium and AIA Dallas. Ron has served as a member of the NAAB and on the board of the Construction Industry Round Table. Other board activities include: election to membership in the National Academy of Construction; chairman of the National Institute of Building Sciences; executive board member for the Boy Scouts of America Circle Ten Council; advisory board for the Texas A&M Foundation; and board of directors Texas A&M Association of Former Students. He is currently on the board of trustees of Dallas Baptist University and serves as vice president and secretary of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children board.
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William J. Stanley III, FAIA Atlanta, Georgia Term: December 2013 to December 2014
William J. Stanley III, FAIA The 52nd Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
illiam J. Stanley III, FAIA is a fourth generation Atlantan. He was educated at the Georgia Institute of Technology and in 1972 became the first black graduate of its College of Architecture. Upon graduating, Bill continued his internships in New York City and Detroit, Michigan. While interning with Welton Becket Associates and John Portman Associates, he was Senior Designer and Project Manager for several national and international projects. In 1975 he became the youngest African American ever to receive an architectural registration in the South. Bill began his private architectural practice in 1977 with his wife Ivenue Love-Stanley, FAIA. Over the past 33 years the firm has grown to become one of the largest African-American practices in the country concentrating in architecture, planning, program management, and interior design throughout the U.S. and abroad. Bill is currently registered in 5 southern states. Bill is the principal in charge of business development and design and responsible for the firm’s 28 awards. including: the Agricultural Sciences Building at Abraham
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Baldwin Agricultural College; Lyke House-The Catholic Center at Atlanta University Center; Centennial Place Elementary School; Ebenezer Baptist Church; Dobbs Plaza; Reynolds Cottage at Spelman College; United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta Parking Deck; Youth Art Connection Gallery; The Olympic Aquatic Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology; John Hope Hall Science Research Facility at Morehouse College; the Southwest Family Branch YMCA; Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church; the Herndon Tower at the First Congregational Church UCC; and the Cathedral at Turner Chapel. The firm’s designs have been featured in many publications as well as a PBS special on American’s Houses of Worship. A synopsis of Bill’s professional and civic accomplishments includes his leadership within AIA, his National Presidency of NOMA, his term as AIA Regional Director, and his service on many corporate, university, civic, non-profit and foundation boards. In 1995 Bill received the Whitney M. Young, Jr. Citation; he is also the recipient of the Bernard B. Rothschild Award, AIA Georgia’s highest award as well as the AIA Atlanta Ivan Allen Award and in 2017 he received his Honorary Fellowship in the RAIC.
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Albert W. Rubeling, Jr., FAIA Baltimore, Maryland Term: December 2014 to December 2015
Albert W. Rubeling, Jr., FAIA The 53rd Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
lbert W. Rubeling, FAIA is a native of Baltimore County, Maryland, graduating from the University of Maryland School of Architecture in 1977. After fiveyears in practice, he formed his own architectural firm in 1981. In 2014, Al merged his firm with JMT Engineering where he serves as the Senior Vice President of the Architectural Division in twelve states and eighteen offices. Over the years, Al was appointed to the Maryland State Board of Architects and the Baltimore County Architectural Review Board. He has served on the Board of Trustees for Saint James’ Academy and The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland. Al is currently on the faculty at the University Of Maryland College Park School of Architecture/ Planning/Preservation as a lecturer having taught the “Professional Practice” course, and currently, the “Entrepreneurial and Leadership Careers in Architecture” course.
and Maryland Chapters of the AIA as well as the National Board of Directors as the Middle Atlantic Director, a Regional Representative for the College of Fellows and a Trustee of the National AIA Trust. Al is the 2007 recipient of The Leslie N. Boney Spirit of Fellowship Award for his founding the AIA College of Fellows Chancellor’s Cup Golf Open which has raised approximately $500,000 for the College’s initiatives and the Latrobe Prize. Al’s book, “How to Start and Operate Your Own Design Firm,” was published in 1994 and 2007. As an architect and businessman, Al believes in a strong sense of professional and personal ethics to maintain his individual reputation as well as the reputation of his firm. His “Why” is to enhance the quality of life for others. Al is married to Diane Stahl. They reside in Monkton, Maryland and have three adult sons and a chocolate lab named “Chunk” and a Rottweiler named “Lu Lu”.
He has served as president of the Baltimore
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John R. Sorrenti, FAIA Mineola,New York Term: December 2015 to December 2016
John R. Sorrenti, FAIA The 54th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
ohn R. Sorrenti is the founder and president of JRS Architect, P.C. Through his efforts, the firm has grown from six people starting in 1986 to over thirty people today. JRS has developed a design expertise in the corporate, financial, healthcare, educational and residential markets. John is recognized as a pioneer of alternative project delivery methods and marketing strategies. Lobbying for legislative issues, John has achieved a reputation for quality leadership. Over the past twenty five years, he has held such positions as the President of the New York State AIA and Vice President of the National AIA. Recently, John served as the National Chair for AIA College of Fellows Regional Representatives. Appointed Chair of the NY State Education Board of Architecture, he is currently Regional Director on the National Board for NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Board). In 1991, John on behalf of the AIA helped to form the guidelines for the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.), and in 1993 assisted with the New York City ADA Code. As a result, JRS Architect has successfully completed over 3,000 audits. John has also served on the National E-Mail Address Phone
Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) committee for college accreditation programs; has performed reviews of his peers for the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) and is a Commissioner on the Town of North Hempstead’s Historical Landmarks Preservation Commission. In 1990, as demand for JRS’s services increased, the firm decided to expand its offices to New Jersey. Its present location in Princeton serves the greater New Jersey and Pennsylvania markets and has contributed greatly to servicing our clients. In 2007, as JRS’s services grew even more in demand, they expanded their offices to New York City, giving them the opportunity to cover additional ground and grant more convenience to our loyal customers. With nearly forty years of experience, John has covered the full spectrum of the design profession, designing many buildings from the ground up as well as numerous relocation and interior design projects. In 2001, John designed and constructed the firm’s headquarters in Mineola, New York. As president of JRS, John continues to grow the firm, with an emphasis on state of the art design and a conscientious effort to meet the client’s budgetary requirements and timeline needs. jrs@JRSArchitect.com 516-294-1666
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Lenore M. Lucey FAIA Washington, DC Term: December 2016 to December 2017
Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA The 55th Chancellor of The American Institute of Architects College of Fellows
enore M. Lucey, FAIA, the College’s 55th Chancellor was the recipient of the 2018 Edward C. Kemper Award, given annually to an architect who has contributed significantly to the profession through service to the AIA. An advocate for architects and a leader in demonstrating their relevance and influence on society, Lucey, has built a legacy of continuous service to the built environment. In her roles of design professional, former executive director of AIA New York, a leader of the AIA College of Fellows Executive Committee, and a National Council of Architectural Registration Boards executive, Lucey has dedicated her prestigious career to advancing the profession. The effect Lucey has had on the design profession was felt early in her career when she served on the Citibank B-77 Task Force, which in the 1970s reshaped the personal banking experience by developing the prototype for the first ATM. She also elevated the design sensibility of the American Broadcasting Companies (ABC), which resulted in two award-winning Kohn Pedersen Fox buildings, the restoration of an iconic factory building E-Mail Address Phone Address
for ABC Radio, and a slew of other projects designed by some of the nation’s most-recognized firms. Before joining Lehrer McGovern Bovis, Ms. Lucey served as Executive Director of the AIA New York Chapter (AIA|NYC). Lenore Lucey was the first woman architect to be named to this position at the head of the founding and largest Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Ms. Lucey represented the New York Chapter’s over 2,800 architect members before the City of New York and its agencies, in publications, to clients, and to colleagues in the construction industry. In addition Ms. Lucey served concurrently as the Executive Director of the New York Foundation for Architecture. Before heading AIA|NYC, Ms. Lucey served as Project Director for the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. She directed design and construction of award winning new buildings for ABC News in Washington D. C., and ABC Television Studios 23/24 on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In addition, Ms. Lucey was responsible for projects for ABC Radio, ABC Television Owned and Operated Stations, Good Morning America, 20/20, Loving, and Ryan’s Hope. Lenore.Lucey@verizon.net 202-362-4999 3233 Ellicott St NW Washington, DC 20008
Chancellors of the AIA College of Fellows 1952-1954
Ralph T. Walker, FAIA*
Robert B. Marquis, FAIA*
Alexander Robinson III, FAIA*
L. Jane Hastings, FAIA
Edgar I. Williams, FAIA*
John A. Busby Jr., FAIA
Roy F. Larson, FAIA*
Thomas H. Teasdale, FAIA
Morris Ketchum Jr., FAIA*
Robert T. Coles, FAIA
Paul A. Thiry, FAIA*
Ellis W. Bullock Jr., FAIA
G. Holmes Perkins, FAIA*
Jack DeBartolo Jr., FAIA
Norman L. Schlossman, FAIA*
Harold L. Adams, FAIA
John Noble Richards, FAIA*
James D. Tittle, FAIA
J. Roy Carroll Jr., FAIA*
Robert A. Odermatt, FAIA
U. Floyd Rible, FAIA*
Harold Roth, FAIA
Albert S. Goleman, FAIA*
C. James Lawler, FAIA
Robert S. Hutchins, FAIA*
Sylvester Damianos, FAIA
William J. Bachman, FAIA*
Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA
Philip J. Meathe, FAIA*
Lawrence J. Leis, FAIA
George E. Kassabaum, FAIA*
Ted P. Pappas, FAIA
David A Pugh, FAIA*
Frank Edward Lucas, FAIA
Robert L. Durham, FAIA*
Carole Olshavsky, FAIA
Leslie N. Boney Jr., FAIA*
Donald J. Hackl, FAIA
William J. Jarratt, FAIA*
Edward J. Kodet, FAIA
William C. Muchow, FAIA*
Chester A. Widom, FAIA
Bernard B. Rothschild, FAIA*
Norman Koonce, FAIA
Donald C. Hardison, FAIA*
Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA
Vladimir N. Ossipoff, FAIA*
William J. Stanley, III, FAIA
S. Scott Ferebee Jr., FAIA*
Albert W. Rubeling, Jr., FAIA
Charles William Brubaker, FAIA*
John R. Sorrenti, FAIA
Preston M. Boiton, FAIA*
Lenore M. Lucey, FAIA
William A. Rose Jr., FAIA
Raymond “Skipper” Post, FAIA
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AIA College of Fellows