The 2015 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 147 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. The 2015 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2015 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta.

The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

2015 Jury of Fellows

John Castellana (Chair), FAIA, TMP Architecture, Inc.; Steve Crane, FAIA, VCBO; Brian Dougherty, FAIA, Dougherty + Dougherty Architects, LLP; Diane Georgopulos, FAIA, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; Mary Katherine Lanzillotta, FAIA, Hartman Cox Architects; Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA, Tulane University and Donald T. Yoshino, FAIA, Yoshino Architecture, PA.

Out of a total AIA membership of over 85,000, there are just over 3,200 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA in one or more of the following nomination categories:

1. Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession

2. Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice

3. Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations

4. Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment

5. Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society

Included in the list below are the newly elevated members, their component affiliation and category for which they were elevated.

2015 Fellows

Included in the list below are the newly elevated members, their component affiliation and category for which they were elevated. You can follow the link below to view a more detailed list that includes images:
www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/fellows/

Name

Category of Nomination

Chapter

Robin Fran Abrams Category Two AIA Triangle
George W. Acock Category Five AIA Columbus
Patrick Ahearn Category One Boston Society of Architects
David Alpert Category Two AIA San Francisco
Franziska Amacher Category Two Boston Society of Architects
Pamela Anderson-Brulé Category Two AIA Santa Clara Valley
Chuck Armstrong Category One AIA Dallas
Randy Ivan Atlas Category Four AIA Miami
Brodie A. Bain Category Two AIA Seattle
Matthew Baird Category One AIA New York
Glenn E. Bauer Category Two AIA San Francisco
Michael John Bell Category Five AIA New Orleans
Rick L. Benner Category Four AIA Northwest Washington
Ralph D.Bennett Category Two AIA Potomac Valley
Charles Bettisworth Category One AIA Alaska
Thomas E. Bitnar Category Three AIA Continental Europe
Gail Peter Borden Category Two AIA Los Angeles
John R. Bowie Category One AIA Philadelphia
Thomas B. Braham Category Two AIA Chicago
Amy E. Burkett Category Two AIA Denver
Wendell Burnette Category One AIA Phoenix Metro
Michael B. Cadwell Category Two AIA Columbus
E. Tim Carl Category One AIA Minnesota
Robert C. Chandler Category One Boston Society of Architects
Scott Conwell Category Four AIA Chicago
Steven Scott Cook Category Two AIA Chicago
John R. Cottle Category One AIA Colorado West
Gary B. Coursey Category Two AIA Atlanta
J. Michael Cox Category Three AIA Asheville
H. Hobson Crow III Category One AIA San Antonio
Laura A. Cruickshank Category Four AIA Connecticut
Clifford B. Curry Category Five AIA San Francisco
Kevin John deFreitas Category One AIA San Diego
Rick del Monte Category Two AIA Dallas
Gary E. Demele Category Three AIA Minneapolis
Neil M. Denari Category One AIA Los Angeles
David M. Diamond Category Two AIA San Francisco
J. Stuart Eckblad Category Two AIA San Francisco
Julie Eizenberg Category One AIA Los Angeles
Steven T. Ellinger Category Three AIA Abilene
Scott A. Erdy Category One AIA Philadelphia
Damian Farrell Category Five AIA Huron Valley
John R. Forbes Category Three AIA Miami
Harold D. Fredenburgh Category One AIA New York
Amy E Gardner Category Two AIA DC
Clifford V. Gayley Category One Boston Society of Architects
Mark Gilliand Category One AIA DC
Nathan Good Category Two AIA Portland
Robert W. Goodwin Category One AIA New York
Beth Greenberg Category Two AIA New York
Luanne Greene Category Two AIA Baltimore
Margaret Griffin Category One AIA Los Angeles
Gary Handel Category One AIA New York
Elizabeth J. Heider Category Five AIA DC
William J. Hercules Category Two AIA Orlando
Robert Herman Category Three AIA Northern Utah
Paul Homeyer Category One AIA Houston
John G. Horky Category Two AIA Milwaukee
Donald R. Horn Category Four AIA Seattle
Gunnar Hubbard Category Five AIA Maine
Ray Huff Category Two AIA Charleston
Renee Basist Hutcheson Category Four AIA Triangle
Robert Jackson Category One AIA Austin
Roger P. Jackson Category Two AIA Utah
Thomas E. Johnson Category Two AIA DC
Sharon L. Johnston Category One AIA Los Angeles
Rick Joy Category One AIA Southern Arizona
Christ J. Kamages Category Two AIA San Francisco
Stephen J. Kelley Category Two AIA Chicago
Sheila Kennedy Category One Boston Society of Architects
Janis Kent Category Two AIA Los Angeles
Laurie Kerr Category Four AIA New York
Yael S. Kinsky Category Three AIA Continental Europe
Nathan Kipnis Category Two AIA Chicago
John R. Klai II Category Five AIA Las Vegas
Ted Charles Kollaja Category Five AIA Dallas
Carl F. Krebs Category One AIA New York
Judith M. Kunoff Category Four AIA New York
Sandra M. Laux Category One AIA Detroit
Arnie Lerner Category Two AIA San Francisco
Thomas Jerry Lominack Category Two AIA Savannah
Jeanne Elizabeth MacLeamy Category Four AIA San Francisco
Kapil Dev Malik Category One AIA Los Angeles
Marc Margulies Category Two Boston Society of Architects
Harry A. Mark Category Five AIA Dallas
Daniel K. McCoubrey Category One AIA Philadelphia
James R. McDonald Category One AIA Montana
David S. McHenry Category Two AIA Philadelphia
Diane Eileen McLean Category Five AIA Orange County
Rosemary A. McMonigal Category Two AIA Minneapolis
Robert Stephen Mills Category Five AIA Richmond
Rachel Mae Minnery Category Five AIA Seattle
Burcin Atay Moehring Category Two AIA Chicago
Gregory R. Mottola Category One AIA San Francisco
Frank Mruk Category Five AIA New York
Scott Newman Category Two AIA New York
Jim Nielson Category Four AIA Utah
Jeff Olson Category Two AIA Denver
Robert L. Ooley Category Four AIA Santa Barbara
Chad Oppenheim Category One AIA Miami
Gary S. Owens Category Two AIA Houston
Gary R. Payne Category Four AIA Utah
Patrick L. Pinnell Category Two AIA Connecticut
Joyce Polhamus Category Two AIA San Francisco
April D. Pottorff Category Two AIA East Kentucky
Richard R. (Toby) Pugh Category Two AIA Pasadena & Foothill
George Ranalli Category Two AIA New York
Jeffrey Raven Category Two AIA New York
Alicia Ravetto Category Two AIA Triangle
Pamela Lucas Rew Category One AIA New Jersey
Robert C. Ripley Category Four AIA Lincoln
Ron Rochon Category Two AIA Seattle
David Rockwell Category One AIA New York
William Roger Category Two AIA San Francisco
Charles Rose Category One Boston Society of Architects
Joan L. Saba Category Two AIA New York
Robert J. Schaeffner Category Two Boston Society of Architects
William J. Schmalz Category Two AIA Los Angeles
Jack Randall Seitsinger Category Two AIA North Central Oklahoma
Barbara A. Sestak Category Two AIA Portland
Adam M. Shalleck Category Five AIA San Francisco
Gracia Maria Shiffrin Category Four AIA Chicago
Thomas Stewart Shiner Category Five AIA DC
Steven M. Shiver Category Two AIA Seattle
Soren Dahl Simonsen Category One AIA Utah
James Marion Singleton IV Category Five AIA Brazos Chapter
Gabriel Smith Category One AIA New York
Anne Kolman Smith Category Three AIA Savannah
Natividad (Nati) Soto Category Three AIA Miami
John Sparano Category One AIA Utah
Jonathan C. Spodek Category Two AIA Indianapolis
Boris Srdar Category One AIA Seattle
Keat C. Tan Category One AIA Denver
Joseph Gabriele Tattoni Category One AIA Central New Jersey
Kirk Teske Category Two AIA Dallas
Cory M. Ticktin Category One AIA Los Angeles
Steven Land Tillotson Category One AIA San Antonio
Joel A. Tomei Category Two AIA San Francisco
Charles Leroy Travis, III Category Two AIA Charlotte
David F. Trevino Category Four AIA Dallas
Alyosha G. Verzhbinsky Category Two AIA San Francisco
Alfred Vidaurri, Jr. Category Three AIA Fort Worth
Jonathan R. Ward Category One AIA Los Angeles
John Weekes Category Two AIA Portland
Stephen A. Weinryb Category Two AIA New York
James Walter Wentling Category Two AIA Philadelphia
Elissa Winzelberg Category Four AIA New York


2015 Honorary Fellows

The 2015 Jury of Fellows in conjunction with the 2015 Jury of Honorary Fellows also elevated 5 individuals to become Honorary Fellows of the Institute. Honorary Fellowship was developed as the international counterpart to the Fellowship program. It recognizes the achievements foreign architects as individuals, but also elevates before the global public and the profession, model architects who have significantly contributed to the profession on an international level.

Jury of Honorary Fellows

Steven W. Miller, FAIA (Chair); John Castellana, FAIA, TMP Architecture, Inc.; Steve Crane, FAIA, VCBO; Brian Dougherty, FAIA, Dougherty + Dougherty Architects, LLP; Diane Georgopulos, FAIA, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; Mary Katherine Lanzillotta, FAIA, Hartman Cox Architects; George Miller, FAIA, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP; Kenneth Schwartz, FAIA, Tulane University and Donald T. Yoshino, FAIA, Yoshino Architecture, PA.

You can see the list of newly elevated Honorary Fellows below or you can follow this link to view the list online which includes images:
www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/honorary-fellows/index.htm

Name Country Firm
Pedro Gubbins Foxley Santiago, Chile Gubbins Arquitectos Consultores
Hongyuan Mei Heilongjiang Province, People’s Republic of China The Architectural Design and Research Institute of HIT
Fuensanta Nieto Madrid, Spain NIETO SOBEJANO ARQUITECTOS S.L.P.
Jo Noero Cape Town, South Africa, Noero Architects
Enrique Sobejano Madrid, Spain NIETO SOBEJANO ARQUITECTOS S.L.P.

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