American Institute of Architects elevates 28 AIANY members to College of Fellows

March 06, 2018 - Owners Developers & Managers

New York, NY The 2018 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 of its members, including 28 AIANY members to its College of Fellows. The AIA Fellowship program recognizes architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. 

The new Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2018 National AIA Convention in New York at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. A local reception at the Center for Architecture will take place on Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m.

Out of a total AIA membership of 91,000 members, fewer than 4% are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. Currently, there are 3,425 living fellows. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in AIA based on demonstrated achievement in one or more of the following nomination categories (also known as objects):

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

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

3. Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA and 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 AIANY members and object for which they were elevated.

AIA NY Fellows

• Joseph Aliotta, FAIA, LEED AP, Perkins Eastman, Object 3 – Led the Institute.

• Jay Bargmann, FAIA, NCARB, Rafael Viñoly Architects, Object 2 – Practice (Management).

• Alan Barlis, FAIA, BarlisWedlick Architects, Object 1 – Design.

• Denise Berger, FAIA, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Object 4 – Government.

• Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, NCARB, Bernheimer Architecture, Object 2 – Education.

Eric Bunge, FAIA, nARCHITECTS, Object 1 – Design

Mary Burnham, FAIA, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects, Object 1 – Design

Pablo Castro, FAIA, OBRA Architects, Object 1 – Design

Vishaan P. Chakrabarti, FAIA, Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism, Object 4 – Public Service

Katherine Chia, FAIA, Desai Chia Architecture, Object 1 – Design

Chris Cooper, FAIA, LEED AP, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Object 1 – Design

Joseph Coppola, FAIA, Dattner Architects, Object 2 – Practice (Management)

Craig E. Dykers, FAIA, Snøhetta, Object 1 – Design

Rocco Giannetti, FAIA, LEED AP, Gensler, Object 2 – Research

Joann Gonchar, FAIA, LEED AP, Architectural Record, Object 2 – Literature

F. Eric Goshow, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Goshow Architects, Object 3 – Led the Institute

Laura Heim, FAIA, LEEP AP, Laura Heim Architect, Object 2 – Practice (Technical Advancement)

Pamela S. Jerome, FAIA, LEED AP, Architectural Preservation Studio, Object 1 – Preservation

Leonard S. Kady, FAIA, Leonard Kady Architecture + Design, Object 3 – Led the Institute

Bernhard Karpf, FAIA, Richard Meier & Partners, Object 1 – Design

David M. Leven, FAIA, LEVENBETTS, Object 1 – Design

Ismael Leyva, FAIA, Ismael Leyva Architects, Object 2 – Practice (Technical Advancement)

Brian J. Shea, FAIA, Cooper Robertson, Object 1 – Urban Design

Lloyd A. Sigal, FAIA, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Object 2 – Practice (Management)

David C. West, FAIA, Hill West Architects, Object 2 – Practice (Technical Advancement)

Paul Whalen, FAIA, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Object 2 – Practice (Technical Advancement)

Graham S. Wyatt, FAIA, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, Object 2 – Practice (Management)

Mark Yoes, FAIA, WXY, Object 1 – Design


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