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The American Institute of Architects Elevates 18 AIANY Architects to the College of Fellows

March 6, 2017

NEW YORK, New York, March 6, 2016 – The 2016 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 of its members, including eighteen AIANY members and three members from other chapters in AIA New York State, to its prestigious 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 AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando and with a local reception at the Center for Architecture on Monday, March 13, at 6:00 pm.

Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 88,000 members, there are fewer than 3,100 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects based on demonstrated achievement in one 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 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

AIANY Fellows
Included in the list below are the newly elevated AIANY members and category for which they were elevated.

Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA, Senior Associate, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects – Category 2
Patrick J. Burke, FAIA, Assistant Vice President, Capital Project Management, Columbia University – Category 4
John Cetra, FAIA, Founding Principal, CetraRuddy – Category 2
William H. Cunningham, FAIA, Campus Architect, Cornell University Medical College – Category 4
Robert Eisenstat, FAIA, Chief Architect, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey – Category 4
Thomas Grassi, FAIA, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure and Transportation Architecture, HNTB – Category 4
Gary P. Haney, FAIA, Design Partner, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill – Category 1
Kevin Hom, FAIA, Founder, Kevin Hom Architects – Category 2
Timothy J. Johnson, FAIA, Partner, NBBJ – Category 1
Paul M. Lewis, FAIA, Principal, LTL Architects – Category 1
Daniel Libeskind, FAIA, Founder and Principal Architect, Studio Daniel Libeskind – Category 1
L. Reynolds Logan, Jr., FAIA, Associate Partner, Richard Meier & Partners – Category 1
Elisabeth Martin, FAIA, Principal, MDA designgroup – Category 2
Daria F. Pizzetta, FAIA, Principal, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture – Category 2
Michael Plottel, FAIA, Director, Capital Projects Management, Columbia University – Category 4
C. Jane Smith, FAIA, IIDA, Partner, Spacesmith – Category 2
Kalavati A. Somvanshi, FAIA, Senior Project Manager, Ting + Li Architects – Category 2
Howard L. Zimmerman, FAIA, Principal, Howard L. Zimmerman, Architects – Category 2

About the AIA New York Chapter
AIA New York is the oldest and largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects with more than 5,500 architect, allied professional, and student members. AIANY is dedicated to three goals: design excellence, public outreach and professional development.


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