The American Institute of Architects Elevates 28 AIANY Architects to the College of Fellows

February 26, 2018

NEW YORK, New York, February 26, 2018 – The 2018 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 of its members, including 28 AIANY members 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 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 6:00 pm.

Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 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.


Joseph J. Aliotta, FAIA, LEED AP, Perkins Eastman, Object 3 – Led the Institute
Jay Bargmann, FAIA, NCARB, Rafael Viñoly Architects, Object 2 – Practice (Management)
Alan R. 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

About AIA New York
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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