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Fellowship (FAIA)
AIA Los Angeles is honored and pleased
to announce that five of our members were
elevated to Fellowship (FAIA) in 2018.
Fellowship celebrates Architect Members
who have made significant contributions to
the profession and society, who exemplify
architectural excellence, and whose work
has had a profound influence or ripple effect.
Only about 3 percent of the AIA's more than
90,000 members have this distinction.
Fellowship may be bestowed in one of several categories:
1) Design, Urban Design, or Preservation;
2) Education, Research, Literature, or
Practice (with the option of a subcategory of Management or Technical
3) Led the Institute or a Related Organization;
4) Public Service, Government, Industry, or

5) Alternative Career, Volunteer Work with
Organizations Not Directly Connected
with the Built Environment or Service
to Society.
The new Fellows were honored and officially
elevated at the investiture ceremony during
the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in
New York City this April. Our Los Angeles
Fellows were also honored locally at a private reception in Los Angeles.
AIA|LA thanks the co-chairs and members
of our Fellows Nominating & Mentoring
Committee, and everyone who supported our
nominees as sponsors, reference letter writers, and mentors. Their experience, advice,
and encouragement are crucial to a successful nomination, and are much appreciated.
Out of 297 candidates this year nationwide,
152 were elevated to Fellow. You can view
a list of all the new Fellows nationwide at

Members may be nominated either by
their Chapter, or by any five (5) Fellows in
good standing or any ten (10) AIA members
in good standing. Submittals take place
online and are due in mid-October. The
College of Fellows jury meets in December
and their selections are announced the
next February.
AIA Los Angeles' Fellows Nominating and
Mentoring Committee identifies and nominates qualified candidates and assists them
with writing, assembling, and refining their
submissions through one-one-mentoring
and group review sessions. Architect members in good standing of AIA|LA who are
eligible and would like more information
should send an email indicating their interest to Steve Tanner at steve@aialosangeles.
For a list of all Fellows from the AIA Los
Angeles Chapter, please see the AIA Past,
Present and Future section of this Directory.

Presenting 2018's new Fellows from the AIA Los Angeles Chapter, and their summary statements:



Leigh Christy champions multidisciplinary,
research-based design to deliver highimpact public benefit projects through
her writing, speaking, teaching, and
practice. Her precedent-setting approach
builds consensus, empowers innovation,
and achieves environmental, social, and
economical resilience and sustainability.

Frederick Fisher and Partners Architects
Joseph Coriaty firmly believes his designs
positively impact the lives of its users by
encouraging users to interact, create,
hack, and disrupt the mundane to discover
new ideas and better their surrounding

DLR Group
A crusader for the incarcerated, Andrew
Cupples has elevated the living standard
and enhanced the dignity of those in the
justice system through planning and design
work that benefits individuals and society
at large.



House & Robertson Architects, Inc.
Globally recognized for significantly
redefining the role of Executive Architect,
James House orchestrates revolutionary
partnerships, leading acclaimed and
emerging architects toward breakthrough
projects and stronger practices while
broadly sharing his distinctive collaborative
culture and approach.

Woodbury School of
Practitioner, thought-leader and Dean,
Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter helped build a
high-ranking school of architecture by
crafting new pathways into the profession
for economically and ethnically diverse
students, inspired by her holistic career
broadening the architect's role.

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