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Fellows Series: TONY GALE FAIA

Thursday April 15, 2004
Noon luncheon at Fairmont Olympic Hotel, Seattle RESERVATIONS CLOSED 4/13

Fulton G. Gale FAIA (BArch UW 1970), a second-generation architect, began his career in Seattle and then continued in many locations within the US, Asia and the Middle East. In 25 years of practice as a principal owner of three Seattle architectural firms, he saw 40 of his projects built, 15 of them in Seattle and the Northwest, receiving numerous awards for multidiscipline design.

Appointed by then Seattle Mayor Paul Schell Hon. AIA as the City's Director of Architecture, Engineering and Space Planning in 1999, he led the team effort for planning, programming, design and construction processes for existing and new City-owned buildings, directing an annual investment of approximately $50 million in improvements: 53 projects at 42 separate sites. As the City Architect, Tony has provided sustainable design review on the 1999-2003 $� billion City building construction program, the largest in the City's history. He also assisted in a leadership role during and after the Nisqually earthquake and the most recent energy/water crisis.

His recent years as Seattle's City Architect have focused Tony Gale's environmentalist ethic and his extensive experience in practice, combining commitment and credibility to his master-minding of the Emerald City's burgeoning national prominence as a sustainable design showplace. His leadership has helped craft and implement the City of Seattle's notable energy awareness and sustainable building policy using the US Green Building Council's "Silver" LEED™ standard, and guided the design of major public projects including OMA/LMN's Seattle Public Library and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson/Bassetti Architects' Seattle City Hall as models of environmental sensitivity. In extensive speaking engagements in cities around the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, he has shared the Seattle experience with colleagues in the public and private sectors. Tony will leave his position with the City in June 2004 to continue creating sustainable architecture as Director of Design for Starbucks.

The AIA Jury of Fellows in 2003 recognized his achievements in working with a government organization "to ensure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment." Daniel Williams FAIA, a member of both the AIA national COTE and the AIA Seattle COTE, which Tony cochaired, sponsored the nomination.

We urge Fellows/Honors Council attendees to bring young architects and colleagues as their guests, to share the inspiration and experience of this presentation.


Donald Carlson FAIA
President, Fellows/Honors Council

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Tony Gale FAIA


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