Seattle-area Architect Receive National Honor
The American Institute of Architects has announced the election of an architect from Seattle to the AIA College of Fellows. Election to the College recognizes achievements of national significance in advancing the architectural profession. Among 104 individuals advanced in 2011, the Jury of Fellows selected one AIA Seattle-area nominee, David Coleman, FAIA of David Coleman Architecture.
Fellows of the American Institute of Architects stand out not only for the quality of their design, but also for their desire to use architecture to improve our communities and environment.
“I am deeply honored by this recognition and touched by all of the support I have received over the years from family, friends, colleagues and clients, here in Seattle and throughout the country”, said David Coleman FAIA. “I can only hope that my good fortune inspires others to step up their games and work at the highest level possible, even when confronted with modest means”.
Out of a membership of over 80,000, there are fewer than 2,700 AIA members distinguished with the honor of fellowship. It is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA who have made significant contributions in the following areas: the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession; the standards of architectural education, training, and practice; the building industry through leadership in the AIA and other related professional organizations; advancement of living standards of people through an improved environment; and to society through significant public service.
Fellows, who are entitled to use the designation "FAIA" following their names, will be invested in the College of Fellows at the 2011 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans on May 13. Friends and colleagues will join David Coleman FAIA and other honorees in celebration at the AIA Seattle Honors Dinner May 21 in downtown Seattle.
For more information on the AIA College of Fellows, contact Terri Stewart, 202-626-7464.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Hi-Res Image of David Coleman available here.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Pure, (206) 448-4938 ext. 103
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