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AIA Seattle 2013 Fellows

February 12, 2013 – The 2013 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated eight AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant national contributions to the profession. This is the largest number of Fellows named in one year from AIA Seattle. They are:

Lesley Bain FAIA
Mario Campos FAIA
Bill Gaylord FAIA
Ray Johnston FAIA
Ric Peterson FAIA
Walter Schacht FAIA
George Shaw FAIA
Amanda Sturgeon FAIA

(Bios and photos are available below, and for download to your right.)

“The unprecedented number of new AIA Fellows successfully nominated from the AIA Seattle Chapter as 2013 Fellows is a testimony to the depth and impact that architects in our region make and have been making for decades.” Donald King FAIA, chair of the AIA Seattle Fellows and Honors Committee.

The work of these Fellows demonstrates the power of architecture to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, such as energy and water conservation, community transformation, and innovation in educational environments.

The 2013 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2013 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Denver, Colorado June 20-22.

The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Out of a total AIA membership of over 80,000, there are fewer than 3,000 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA in one or more 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 advancing 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

 

2013 AIA Fellows

Lesley Bain FAIA
Lesley Bain FAIA is an architect and urban designer, and a Principal at Weinstein A|U in Seattle where she has a passion for the public realm and projects that connect land uses and mobility. She is currently working on Stadium Terrace apartments, the revitalization of Third Avenue in Downtown, and street concept plans for South Lake Union. Lesley has transformed Seattle’s public realm through design projects, legislative tools and community advocacy. She brings those lessons learned to a national audience, focusing on the enormous untapped potential of the street as public space. Lesley was co-leader for an award-winning entry to the 2011 Living Cities design competition, was a 2010 Fellow of the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy, and co-author of Living Streets: Strategies for Crafting Public Space.

Mario Campos FAIA
Mario Campos FAIA is a Senior Partner at Jones & Jones, where he directs the design of large multi-disciplinary projects that focus on the integration of landscape architecture, architecture, urban design and planning to promote community development and environmental conservation. Based in his own multi-cultural heritage, education and professional practice, Mario’s projects visibly reflect their roots and inspiration in indigenous community and cultural values, as well as a profound respect for the environment. He has also shared his knowledge and commitments through active engagement and professional leadership as a speaker at professional organizations and universities, and as advisor to educational and civic groups.

Bill Gaylord FAIA
Bill Gaylord FAIA is a Founding Principal at GGLO where he has built a career and a firm that promotes civic engagement through community-focused design and community partnership. Through his leadership, GGLO has set a national standard for advocacy and outreach. The results are increased public awareness of the power of design and the creation of new places and opportunities for the public to meaningfully interact and connect. Setting an example in his firm and in the community, Bill is a tireless advocate for local, regional and national communities through a myriad of nonprofit organizations in the arts, culture and multi-disciplinary design fields. A legacy value of his civic career and mentorship is the belief in community action: working for the public good, providing professional services voluntarily, without payment or at a reduced fee as a service to nonprofit groups and causes. He engages the community by partnering with organizations and the public through design, idea-sharing and the development of innovative events and programs.

Ray Johnston FAIA
Ray Johnston FAIA is the Partner/Design Director at Johnston Architects where his exemplary career is defined by his skill at expressing the interface between the built and natural environments and the public and private, his decades of fulfilling the hopes and dreams of communities and families, and his leadership in the synthesis of exceptional built environments. In a practice dedicated to architecture defined by site, collaboration and poetry, Ray’s work celebrates and encourages creativity and creates a sense of well-being and community for those who experience his buildings.

 

Ric Peterson FAIA
Ric Peterson FAIA is a Partner at Suyama Peterson Deguchi where his leadership, skill and vision helped the firm achieve international recognition for design excellence, becoming a model small practice and generously supporting the nonprofit community. The firm’s work is featured in publications from Architectural Record to The New York Times and has won national and international design awards, as well as multiple AIA Seattle Honor Awards. Ric received a Bachelor of Architecture and a Bachelor of Architectural Science from Washington Sate University. He served on the King County Parks Citizen Advisory Board and was Chair of the AIA Seattle’s Housing Services Task Force.

Walter Schacht FAIA
Walter Schacht FAIA founded Schacht Aslani Architects with architect Cima Malek-Aslani in 1996. Their work is published internationally and has won numerous awards for clear planning, innovative use of materials and classic modernism. Walter is widely recognized as an advocate for design excellence and the public policies that support it; for creating strong, modern buildings that transform educational, cultural and civic institutions; and for promoting public policies that advance the community.

 

George Shaw FAIA
George Shaw FAIA is a Partner at LMN Architects, where he is responsible for leading the firm’s strategic agenda, as well as a diversity of public facility projects, with a particular focus on performing arts, higher education and convention center facilities. He served as President of AIA Seattle in 2011 where he was a strong advocate for the national roll-out of the AIA+2030 Professional Series, and is currently a member of the chapter’s Public Policy Board. George received his architectural education at UC Berkeley.

 

Amanda Sturgeon FAIA
Amanda Sturgeon FAIA is Vice President for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute where she oversees the program internationally. She has been recognized as a pioneering leader in the green building movement in the northwest region where she has lobbied successfully for policy adoption around green building. She was a founding board member of the Cascadia Green Building Council, has served on the board of AIA Seattle and has been a visiting Adjunct Professor at the University of Washington. Amanda won the Betterbricks Architect award in 2008, and was the 2011 AIA/NAIUSI Fellow through which she spent a month in Italy studying Biophilia and Beauty as a pathway to a restorative future.

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