Category Archives: Featured Member

The Medical University of South Carolina, Ashley River Tower, Charleston, SC. Credit: Frank Ooms.
Featured Member by • 04/25/17

Featured Member: Timothy Johnson Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Timothy Johnson, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, NBBJ, has transformed urban environments worldwide by designing buildings that blur the line between public and private, thereby uniting clients with their communities, landmarking their respective cities and invigorating entire neighborhoods. By leading his clients to look beyond their own property lines and organizational boundaries, Tim Johnson has designed transformational buildings that invigorate the urban environment and benefit the communities of which they are a part. Read More

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, Biloxi, MS. Credit: Francis Dzikowski.
Featured Member by • 04/21/17

Featured Member: Daria Pizzetta Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Daria Pizzetta, FAIA, Principal, H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, has had a leading role in shaping the evolution of library design nationally, as well as the discourse about the design of major public buildings and arts institutions. Pizzetta’s practice has incorporated a strong emphasis on programmatic needs to develop civic and academic buildings that are right-sized, flexible and adaptable for community use. Her library buildings emphasize the need for the building to be designed “from the inside, out” to accommodate the variety of materials and technology housed within modern library structures, while her performing arts and museum projects consider performance and exhibition needs specific to each institution. Read More

Library of the Gambelli School of Business, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, Fordham University, New York, New York. Credit: Roy Wright.
Featured Member by • 04/18/17

Featured Member: Kevin Hom Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Kevin Hom, FAIA, LEED AP, President, Kevin Hom Architects, has reinvented the architecture program at CUNY’s School of Technology and Design, where he serves as Dean, developing a dynamic, sustainability-focused and technology-based model for preparing disadvantaged students to enter and bring diversity to the profession. Appointed Dean of the School in 2011, Hom has, in just five years, effected sweeping changes that have turned the School into an incubator and catalyst for new approaches to architectural education and for increased diversity in the profession. Read More

George Washington Bridge ADA Access Paths, New York North Side Plaza, New York, NY, and Fort Lee, NJ. Credit: ACME Digital.
Featured Member by • 04/07/17

Featured Member: Robert Eisenstat Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

As chief architect of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), the leadership and advocacy of Robert Eisenstat, FAIA, LEED AP, have raised the standards of design excellence for transportation and infrastructure projects and increased the stature of architects in the public realm. PANYNJ is acknowledged globally for its prominence in shaping the region’s built environment and for its direct impact on the lives of the millions who live in, commute through, and visit the New York Region. Read More

Al Hamra Tower, Kuwaut City, Kuwait. Credit: Tim Griffith.
Featured Member by • 04/05/17

Featured Member: Gary Haney Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

As a global designer, educator, and mentor, Gary Haney, FAIA, RIBA, Design Partner, SOM, has pioneered engineering innovations, tall building efficiency, materials research, and customized sustainable solutions for some 60 projects throughout the world. Many of these projects have won awards and received high acclaim from professionals, peers, and city residents alike. Haney’s Al Hamra Firdous Tower won AIA and international design awards, and it was also named one of “The 50 Best Inventions of the Year” by Time magazine in 2011. This year, AIA New York honored his Public Safety Answering Center II in the Bronx with an Architecture Merit Award. Read More

World Trade Center Transportation Hub Oculus Interior, New York, NY. Credit: Peter Aaron.
Featured Member by • 03/27/17

Featured Member: Thomas Grassi Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Thomas Grassi, FAIA, PMP, Senior Project Manager, Infrastructure and Transportation Architecture Architecture Department, HNTB Corporation, has devoted his career to being a manager for transformative regional transportation projects, a leader rebuilding Lower Manhattan and World Trade Center transportation infrastructure, and an ambassador sharing the story of architecture’s healing power. Grassi helped to lead Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ)’s Downtown Restoration Program following the events of 9/11, and went on to manage and coordinate the design and construction of of the iconic WTC Transportation Hub. In recognition, Grassi was a recipient of AIA’s “Architects of Healing” Presidential Citation. Read More

Allie Mae Public Library, View of Story Hour Corner, New Orleans, LA. Photo: Courtesy of MDA Designgroup.
Featured Member by • 03/22/17

Featured Member: Elisabeth Martin Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Elisabeth Martin’s leadership and advocacy for public libraries is a catalyst for transformative change. As a principal at MDA designgroup architects & planners, Martin’s passion has fueled discourse, inspired solutions, influenced national models and demonstrated the power of design in the public realm. As a proven leader with national recognition for over 3 decades of work with public libraries, her specialty practice combines the tools of advocacy, vision, planning and design to create beacons of life-enriching activity and resources within the communities they serve. Read More

John Cetra, FAIA, co-founder, CetraRuddy Architecture. Credit: Evan Sung.
Featured Member by • 03/09/17

Featured Member: John Cetra Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Over his 35-year career, John Cetra has assembled and led a design practice dedicated to the transformation of urban multifamily housing and residential architecture. Since co-founding his firm, CetraRuddy, with his wife and partner, Nancy Ruddy, in 1987 Cetra’s work has been rooted in a rigorous, ongoing study of urban contextual fabrics and patterns of habitation and has resulted in buildings that reinforce community and neighborhood. Read More

Belfer Research Building, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY. Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto.
Featured Member by • 03/08/17

Featured Member: William Cunningham Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

William Cunningham, as Weill Cornell Medicine‘s first Campus Architect, has used design excellence to transform the campus of one of the country’s premier medical institutions into the embodiment of the highest standards of medical education, research, and practice with national and global influence. Cunningham has led the transformation of WCM’s aging and outmoded 2.9-million-square-foot campus, planning new innovative facilities—all designed to a level of LEED Silver or higher—for supporting medical education, ambulatory care, and cutting-edge biomedical research. Read More

Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA. Credit: Paulette Pascarella.
Featured Member by • 02/24/17

Featured Member: Ann Marie Baranowski Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA, LEED AP, senior associate at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, strategically integrates art and architecture into original built works of enduring value and advocates for culture as vital to the public realm. The 2017 Jury of Fellows of the AIA elevated Baranowski to its prestigious College of Fellows in the second category of fellowship, which recognizes architects who have “Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training or practice.” Now among the AIA membership’s three percent distinguished with fellowship and honorary fellowship, Baranowski will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 in Orlando as well as at the New Fellows Reception hosted by AIA New York on March 13.

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