The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Among them was Philip Durham of St. Louis. The title of “Fellow” is an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level. The 2016 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Convention in Philadelphia in May.
Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 88,000, fewer than 3,200 are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. Durham received the honor for promoting the esthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of architecture.
The 2016 Jury of Fellows consisted of:
Diane Georgopulos, FAIA, Chair, Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency; Steve Crane, FAIA, VCBO; Marleen Kay Davis, FAIA, University of Tennessee; Mary Katherine (Mary Kay) Lanzillotta, FAIA, Hartman Cox Architects; David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas; Karen V. Nichols, FAIA, Michael Graves & Associates, and Donald T. Yoshino, FAIA, Yoshino Architecture, PA.