SOURCE: American Institute of Architects California Council

American Institute of Architects California Council

February 09, 2011 16:00 ET

Fourteen California Architects Receive Distinguished Honor From the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 9, 2011) - The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), announces fourteen California architects who recently received their Fellowship and will be inducted into the prestigious College of Fellows at the 2011 AIA National Convention in New Orleans in May. This honor is awarded to architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society, as well as who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. It is one of the highest honors bestowed to an architect, by a jury of their peers.

With a national membership of more than 80,000 architects, fewer than 2,500 AIA members have received the honor of Fellowship, conferred on architects with at least ten years of membership in the AIA, and are recognized as individuals who have made significant contributions to the built environment.

The new Fellows, now entitled to use the designation "FAIA," include the following California architects listed by their respective chapter:

AIA San Francisco
Paul Adamson, FAIA
James R. Bedrick, FAIA
Lisa Gelfand, FAIA
Denis Akio Henmi, FAIA
Rodney K. Henmi, FAIA
Tully Shelley, FAIA
Douglas Tom, FAIA

AIA Los Angeles
Nathan Belville Cherry, FAIA
William Maxwell Taylor, FAIA
Patrick J. Tighe, FAIA
Lisa Fay Matthiessen, FAIA

AIA Pasadena & Foothill
Douglas S. Ewing, FAIA
Richard F. McCann, FAIA

AIA Santa Clara Valley
Robert C. Peterson, FAIA

The AIACC congratulates this year's inductees and proudly acknowledges their impressive accomplishment.

The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit

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