The 2014 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects has elevated 139 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Three members from Colorado were named as Fellows.
The three—Nan Anderson, FAIA; Alan Ford, FAIA; and Mary Morissette, FAIA—will be honored at an investiture ceremony during the 2014 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Chicago, held from June 26 – 28.
Mary Morissette, with the Denver office of Jacobs, was nominated in AIA’s category three, for architects who coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA and other related professional organizations.
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 more than 83,000, approximately 3,000 architects are distinguished with this honor. 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. Promotes the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession.
2. Advances the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice.
3. Coordinates the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA and other related professional organizations.
4. Advances the living standards of people through an improved environment.
5. Makes the profession of ever-increasing service to society.