February 22, 2016 / Member News

The American Institute of Architects Elevates Three Local Architects to the College of Fellows


(L-R) Luis Bernardo, FAIA; Ann Hicks Harney, FAIA; Bryce Turner, FAIA

Baltimore, MD (February 22, 2016) – The 2016 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated three AIABaltimore members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.
The new Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia.
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.
We are proud to congratulate Luis Bernardo (Design Collective), Ann Hicks Harney (Ayers Saint Gross), and Bryce Turner (Brown Craig Turner) on their elevation to AIA fellowship.
Through holistic and collaborative design, Luis Bernardo, FAIA transformed university housing nationwide into thriving, inspirational living and learning communities rooted in context, creating a new sense of place fully integrated into campus and urban landscapes.
By merging a deep knowledge of building materials with a passion for critical environmental issues, Anne Hicks Harney, FAIA has led the sustainable material transparency movement both within the architectural profession and the industry at large.
Through design, advocacy, collaboration and community engagement, Bryce Turner, FAIA has been instrumental in strengthening communities throughout Baltimore, across Maryland and worldwide by identifying and guiding redevelopment opportunities and creating a “sense of place and community.”
Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 88,000 members, there are fewer than 3,100 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.