DENVER (Feb. 6, 2015) – The 2015 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) selected 147 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. Of those 147 elevated, four are AIA Colorado members.

Amy Burkett, FAIA; John Cottle, FAIA; Jeff Olson, FAIA; and Keat Tan, FAIA will be honored at an investiture ceremony during the 2015 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in Atlanta, May 14 – 16.

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 85,000, approximately 3,000 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. 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

Amy_BurkettAmy Burkett, FAIA (BurkettDesign) was nominated in category two—advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice

 

 

 

 

John_CottleJohn Cottle, FAIA (CCY Architects) was nominated in category one—promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession

 

 

 

 

Jeff_Olson_final_webJeff Olson, FAIA (Fentress Architects) was nominated in category two—advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice

 

 

 

 

Keat_Tan_squareKeat Tan, FAIA (gkkworks) was nominated in category one—promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession