AIA Austin | Fellows Directory
The College of Fellows is composed of members of the American Institute of Architects who are elevated to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member; this list represents individuals who were members of AIA Austin at the time of their investiture. Fellowship recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual and elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society in one of six categories:
Object One: Design, urban design, or preservation
Object Two: Practice Management, or Practice Technical Advancement
Object Three: Led the Institute, or a related organization
Object Four: Public service, government, industry, or organization
Object Five: Alternative career, volunteer work with organizations not directly connected with the built environment, or service to society
Object Six: Education, Research, Literature
Architect, architectural historian, and teacher, Dr. Anthony Alofsin has transformed our understanding of Frank Lloyd Wright, expanded the history of modern architecture, and explored themes of modernism from Central Europe to American design education.
Arthur Andersson’s work imbues the every day with poetry. Through designs that transform users and transcend typology, he addresses pragmatic needs alongside our psychological yearning for shelter and contemplation, centering and escape, joy and comfort.
Jay Barnes creates architecture that brings people together. By overcoming political and institutional reluctance on high-profile, often embattled projects, he empowers stakeholders to engage in creating places that strengthen and enrich community through their design.
In his multi-faceted career in education as architect, planner and advocate, Jim Brady created exemplary student-centered learning environments, championed best practices and stakeholder engagement focused on learning, and transformed organizational and leadership development nationwide.
Donna Carter’s civic engagement creates sustainable communities where history's wisdom guides the future. As an African-American woman, intentionally in private practice, she demonstrates the benefits one citizen architect can bring to those her life touches.
Dick Clark, amiable instigator and persistent catalyst for progress, designs buildings that are at once beautiful, functional and transformational. Always infused with consciousness, his work magnifies architecture’s intrinsic capacity to improve, enhance and enrich lives.
Bob Coffee's very personal practice has produced a legacy of illuminating buildings, parks, master plans and historic restorations and his public service has enhanced his state, community and profession.
Lawrence Connolly has transformed the animal shelter building type by creating facilities that support humane animal care, encourage pet adoption and teach responsible pet ownership.
Tommy Cowan has set a course for sound fiscal policy at all levels of the Institute by reversing devastating financial conditions at local and state components and by acquiring significant funding for component programs.
Ernesto Cragnolino’s architecture seeks out and engages conflicts that are intrinsic to the work’s individual circumstances. By embracing subtlety and nuance he elevates experience over visual expression.
Charles Croft conceived a stormwater detention system now used by communities nationwide; forced the redesign of a major bridge; spearheaded passage of the TEXAS ARCHITECT'S PRACTICE LAW; and helped to obtain a R/UDAT for Austin.
As educator, scholar and practitioner Elizabeth Danze has expanded the influence of architectural theory and practice across disciplines by examining the convergence of sociology and psychology with the tangibles of space, construction, material, and details.
John M. Davis, AIA has advanced the architect's leadership role by assuring their involvement throughout the design/construction process and has thereby brought to fruition $2 billion in projects for The University of Texas System.
As an architect of interior spaces, Wendy Dunnam Tita champions the conversation between design, craft, and people to advance and nurture this essential collaboration, and to enrich the human experience of architecture and its making.
Herman Dyal works at the intersection of architecture, graphic design, and wayfinding. He creates graphic solutions that illuminate and promote architecture, and his wayfinding solutions have significantly advanced the practice of wayfinding design.
A passionate humanist, Juan Cotera believes in every individual’s right to experience architecture in its finest expression, and has worked for five decades to elevate people and place, regardless of resources, to this ideal.
Gary Furman’s architecture celebrates the act of habitation, integrating the aspirations of his clients and the subtleties of place with a rich sensitivity toward the craft of making buildings.
Stanley Graves steered the largest state-based preservation initiative in US history to unprecedented success, resurrecting Texas’ historic county courthouses and establishing a model for saving America’s architectural landmarks and restoring their role in our communities.
Stan Haas has created exemplary buildings for 25 years. His work with routine programs and modest budgets has elevated the expected to the extraordinary.
With equal measures of pragmatism, idealism, and tenacity, Tom Hatch has vastly improved the quality and image of affordable housing while steadfastly championing his belief that a humane architecture stabilizes lives and builds sustainable communities.
An innovative educator and gifted communicator, David Heymann conveys the richness and challenge of architecture to a broad audience. His work investigates how buildings carry meaning, and the central role of landscape in architectural design.
Sam Houston and other historic Texans would applaud him! David Hoffman's 20-year career has focused on preserving Texas' unique architectural past, from all of Houston's frontier dwellings to high-style movie palaces.
L. M. Holder committed his practice to creating environmentally compatible architecture and to share his knowledge of energy efficient systems and renewable energy with professionals and non professionals to develop a sustainable environment.
Michael Hsu designs for optimism. His work across a wide range of typologies combines diverse influences, materials and techniques to create a spirited architectural alchemy of unexpected and experiential solutions that both delight and inspire.
Robert Jackson’s buildings are living systems that observe the world, explore the lessons of history, and integrate the connections we have to nature, and to each other.
Luis Jauregui elevated the standing of custom residential architects and established a powerful national network for this under-represented constituency to make connections, strengthen their firms, share best practices, and highlight the value of their work.
Advocate, leader and pragmatic visionary, Matthew Kreisle strives to educate, engage and energize communities to build on a shared past and common ground as the means to create a future that celebrates people and place.
Mell Lawrence's architecture is a celebration. Imbued with wit, elemental serendipity, and optimism, Lawrence's work engages the senses and draws from a set of discrete sensibilities to create spirited, memorable places.
Interweaving diverse forms and ideas, Murray Legge’s work reaches across architectural disciplines with poetic resonance. His thoughtful integration of technical and formal innovation produces architecture that is both provocative and deeply immersive.
Laurie Limbacher has safeguarded and reinvigorated exemplars of our architectural heritage, expanded the body of historical knowledge, and influenced peers and policymakers to understand the imperative of retaining our connection to the history of place.
Emily Little mediates a lively conversation between past and present architectural design, protecting the ties to heritage, restoring the experience of place, and creating buildings rooted in the time-honored wisdom of prior generations.
Jana McCann’s highly interrelated body of work brings communities and civic leaders together to create visionary plans that balance multiple objectives, recognize the public’s values and aspirations, and artfully respond to economic realities.
Heather McKinney's work promotes architecture through her cultivated restraint, elegance, and aesthetic maturity. She creates memorable places by drawing out the silent qualities of elemental forms - rigorous and spare, yet innovative, contemporary, and timeless.
Juan Miró is an internationally recognized architect and educator who has inspired a generation of students through his dedication to teaching and the design excellence of his work, providing a bridge between academia and practice.
MJ Neal’s renowned work weaves materials, colors, and textures with earth and sky into architecture that engages nature and the senses. His carefully programmed and delicately detailed creations rise to the level of poetry.
John V. Nyfeler, by dedicating his personal and professional life in volunteer service, has significantly improved his community's central city, strengthened Austin's cultural environment and delivery of health and human services, and has advanced the architectural profession.
Peter Pfeiffer, AIA's architectural practice brings attractive regionally appropriate Green building into mainstream architecture and the public forum. He continuously advances the Green ideal through example, writing, education and sharing - thereby universally enhancing architectural practice.
Through policy reform and designs for public buildings, Phillip Reed has improved the quality of life in Central Texas by concentrating on long term environmental impacts that will shape the region for generations to come.
Miguel Rivera is internationally recognized for design excellence and a rigorous approach that brings out the beauty in simple, common materials, blurs art and architecture, and produces poetic and inspirational projects that enrich their landscapes.
Larry Speck is a natural teacher who has, through his career in architectural education, inspired thousands of students, colleagues and practitioners to improve the quality of the American built environment.
Lars Stanley translates his passion for the process of making into the making of place, embedding human energy and an awareness of craft into a diverse range of built projects.
Jim Susman brought a holistic view of architecture to Austin’s nascent philanthropic culture to drive its maturation, establish stability, and seize opportunities to direct game changing projects that enhance lives and inspire the community.
Charles Thompson has helped architects and owners realize innovative lighting design solutions to enhance award-winning architecture; educated practitioners and public officials; and elevated and defended his profession’s role as an important, integral asset to design.
By tapping into the wisdom of ancient and indigenous building techniques, Logan Wagner establishes a new paradigm for reducing the building industry’s environmental impact and empowers architects with time-tested strategies to address the climate crisis.
With economy, restraint, and an uncommon sensibility for context, Al York creates architecture that resonates with a timeless sense of belonging by exposing the underlying grace of the ordinary and revealing beauty within familiar situations.