The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has inducted 116 of its members into its College of Fellows. The 2008 Fellows will be honored during the AIA's National Convention in a ceremony at Boston's Old South Church on Friday, May 16, from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m.
For the complete list of 2008 Fellows, read the Feb. 15 story in AIArchitect This Week at www.aia.org/aiarchitect/thisweek08/0215/0215n_faia.cfm.
A Sustainable Justice Committee has been established within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) to promote and support sustainability in the planning, design, and construction of law and justice facilities. The committee, co-chaired by Susan K. Oldroyd, AIA, LEED AP, and Ken Ricci, FAIA, plans to publish a guide to sustainable justice and to propose a LEED-J (LEED for Justice) rating system to the U.S. Green Building Council. The 2008 AAJ Conference in San Francisco, Nov. 5-7, will feature tours of justice sector facilities that have successfully re-thought sustainable approaches to design, construction, and operation.
In other AIA news, the institute's Continuing Education System announced the winners of its 2008 Awards for Excellence, which recognizes architectural and engineering educational providers for their commitment to developing high-quality professional continuing education programs.
Mithun Architects + Designers + Planners of Seattle, Wash., was chosen as the Firm Provider, Category II award recipient. Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Pacific Energy Center of San Francisco received the award for Professional Organization Provider. Carmel, Ind.-based Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies was given the award for Stakeholder/Commercial Provider, and San Antonio-based Ron Blank & Associates received an honorary mention as an Internet Platform Provider.