Boston – Bruner/Cott principal and partner, Jason Forney; Leers Weinzapfel principal, Tom Chung, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; and Ann Beha Architects (ABA) president, Philip Chen; have been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.
As the AIA’s highest membership honor, the fellowship program recognizes individuals for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Those elevated to Fellowship represent a standard of professional excellence at the national level: Only 3% of AIA members have this distinction.
Forney joined Bruner/Cott in 2002 and has played a major role in the design of many of Bruner/Cott’s notable projects. His work demonstrates a commitment to securing a new future for the built environment through sustainable and regenerative design and the transformative reuse of existing structures. Forney has expanded Bruner/Cott’s mission to include exemplary contemporary architecture whose ecological performance and emotional resonance are informed by lessons of the past.
With over 20 years experience, Chung is an exceptionally creative member of the Leers Weinzapfel team. He is a talented architect who has been a primary designer for a number of the firm’s most prominent projects. He also has an outstanding ability to lead complex projects, including the the Integrated Design Building at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; the Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences Building Renovation at Brown University; and the Global Education Building at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Chen joined ABA in 2006. His portfolio includes the United States Embassy in Athens, Smithsonian Institution museums, a campus center on a national historic landmark site, and educational and civic projects around the country.
Yanel de Angel Salas, Perkins + Will; and Katherine Faulkner, Katerra; were also elevated to the College of Fellows. They will be honored along with Forney, Chung, and Chen on May 15 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2020 in Los Angeles.