nonzeroarchitecture and studio bau:ton in Santa Monica, Calif., announce that the American Institute of Architects has elevated their founder and principal, Peter Grueneisen, to the prestigious College of Fellows. Grueneisen will be inducted at the AIA's national convention, which takes place April 30–May 2, 2009, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.
This honor is awarded to architects who have made contributions of national significance to the profession of architecture, and is considered one of the highest honors bestowed to a select group of architects by a jury of their peers. From a national membership of more than 80,000 architects, fewer than 2,500 AIA members are distinguished with the honor of Fellowship. The honor is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA who have made significant contributions to the profession and built environment.
Also taken into consideration are an individual’s contributions to the advancement of living standards through an improved society with significant public service. The new fellows are entitled to use the designation of “FAIA” following their names.