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AIA Elevates Michael Buono to the College of Fellows

AIA Springfield  | Published on 2/15/2016

The American Institute of Architects Elevates Michael Buono to the College of Fellows

AIA Fellowship Recognizes Significant Contributions to the Profession of Architecture and Society


Linden A. Mueller, Executive Director, AIA Springfield
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Russ Moffett, President, AIA Springfield
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Springfield, MO (February 15, 2016)– The 2016 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated Michael Buono to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Michael Buono will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia.

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.

Michael Buono

Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 88,000, there are fewer than 3,100 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. 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. 5. Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society

Michael Buono has cultivated two architecture programs into national prominence, significantly advancing design excellence through leadership, administration, community engaged applied research, teaching, mentorship, and service to the academy and the profession.

About The American Institute of Architects

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