Left to right: Bartlett Baker, FAIA; Mia Blanchett, FAIA; Blaine Brownell, FAIA; Steven Dwyer, FAIA; Margaret Parsons, FAIA; and Bruce Wright, FAIA
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated six AIA members from AIA Minnesota to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.
The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Architects who have been elevated to fellowship can be identified by the designation FAIA after their name.
Bartlett “Bake” Baker, FAIA, McGough Companies
Mia Blanchett, FAIA, HGA
Blaine Brownell, FAIA, University of Minnesota
Steven Dwyer, FAIA, HGA
Margaret Parsons, FAIA, Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Bruce Wright, FAIA, Just Wright Communications
Bartlett J. Baker, Jr., FAIA
Focused on the dynamic interdependency of architecture and construction, Bake Baker has advanced new process leadership models for architects and owners using skillful inventive tools, shared among peers nationally, that define aspirations and design’s value.
Mia Blanchett, FAIA
Mia Blanchett believes in the power of public architecture. Her genuine leadership balances complexity with vision, shaping the everyday lives of thousands of people as they come together to work, play, and govern.
Blaine Brownell, FAIA
An architect dedicated to materials research and education, Blaine Brownell has deeply influenced architects’ capacity to evaluate emerging materials and employ new material applications that are technologically, environmentally, and aesthetically innovative.
Steven Dwyer, FAIA
Steven Dwyer’s cultural arts and community centered work exemplifies a profound understanding of the intersection of place, program and beauty — which has resulted in national recognition for its localized and sensitive artfulness.
Margaret Parsons, FAIA
Meg Parsons’ groundbreaking community engagement and educational facility planning approach creates inventive, successful school designs inspiring new educational delivery methods across the country, as she also leads positive national change in architectural education and licensing.
Bruce Wright, FAIA
Bruce Wright is a design writer whose technical knowledge has transformed the profession’s understanding of architectural fabrics and new materials. His career shows how architects who write enrich the profession’s innovation and scope.