In remembrance

In remembrance of Michael Chelednik, AIA


It is with deep sorrow that we mark the passing of Michael Chelednik, AIA on April 4.  Michael was a loving family man, a consummate professional, and an architect who was truly dedicated to the advancement of our profession through his many contributions to the AIA and to our knowledge community, Technical Design for Building Performance (TDBP).

From the initial roundtable that led to the creation of TDBP in 2010 and in every year that followed, Michael's commitment to the delivery of higher performing buildings through commissioning and our on-going efforts to strengthen the education and training requirements for architects in building science was both selfless and profound.  He was involved with numerous organizations besides the AIA, including the Building Commissioning Association, the International Accreditation Service, and the National Institute of Building Sciences.  He was instrumental in forging new and better standards for the commissioning of buildings and was recognized by his peers as an expert at developing training manuals for Building Engineers, Property Managers, and Operations and Maintenance personnel that were designed specifically to deliver energy efficient, higher performing buildings.  Michael's contributions in this regard are most notable in the planning and design of major airports around the nation and is a legacy that each of us and the traveling public who never knew Michael will enjoy for many years to come.

On behalf of the TDBP and the many colleagues and friends that Michael has touched during his over 25 years of professional practice; please join us in honoring him and his many contributions to our profession.  We will make a donation in his name to the BCA Scholarship Foundation, which provides financial assistance to eligible up and coming commissioning professionals. He will be sorely missed.