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Posthumous FAIA

  • 1.  Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-13-2019 18:25

    Colleagues:

     

    What are your thoughts about allowing posthumous elevation to the College?

     

    Best regards,

     

     

     

     

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    Charles A. Higueras, FAIA

    JFIP/ESER Program Manager

     

     

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  • 2.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-21-2019 23:32
    Dear Charles,
    Great suggestion. I've also wondered why we could not recognize such practitioners.  There are likely complexities in creating guidelines as to nominate an individual where adequate substantiation could be provided to ensure impact.  It would be good to hear what others think, as there are likely architects that have had an impact on their work and it was not noticed until they've passed.
    Warmly, Zig

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    Zigmund Rubel FAIA
    CEO
    A Design+Consulting
    Greenbrae CA
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  • 3.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-22-2019 12:35
    ​Thanks Zig - there is an opinion that FAIA is meant to serve as a catalyst to urge further contributions to the profession as it is to recognize a legacy of such commitment. As such, deceased practitioners would be ineligible.

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    Charles Higueras FAIA
    Project Manager
    Department of Public Works
    San Francisco CA
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  • 4.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-22-2019 12:59
    Dear Charles,
    That is an interesting insight as I always understood admission to the College was about "Proving It" and not the ability to "Perpetuating It".  This seems a bit confusing.  I would love to hear what others think about becoming a Fellow and remaining capacity of continuing a legacy or saying I'm done.
    Sincerely
    Zig

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    Zigmund Rubel FAIA
    CEO
    A Design+Consulting
    Greenbrae CA
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  • 5.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-26-2019 09:27
    I agree with Charles -- Fellowship is not an award (Awards quite logically be can be presented posthumously).
    I believe that Fellowship is a both a recognition and a commitment to continue to put forth efforts to serve the profession and all that this encompasses.

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    Joel Zingeser FAIA
    Derwood MD
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  • 6.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-22-2019 17:50
    Dear Charles and all
    A great idea, I completely agree that it something we should do.
    Jan
    Jan Wampler, FAIA
    Distinguished Professor, ACSA
    Markborough Endowed Professor, USF
    Professor of Architecture, Emeritus, MIT
    Jan Wampler Studio  Architecture/Urban Design
    Office 617 253 7904
    Cell     617 763 4908
    wampler@mit.edu

     

     






  • 7.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-22-2019 18:36
    I would be in favor of a separate category.
    The requirements could essentially be the same.
    Obviously authorship would change.

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    Burton L. Roslyn, FAIA
    President
    Roslyn Consultants, LLC
    Roslyn Heights, New York
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  • 8.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-22-2019 18:47
    Concur with the thought - what comes to mind is Randall Biallas, FAIA, Class of '18.  Around the time he was notified of his elevation, Randy became seriously ill, was not able to attend either the AIA|DC Fellows Dinner or Investiture at A'18.  While National was preparing to make a special presentation to him at the hospital last summer, Randy passed away before he received his medal.

    I think it is possible - would require the efforts of the sponsor and team to pull together the submission.

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    Edmond Gauvreau, FAIA
    Washington, DC
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  • 9.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-28-2019 07:08
    There has been more than one AIA DC Fellow who was inducted posthumously.

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    Kathryn Tyler Prigmore, FAIA
    Associate Director
    Shalom Baranes Associates
    Washington, DC
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  • 10.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-25-2019 11:09
    The key is  "where adequate substantiation could be provided to ensure impact."
    Not a problem!!!
    Ronnie





  • 11.  RE: Posthumous FAIA

    Posted 03-28-2019 07:15
    There are some who continue to inspire others and to the development of the profession who have passed on - both contemporaries who left us too soon and some who may be considered historical figures.  We should consider a way to honor those who have passed and who are deserving of Fellowship.

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    Kathryn Tyler Prigmore, FAIA
    Associate Director
    Shalom Baranes Associates
    Washington, DC
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