Brian George, FAIA
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Congratulations to the 2018 AIA Fellows

We are pleased to announce that the American Institute of Architects has elevated two AIA Dallas members to Fellow in 2018. 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. Out of a total AIA membership of over 90,000, approximately 4 percent are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. Please extend your congratulations to your peers on their outstanding achievement.

The AIA Dallas members elevated to Fellow are:

Brian George, FAIA

Brian George created a global data center design practice at Corgan, demonstrating the specialized proficiency required to elevate an architect’s role and fundamentally transforming industry expectations regarding architectural design leadership. His leadership has created a specialty practice of 90 professionals dedicated to data center design. His in-depth knowledge of critical electrical and mechanical systems allows him to bring extraordinary value to the planning and execution of critical facilities projects nationwide and internationally.

Charles Davis Smith, FAIA

Charles Davis Smith weaves architecture and photography into memorable images that celebrate the architectural experience. He artfully mines for images that speak to a building’s spirit while presenting extraordinary design to the global community. Through his photography, his clients’ projects have garnered more than 250 design awards and been featured in more than 70 regional and national publications. His images have been displayed at the Oakland Museum of California and other institutions, and internationally at the Black & White Spider Awards. He has also contributed to 20 books, including Dallas Modern, published in 2014.

We would also like to congratulate past AIA Dallas Board Member Donald F. Gatzke, FAIA, of AIA Fort Worth, on his elevation to Fellow.

The 2018 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando in April. 

We would also like to acknowledge the dedicated work of our local Fellowship Committee and all who were sponsors and mentors—they spent countless hours working with our members on their fellowship process. For more information about the nomination and application process, attend our Demystifying Fellowship Workshop on March 1st.