03/10/21 Faculty and Alumni Elevated to AIA Fellowship


Three USC Architecture faculty and alumni have joined the 2021 AIA College of Fellows. One of the highest honors that the AIA awards, Fellowship celebrates Architect Members with at least 10 years of membership who have made significant contributions to the profession and to society, who exemplify architectural excellence, and whose work has had a profound influence or ripple effect.

Alumnus Grant C. Kirkpatrick ’86, FAIA, is the co-chair of the USC Architecture Board of Councilors and founding partner of KAA Design. As the AIA stated, “Grant Kirkpatrick’s work elevates the continuum of modern residential architecture by knitting together a gracious conversation between form, craft, and nature to create architectural heirlooms that elevate the experience of home.” 

Adjunct Associate Professor Mina M. Chow, FAIA, is also a USC Center on Public Diplomacy Faculty Fellow. The AIA noted that “through her film-making, public scholarship, and interdisciplinary teaching, Mina Chow communicates important underlying relationships between design and culture. Her original outreach expands architectural education to new audiences by advancing understanding of design and the profession.”

Adjunct Assistant Professor Aaron D. Neubert, FAIA, is the founder and principal architect of ANX/Aaron Neubert Architects. “Aaron Neubert’s sensitively sited and meticulously detailed architecture orchestrates poetic relationships between landscape, light, and materiality, resulting in beautifully crafted spaces that amplify the human experience and advance stewardship of the natural environment,” the AIA said.

For the full list of this year’s College of Fellows, visit https://www.aia.org/college-of-fellows and https://www.aialosangeles.org/news/press-releases/fellows-for-2021-announced/

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