2017 Fellows

The American Institute of Architects Elevates 3 Local Architects to the College of Fellows

AIA Fellowship Recognizes Significant Contributions to the Profession of Architecture and Society

The 2017 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects elevated three AIA Columbus members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. This year 178 AIA members were elevated and will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida. 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. Out of a total AIA membership of over 90,000 approximately 3 percent are distinguished with this honor. 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.

We are pleased to announce the 2017 AIA Columbus elevated Fellows, Lane Beougher, FAIA, Tim Fishking, FAIA, and David Meleca, FAIA. 

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    Lane J. Beougher, FAIA                          Tim Fishking, FAIA                       David B. Meleca, FAIA


Lane Beougher, FAIA, FCSI, Assoc. DBIA, LEED BD+C, GGP is the Energy Program Manager at the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. As a public architect, Lane exhibits exemplary leadership by advancing project delivery methods, advocating for sustainable design, integrating technology into construction processes, leading the Institute and related organizations, and serving his community and profession. Continue Reading.

Tim Fishking, FAIA, Principal at NBBJ has advanced healthcare design industry innovations, by pioneering the modular prefabrication of building systems while leading collaboration with constructors and transforming healthcare design and construction. Continue Reading.

David Meleca, FAIA, LEED BD+C, Principal at David B. Meleca Architects has combined his unique expertise of classical architecture and theology to become a national leader in the renaissance of traditional Roman Catholic Church architecture. Continue Reading.


A total of 11 new Fellows have been elevated in the Ohio Valley Region (Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana). We are the only region to have 100% of the submitted applicants be elevated! 


See the full list of AIA Columbus Fellows. 

See the full list of the 2017 Class of the AIA National College of Fellows.



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