AIA Los Angeles Congratulates Our New Fellows for 2019

February 22, 2019 – Los Angeles—AIA Los Angeles is pleased and proud to announce that five of our Chapter members have been elevated to Fellowship (signified by the initials FAIA.)

One of the highest honors that AIA awards, Fellowship celebrates Architect Members 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.

Fellowship may be bestowed in one of several categories:
1) Design, Urban Design, or Preservation; 2) Education, Research, Literature, or Practice (with the option of a subcategory of Management or Technical Advancement); 3) Led the Institute or a Related Organization; 4) Public Service, Government, Industry, or Organization; or 5) Alternative Career, Volunteer Work with Organizations Not Directly Connected with the Built Environment, or Service to Society.

The new Fellows will receive their Fellowship medal during the Investiture at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19) in Las Vegas. The Investiture will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Our Los Angeles Fellows will also be honored locally at a private reception.

AIA|LA thanks our 2018-19 Fellows Nominating & Mentoring Committee, and everyone who supported our nominees as sponsors, reference letter writers and mentors. Their experience, advice and encouragement are crucial to a successful nomination, and are extremely appreciated.

This year, 115 AIA members and nine international architects were elevated to Fellow. You can view a list of all the new Fellows nationwide at

Jeanne Chen, FAIA Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
Advancing an inclusive design process that profoundly engages communities in the shaping, celebration and stewardship of their environments, Jeanne Chen’s designs weave culture, context and craft to transform and bring new meaning to each place.
Wyatt J. Frantom, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C
Wyatt Frantom creates architecture at the confluence of performance-driven rigor, intentional collaboration, and an uncompromisingly progressive
design ethic to create practice-advancing work that communicates the value of design for a committed and profoundly impactful profession.
Kevin M. Holland, FAIA
Actively promoting social justice and mentoring emerging architects, Kevin Holland personifies the altruistic architect and exemplifies NOMA’s
role as a diversity advocate—restructuring organizationally; expanding partnerships; and promoting leadership development—impacting academia, communities, and the profession.
Michael S. Martin, FAIA
Michael Martin continually challenges accepted practices through technically innovative, sustainable and precedent-setting planning and building design. His national and international work advances unique models for learning and research that redefine
traditional patterns and policies.
Patricia Rhee, FAIA, DBIA
Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects
Patricia Rhee elevates the “Design” in design-build delivery creating dynamic, award-winning environments for clients and community. As an advocate for design excellence, she shares her knowledge and empowers colleagues through lectures, juries and professional organizations.


For more information on Fellowship and the nomination and submission process please contact
Steve Tanner, Hon. AIA|LA
Membership Director
t: 213.639.0765