The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated 98 member-architects and two non-member-architects, including eight in the healthcare sector, to its College of Fellows. The honor is awarded to architects who have made significant contributions to the profession of architecture and society.

Prospective candidates must have at least 10 years of AIA architect membership and exhibited influence in areas including promoting the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession and advancing the living standards of people through an improved environment.

Fellows are selected by a seven-member Jury of Fellows.

The newly elevated members working in healthcare and their AIA-component affiliations include:

  • Jill Bergman, senior health strategist, HDR Inc., San Francisco, (AIA San Francisco)
  • Jeanne Huntsman, program manager, Willdan, Charlotte, N.C., (AIA Charlotte)
  • John B. Lape, architect, John Lape, Architect Inc., Portland, Ore., (AIA Portland, a section of AIA Oregon)
  • Edward T. Marley, principal, Swaim Associates Ltd. Architects, Tucson, Ariz., (AIA Southern Arizona)
  • John Shoesmith, principal, Perkins Eastman, Seattle (AIA Seattle)
  • Sanford L. Smith, senior vice president, real estate and facilities, Hoag, Irvine, Calif. (AIA Orange County)
  • Mark W. Vaughan, medical planning director, principal, Page Southerland Page, Dallas (AIA Dallas)
  • Roderic K. Walton, principal, Moody Nolan, Chicago, (AIA Chicago).

For a complete list, go to the AIA website at