For Immediate Release
Contact: Gina Calabro
Executive Director, AIA Connecticut
AIA Fellowship Recognizes Significant Contributions to Profession of Architecture and Society
New Haven, CT, March 5, 2019 – The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated Bruce Redman Becker of Becker + Becker, an AIA Connecticut member, to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. The 2018 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas in June.
Bruce is president of Becker + Becker, an integrated sustainable development, planning, preservation and architecture firm that restores underutilized historic buildings and redevelops urban sites to help revitalize communities. The firm has offices in Fairfield, Connecticut and Manhattan.
Becker + Becker recently completed a LEED Platinum, 285-unit, net-zero energy transit-oriented development project, 777 Main, in downtown Hartford as well as the LEED Platinum 500-unit, 32-story, 360 State Street project in New Haven, which incorporates the first fuel cell in the world to power an apartment building.
Since 1988, Bruce has designed and developed more than 2,500 units of affordable and market-rate housing and undertaken six certified historic rehabilitations. Bruce co-founded two affordable housing non-profits was a founding director of the CT Renewable Energy and Efficiency Business Association and is President of the Connecticut Electric Vehicle Club. Bruce wrote the chapter on Project Delivery as Architect and Developer in the AIA Architect’s Handbook of Professional Practice.
Bruce Becker is a LEED Accredited Professional, and member of the U.S. Green Building Council and Urban Land Institute. He graduated from Amherst College and received MBA and Master of Architecture degrees from Yale. Bruce resides in Westport, CT, is the only Connecticut architect to be elevated to AIA Fellowship in 2019.
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 94,000, fewer than four percent of members are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA in one or more of the following nomination categories:
- Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession
- Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice
- Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA and other related professional organizations
- Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment
- Made the profession of ever-increasing service to societyAbout the American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, The American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.
About AIA Connecticut:
Since 1905, AIA Connecticut has served the architectural profession, encouraging design excellence, working to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments. AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Our membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, architectural designers working towards licensure, students, and professionals in allied fields.
For more information, visit AIA Connecticut’s website at https://aiact.org/fellows/