AIA ELEVATES FIVE ARCHITECTS FROM THE WESTERN MOUNTAIN REGION TO FELLOWSHIP
Las Vegas, NV – The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, (AIA Las Vegas) announced today that AIA Las Vegas members Craig S. Galati and Thomas J. Schoeman and three other architects from the Western Mountain Region have been elevated to Fellowship in the Institute’s College of Fellows. Elevation to Fellowship is the highest honor bestowed on an architect through a juried process in one of five objects of nomination.
The distinction recognizes individual achievements and honors model architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and to society at large.
Craig served AIA Las Vegas and AIA Nevada as President over a 5-year period and has also served on the national board of Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), and is an SMPS Fellow. His elevation in the object of “Led the Institute” memorializes his active, efficient and cooperative work over a sustained period of time with widespread recognition of the results of his work. Notable contributions in the object of “Alternative Career” with service to Opportunity Village over many years, as President of JMA, Tom’s elevation shows advancement to serve society and humanity in a unique and important manner. Tom also served on the board of AIA Las Vegas and in the role of President.
AIA Las Vegas is part of the six state Western Mountain Region (WMR) and five of the 115 newly elevated architects are from the WMR. The five architects are Craig S. Galati, FAIA, AIA Nevada; Thomas J. Schoeman, FAIA, AIA Nevada; Patrick Panetta, FAIA, AIA Arizona; Tina Marie Reames, FAIA, AIA New Mexico; Constantine Nicholas Sak, FAIA, AIA Arizona. The official Investiture Ceremony will take place on Friday, June 7 at The Smith Center during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas.
About AIA Las Vegas
The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society. The local AIA Las Vegas Chapter was established in 1956 and currently has over 450 architects, associates, emeritus and allied members.
About the College of Fellows
Founded in 1952, the College of Fellows is composed of members of AIA who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Less than two percent of all architects achieve Fellowship and it is the highest honor the AIA can bestow upon a member. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also honors a model architect who has made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.