Five Texas architects are among the 116 AIA members elevated to the College of Fellows this year. This prestigious honor is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level, and only about three percent of AIA’s more than 91,000 members hold this distinction. The new class of Fellows will be recognized on May 15 an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture happening in Los Angeles.

Congratulations to the newest Texas Fellows!

Richard K. Johnson, FAIA
AIA Dallas

Richard K. Johnson, FAIA, of Corgan Associates has championed an authentic, responsible approach to the environment through exemplary professional practice, service outreach, and educational advocacy. Johnson’s sustainable design leadership has elevated his firm’s practice, reputation, and influence.

Brian Korte, FAIA
AIA San Antonio

Brian Korte, FAIA, is a co-founder of the San Antonio office of Clayton & Little Architects. His work champions the honesty of modernism with a commitment to practical yet artful solutions that marry the strength of ideas bonded to the landscape with a passion for authenticity, richness, and well-crafted materials. Korte’s eye for detail imbues his projects with an exquisite sense of authenticity and craftsmanship and brings a high value to all of his projects.

Eugene Logan Wagner, FAIA
AIA Austin

Eugene Logan Wagner, FAIA, leads the architecture and building firm of ALARIFE. By tapping into the wisdom of ancient and indigenous building techniques, Wagner establishes a new paradigm for reducing the building industry’s environmental impact and empowers architects with time-tested strategies to address the climate crisis.

Clifford Welch, FAIA 
AIA Dallas

Cliff Welch, FAIA, is a Dallas architect whose work has been honored at the local and national levels. He founded his own practice, Welch Architecture, in 2000. Welch is known for creating timeless architecture that evokes a richness of detail, materiality, craftsmanship, and artful composition elevating awareness and appreciation for design.

Mark A. Williams, FAIA
AIA Dallas

Mark Williams, FAIA, is a principal and business development director for sports at HKS. He is leading the profession in transforming and redefining amateur and professional sports and entertainment venues. Williams’ global impact shaping our communities has created enhanced programs, broader experiences, and deeper memories.

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