• _AIA Fellows 24

Four Texas architects are among the 96 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 94,000 members hold this distinction. Architects who have been elevated to Fellowship can be identified by the designation FAIA after their name.

New fellows will be honored at the AIA Awards Gala, June 7, 2024, at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Learn more about fellowship on AIA’s website.  

Congratulations to the newest Texas Fellows!

Irene Nigaglioni, FAIA
AIA Dallas
Object 2 | Practice, Management

Irene Nigaglioni, FAIA, is President of IN2 Architecture, with experience in educational and institutional facilities. Her experience in the design of academic facilities ranges from renovation to new construction. Having received the Association of Learning Environment’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Irene continues to demonstrate her passion and commitment to excellence by championing the importance of learning environments in K-12 and higher education facilities.

Irene transforms educational architecture design through leadership in evidence-based designs, elevating the importance of architecture in enhancing students’ experiences and positively impacting their communities.

Laura Flannery Sachtleben, FAIA
AIA Houston
Object 2 | Practice, Technical Advancement

Laura Flannery Sachtleben, FAIA, is the Director of Sales for Landscape Forms. Previously, she served as Global Education and Science & Technology Sector Leader for Stantec, and the leader of the company’s Research + Benchmarking program. Laura has extensive experience in the field of education facilities design, working for twenty years to build and nurture client relationships, lead project teams, and share her knowledge on topics of resilience, school safety, and innovation in education architecture.

Laura leverages her expertise in education design to address the complex challenges facing public schools and their communities by championing innovative holistic solutions and by integrating social advocacy into practice and empowering others.

Laura has served as the president of AIA Houston as well as the chair of TxA’s Government Affairs Committee. 

Amanda H. Tullos, FAIA
AIA Houston
Object 2 | Practice, Technical Advancement

Amanda H. Tullos, FAIA, is the Founder and Principal of GreeNexus Consulting. Amanda’s talent and passion direct the sustainable design efforts of a variety of project types including higher education, retail, commercial office, civic, multi-family, and municipal facilities. 

Amanda leverages the expertise of her staff in a collective pursuit of holistic strategies best suited to the project goals. The result: award-winning projects and more than 15 million square feet of LEED-certified space. 

Amanda has embedded holistic sustainable practices into wide segments of her community, reaching beyond current thinking to engage leaders and the public in a regenerative approach to all aspects of everyday life.

Mark W. Vaughan, FAIA
AIA Dallas
Object 2 | Practice, Technical Advancement

Mark W. Vaughan, FAIA, is Principal and Medical Planning Director at Page Southerland Page. In this role, he has mastered the art of developing ideas reflecting an empathy for the patient and caregiver, flexible facility concepts, and, ultimately, building consensus for decisions during executive administration and other stakeholder meetings.

Mark has more than 32 years of healthcare architectural experience with direct involvement in the development of over two million square feet of institutional work in the last five years. His work has involved campus and facility master planning and architectural programming, planning & design for numerous healthcare projects, including complex multi-phased renovation, expansion and new green field hospital projects. 

Mark, a national champion for empathetic architecture, sensitively innovates complex health environments for life’s most vulnerable patients, elevates the standard by which healthcare architects are credentialed, and inspires young professionals through intensely personal mentorship.

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