01/03 News, Promotions, Moves


Tim McCorry, AIA, an associate at Kaplan Gaunt DeSantis Architects, Red Bank, N.J., is now a LEED™ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional. The accreditation is conferred by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Past AIA President Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA, chair of HKS, Dallas, recently was elected to the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) board of directors in Washington, D.C. Skaggs has been actively involved in the design of more than 450 architectural projects, primarily in the health-care sector. He is registered in 15 states.

Charles B. Thomsen, FAIA, chair of 3D/International Inc., was selected as a fellow of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). The organization has selected 16 fellows since its founding in 1982. Thomsen is the first person to be elevated to fellowship in both the AIA and CMAA.

AIA Palm Beach presented the Hilliard T. Smith, FAIA Architectural Community Service Award to Paul Twitty, AIA, at its annual awards banquet November 19. Twitty is a founding partner and chief executive of Schwab, Twitty & Hanser Architects (STH), West Palm Beach, and is active in many community and professional groups, including the AIA, National Honor Society in Architecture and the Allied Arts, and the Urban Land Institute (ULI). He is also a member of the Business Development Board and the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, the Executive Association of the Palm Beaches, Palm Beach County’s Overall Economic Development Program Committee, the City Center Partnership, and the Industrial Revenue Bond Task Force. Besides the personal honor bestowed on Twitty, STH received two AIA Design Excellence Awards.

Burr Lawrence Rising + Bates Architects, p.s. celebrated its 50th anniversary and changed its name to BLRB Architects, p.s. In addition, it announced the promotion of Lee Raymond Fenton, AIA, and Dennis C. Kabba, AIA, to principals and Kit Burns, AIA, and John Wegener, AIA, to senior associates.

The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) presented the first Chairman’s Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) for its work on the Cathlapotle Archeological Project at the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge in Washington and to the General Services Administration for its efforts on two projects, the rehabilitation and restoration of the U.S. Post Office and Courthouse in Old San Juan, P.R., and the Fairfield Center/Roxbury Boys Club Renovation in the Roxbury Highlands Historic District, Boston. “Without these efforts, irreplaceable elements of our heritage would have been lost. With these efforts many people will have the opportunity to experience and better understand our nation’s rich and varied history,” said John L. Nau III, ACHP chair. In addition, Emily Summers, AIA, of Dallas, was sworn in for a four-year term as an expert member of the ACHP. Clay Johnson III, assistant to the president for presidential personnel, presided over the ceremony held at the Navy Museum.

Flad & Associates is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Flad, founded in 1927 in Madison, Wisc., as a family-owned business, is now the largest architecture practice headquartered in the state. Over the years, Flad has garnered more than 150 design awards, including the 2002 Architecture Firm Award from AIA Wisconsin. Flad has won honors in four of the past seven “Lab of the Year” competitions, an international “who’s who” of laboratory designers. The national AIA component has recognized the firm for its Intern Development Program (IDP), which encompasses comprehensive training opportunities, continuing education programs and commitment to its young staff.

Johnson Fain Partners has changed its name to Johnson Fain.

KKE Architects Inc. added a new business unit dedicated to hospitality, recreation, and entertainment clients. The cross-country team includes KKE principal Quin Scott, AIA; Bob Lang, Assoc. AIA; and Bill Bethmann, AIA, with support of staff in the Newport Beach, Calif., and Dallas offices.

Vollmer Associates was the grand award winner as “Juror’s Favorite” in the 2002 CANstruction competition for a sculpture entitled, “Every Drop Counts.”


Kathleen Leahy Born, AIA, as associate, to Arrowstreet Inc., Boston

Richard Jaynes, AIA; Leesa Vardeman, AIA; and John B. Wallis, AIA, to partners, and Steve Aloway, AIA, and Stephen Hafer, AIA, to principals, VLK Architects Inc, Arlington, Tex.

Dan Kallenbach, AIA, and Margaret Parker Salop, AIA, to associates, Hardison Komatsu Ivelich & Tucker (HKIT), Oakland

Joseph League Jr, AIA, to principal, S/L/A/M, Glastonbury, Conn.

George W. Sharp, AIA, to project architect, Cuhaci & Peterson Architects, Orlando


Nancy Clayton, AIA, as design director, to Chilton, New Haven

Gary M. Fisher, AIA, as vice president, to Cannon Design, Baltimore

Perrell Jackson, Assoc. AIA, to Garner Plus Architects PLLC, Rochester, N.Y.

Amanda Scherrer Morris, Assoc. AIA, and Noelle A. Norman, Assoc. AIA, as intern architects, to TurnerBatson Architects, Birmingham, Ala.

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