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Acronym used as a postnomial designating an individual who is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. A Fellow of the Institute is regarded by his peers as among one of the finest architects in the country and it is one of the highest honors an American architect can receive. Additionally, Honorary Fellowships are available for architects who are citizens of nations other than the United States and for non-architects who have made great contributions to architecture or the Institute. A form of title in the form of an acronym that follows an individuals name. ... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the professional organization for architects in the United States. ... Architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect/Building designer is a person involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction, whose role is to guide decisions affecting those building aspects that are of aesthetic, cultural or social concern. ... An architect is a person licensed in the art of planning, designing and overseeing the construction of buildings, or more generally, the designer of a scheme or plan. ... Architecture (in Greek αρχή = first and τέχνη = craftsmanship) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...


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Francis D. Ching (Seattle, WA) is a registered architect, a professor at the University of Washington, and the author of eight highly acclaimed architecture books, all for Wiley.
Steven R. Winkel, FAIA (San Francisco, CA), is a project manager at Field Paoli, and an expert in building codes and regulations.
He is also an AIA Board Member and past president of the AIA California Council.
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