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CAPPA alumni elevated to FAIA

March 7, 2017

Three CAPPA alumni were among 178 members elevated to the College of Fellows by The American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2017. The honor recognizes notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture.

Michael J. Malone (’02 M.Arch)Michael Malone
The Texas Society of Architects notes that Malone has promoted the advancement of design excellence, strengthened the profession through dynamic leadership, and served as a model and mentor for the next generation. Malone created TxA's first award for lifetime design achievement during his time as president in 2015, was instrumental in launching the first regional design conference in the Southwest, and has for the past 20 years made lasting contributions to the Society's governance, finances, and property. He has also mentored countless students, interns, and young architects during his career, consistently striving to create a culture of inclusiveness, learning, and caring in his firm and in the profession at large.

Kevin Sneed (’86 BS, Arch)Kevin Sneed
Sneed is partner and senior director of architecture with OTJ Architects in Washington, DC. He has served as President and as a board member of AIA Northern Virginia. He was awarded the 2004 AIA National Young Architects Award and his work has received awards from AIA, IIDA and NOMA. He chaired the 2004 AIA Diversity Committee and the 2006 AIA Interior Architecture Knowledge Community. Sneed also contributed to the book Becoming an Architect - A Guide to Careers in Design, dilineating pathways for potential architecture students, interns and young architects.

Norman Ward (’92 M.Arch, ’82 BS, Arch)Norman Ward
The Texas Society of Architects notes that Ward’s architecture arises from profound clarity of thought and a deep joy of making. His homes are a celebration of craft, creation, art, and life. Inspired by seasonal changes and the movement of sunlight through space, Ward’s work has been recognized by design award juries for its thoughtfulness and attention to context and scale. For Ward, the completion of an inhabited house is only the beginning of another story: the full design conversation is realized as the house experiences the subsequent seasons.