Fred Perpall Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

  • Feb 23, 2016

The 2015 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has inducted Beck’s Chief Executive Officer, Fred Perpall, to the College of Fellows. The FAIA designation, as it is known, is the highest individual honor given by the AIA and is awarded to architects who have made outstanding contributions to the profession and the communities they serve. Perpall was one of 149 AIA members around the country elevated to the College of Fellows.

Election to the fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Perpall has made a major impact on the architectural profession, and an even greater contribution to the communities in which he has worked. He has been a civic champion in both Dallas and Atlanta, a mentor to a new generation of young professionals and has provided a model of the architect as a leader. The FAIA designation is typically given later in a career. Perpall’s inclusion at a relatively young age reflects the impact he has already had.

“Leading by example, Fred continues to use his talent and passion to connect the profession to the community and extend architecture’s recognition into more non-traditional arenas of public policy, while passionately lobbying for our region as a Director of Public Policy for the Dallas Regional Chamber,” says Michael Rawlings, Mayor of Dallas. “There is no better candidate or anyone deserving of recognition for their contributions back to the community than Fred Perpall.”

Out of a total AIA membership of over 85,000, there are just over 3,200 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA in one or more of the following nomination categories:

  1. Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession.
  2. Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice.
  3. Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations.
  4. Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment.
  5. Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society.

The 2016 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia in May.