Kate Schwennsen, Design, (515) 294-7428
Heather Sauer, Design, (515) 294-9289
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720
ISU DESIGN ASSOCIATE DEAN NAMED TO AIA COLLEGE OF FELLOWS
AMES, Iowa -- Kate Schwennsen, associate dean of Iowa State University's College of Design, has been named to the American Institute of Architects' (AIA) College of Fellows.
She is the first woman in Iowa to be named to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows. She was selected for her efforts to integrate architectural education and practice.
Fellowship in the AIA is an honor awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the architectural profession. There are more than 71,000 AIA members, but less than 2,400 are AIA Fellows.
To be considered for Fellowship, architects must have at least 10 years of membership in the AIA, and members must meet certain standards.
Schwennsen received a B.A. and an M.A. in architecture from Iowa State. She practiced full time for 10 years, first with Engelbrecht and Griffin Architects, PC, and later with Bloodgood Architects and Planners, both in Des Moines. She joined the Iowa State architecture faculty in August 1990.
Schwennsen has been a member of the AIA Iowa Chapter since 1988 and was the first woman to serve as the chapter's president, in 1997. She represents the Central States Region on the national AIA Board of Directors.
Schwennsen will be initiated into the College of Fellows on May 10 at the 2002 AIA national convention in Charlotte, N.C.
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