Congratulations to our Ohio Architects for being elevated to the College of Fellows! Out of 178 architects that were elevated nationally, 8 were from Ohio. They are Jack Alan Bialosky Jr. FAIA, Cleveland; Robert Bostwick, FAIA, Cleveland; David Hughes, FAIA, Cleveland; Eric Pempus, FAIA, Cleveland; Lane Joseph Beougher, FAIA, Columbus; Tim Fishking, FAIA, Columbus; David B Meleca, FAIA, Columbus; Bruce W. Sekanick, FAIA, Eastern Ohio. The 2017 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Convention in Orlando. To read the press release and see the entire list click here.
The Ohio Valley Region was the only Region to have 100 percent of applicants elevated this year.  In addition to the eight from Ohio (the most Ohio has ever had elevated in a single year), there were two new Fellows recognized in Kentucky and one in Indiana.

Jack Alan Bialosky Jr. FAIA, Senior Principal, Bialosky, Cleveland.
Embracing a new paradigm for practice, Bialosky has empowered multiple generations of leaders, modeled the architect as a community leader, and inspired peers to reimagine their own firms, thereby transforming the profession.

Robert Bostwick, FAIA, Bostwick Design Partnership, Cleveland.
Through innovations in collaborative practice models, Bostwick is improving project delivery to achieve exceptional outcomes while advocating nationally to position architects as the most capable leaders to skillfully integrate complex teams.

David Hughes, FAIA, Professor, Kent State University.
Hughes combines his passion for architecture, African culture, travel, research, photography and teaching to introduce a paradigm of thought, that has worldwide regard, influence and impact on design, practice and education.

Eric Pempus, FAIA, Architect and Attorney, Cleveland.
Providing leadership, mentoring and specialized risk management services to the architectural profession, Pempus engages practitioners, students, the public and other construction industry stakeholders through national educational programs, ethics and research, thereby elevating the profession. 

Lane Joseph Beougher, FAIA, State Architect, Ohio.
As a public architect, Beougher exhibits exemplary leadership by advancing project delivery methods, advocating for sustainable design, integrating technology into construction processes, leading the Institute and related organizations, and service his community and profession. 

Tim Fishking, FAIA, NBBJ, Columbus.
Fishking has advanced healthcare design industry innovations, by pioneering the modular prefabrication of building systems while leading collaboration with constructors and transforming healthcare design and construction.

David B Meleca, FAIA, David B. Meleca Architects, LLC, Columbus.
Meleca has combined his unique experience of classical architecture and theology to become a national leader in the renaissance of traditional Roman Catholic Church architecture.

Bruce W. Sekanick, FAIA, Phillips Sekanick Architects, Warren.
Sekanick advances initiatives strengthens engagement and promotes mentorship though consistent commitment to advocacy and political fundraising. He continuously works to elevate the statue of architecture as a champion of the profession and he advocated for the opportunity to have all members be active participants.