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Travis awarded highest honor by National Architecture Assoc.

Travis awarded highest honor by National Architecture Assoc.

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May 28. Cornelius Mayor Chuck Travis was inducted into the College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects. The ceremony was held May 15 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church at the Martin Luther King National Historic Site in Atlanta. Election to the College of Fellows is the highest honor bestowed upon an architect in the United States by the AIA. Travis joins 147 AIA members nationwide similarly recognized this year.

“It is the honor of a lifetime for an architect to be elected to the College of Fellows,” said Travis. “This is the type of award that you never feel you truly deserve, as I have had so many wonderful partners, associates, and employees at Housing Studio assist in helping me throughout my career. It continues to be a privilege to be an architect on a daily basis. I am very grateful.” Travis traveled to Atlanta to celebrate with his family. His wife Janice, daughter Ashley and son-in-law Matt Peterson accompanied him, as well as his mother, Jewel Travis and two of his sisters, Angie Travis Roberts and Karen Gabriel.

The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the AIA who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society. Out of a total AIA membership of over 85,000, there are only 3,200 members in the College of Fellows.

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