RIBA names three new Fellows from the Midwest

Midwest Professional Practice
Dr. Robert Greenstreet, one of the new RIBA Fellows. (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
Dr. Robert Greenstreet, one of the new RIBA Fellows. (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)

The Royal Institute of British Architects has named 30 new RIBA Fellows, three of which are based in the U.S. Midwest and one based in New York. Fellows are chartered members of RIBA who are recognized for the significant contribution to the profession.

RIBA Fellows represent a wide range of practitioners and academics from around the world. RIBA calls their Fellows “ambassadors for the profession and RIBA community.” This year’s U.S.-based Fellows are New York-based Page Ayres Cowley, FRIBA, FAIA, Milwaukee-based Dr. Robert Greenstreet, FRIBA, PhD, FRSA, Int. Assoc. AIA, DPASCA, Pittsburgh-based Dr. Khee Poh Lam, FRIBA, and Kansas-based Peter Magyar, FRIBA, CAHA.

Page Ayres Cowley is an architect whose work in conservation and historic preservation has earned her multiple national awards. She has also served on the AIA NY Chapter Historic Building Committee and the Sir John Soan’s Museum Foundation.

Dr. Robert Greenstreet has been the recipient of the AIA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education for his continued work as the Dean of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is also the Director of the Department of Planning and Design in Milwaukee. His work focuses on leadership within the profession, as well as policy within a green economy.

Dr. Khee Poh Lam is noted for his continued work in architectural technology. Poh played a key role in designing the National Library Building, Singapore, the first buildings to win the Singapore Building and Construction Authority’s Green Mark Platinum Award. He also sits on the Board of Directors of the Energy Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating business and community leaders, policy-makers, and the public about the benefits of a clean energy economy.

Peter Magyar is involved with architectural leadership around the world. He sits on the Boards of AIA Pennsylvania, AIA Florida, and AIA Kansas. He was also a founding director of the first professional degree for architecture at the Florida Atlantic University, a school dedicated to providing architectural education to underprivileged students.

“The community of RIBA Fellows highlights an incredible range of individuals and their many differing contributions to architecture—a desire to support, influence, and affect change, whether on a local, national or international scale,” stated Jane Duncan, RIBA President. “Fellows of the RIBA have demonstrated and continue to demonstrate the great importance and impact of their contributions which affect and influence change in the profession that advances architecture.”

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