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AIA Elevates 5 Local AIA Philadelphia Architects to the College of Fellows

2024 AIA Philadelphia Fellows
2024 AIA Philadelphia Fellows

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating five members from AIA Philadelphia to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. 

The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Architects who have been elevated to fellowship can be identified by the designation FAIA after their name. New fellows will be honored at the AIA Awards Gala, June 7, 2024, at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. and with an AIA Tri-State Fellows Reception, both built into the AIA Conference on Architecture & Design 2024.

Congratulations to the new Fellows below! 🎉


Nancy Beckner Bastian, FAIA

Managing Partner at CBP Architects

Nancy has devoted her career to affordable housing – for families, seniors, people with disabilities, and those in recovery – designing with compassion, leading in her community, and demonstrating the value of innovative, thoughtful, affordable architecture.


Matthew P. Krissel, FAIA

Founder and Director of Creative Lab 3

By advancing computation, novel research, and alternative project delivery models, Matthew expands the potential of design, elevates the creative process, and propels the effectiveness of collaboration, creating exceptional architecture and the built environment.


Jeffrey Pastva, FAIA

Vice President of Development at SCANNAPIECO DEVELOPMENT CORP

By amplifying the voice of members, advancing the influence of architects, and addressing the needs of communities, Jeff, a past AIA Pennsylvania President, makes architects more visible to the profession and more accessible to the public.


Mark J. Sanderson, FAIA

Principal at DIGSAU Architecture | Urbanism

Mark creates meaningful places that make the world more engaging, interconnected, and worthy of care. His work explores architecture’s capacity to amplify the senses through the novel integration of material, craft, and technological innovation.


Craig S. Spangler, FAIA

Senior Principal at Ballinger

Craig’s designs of academic environments have transformed the architecture of science to inspire groundbreaking learning and discovery. These aspirational places resonate with rigor, craft, and dedication to sustaining the environment and enduring campus-making.


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