We are excited to announce that not just one, but two of our Principals have been elected to The AIA College of Fellows! This is the highest honor given by the AIA, and the judging is rigorous – approximately only three percent of the AIA’s 88,000+ members have earned this distinction. Brian and Mark will receive their Fellowship medals during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA Conference in Orlando.
Brian Chaffee has been with Fentress Architects for 36 of the firm’s 37-year history, and is one of the firm’s eight shareholders. He received a Bachelor’s of Architecture and Master’s of Architecture from Montana State University, and joined the firm directly after graduation. Brian moved to Washington, D.C. to establish the Washington studio at the start of the Marine Corps Museum project in 2004. He was Principal in Charge and Studio Director of the DC studio through 2014 and currently serves as Principal in Charge. He was solicited to become a member of AIA’s Architecture for Justice Committee for his expertise in the field, a position he has held for 14 years. Brian’s portfolio includes many of the firm’s most notable projects, including the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, Wyoming; National Museum of the Marine Corps and Semper Fidelis Memorial Chapel in Quantico, Virginia; Jefferson County Government Center in Golden, Colorado; Norfolk Consolidated Courts Complex in Norfolk, Virginia and many others.
Mark Outman received his Bachelor’s of Architecture from Tulane University in 1980, and a Master’s of Architecture from Yale University in 1986. Upon graduating from Yale, Mark joined the firm of Cesar Pelli & Associates in New Haven, CT, where he worked on skyscrapers in the U.S. and Asia including the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Returning to Denver, Mark joined Fentress Architects in 1995 which provided the opportunity to pursue his passion working as a senior designer on high profile, large scale, complex projects. Mark’s portfolio includes Tom Bradley International Terminal at LAX; Incheon International Airport in Seoul, Korea; Raleigh-Durham International Airport and Green Square in Raleigh, North Carolina; Sacramento City Hall and Sacramento International Airport Terminal B; Sports Authority Field at Mile High, and many other notable projects.
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