Dear AIAIC Members and Friends,
It is my great honor and privilege to inform you that Mr. Keelan Kaiser has been elevated to The College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
To be named as a Fellow speaks volumes about the accomplishments and dedication to the world at large through the field of architecture.
I would like to share a couple of paragraphs submitted by his Sponsor Wayne Drummond, FAIA, Dean Emeritus and Professor, University of Nebraska – Lincoln)
“The work Keelan Kaiser has engaged in during 25 years of teaching, mentoring, collaborating, and leading within the discipline is of great benefit to the profession and the AIA. Through sustained academic dedication, Keelan is improving architecture education through continuous leading collaborating in the AIA, ACSA, and NAAB, developing innovation holistic architecture programs and pathways to practice, and thoughtfully integrating practice with education.
Keelan has been involved at the national and international levels of architecture education including serving as the President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), affecting positive change in architecture education accreditation standards, and collaborating among national and international leaders on behalf of the discipline and the profession. On a local level, he currently is serving as the Past-President of AIA Inland California, after having served as President for two years and the Architecture Program Director at California Baptist University (CBU).”
Keelan has expressed “I really hope that I can lead by example and get more of our very worthy colleagues to apply for fellowship over the next few years…”
At this time we have two Fellows in our Chapter, Mr. Clare Day, FAIA and now Mr. Keelan Kaiser, FAIA. We are very proud of their contribution and accomplishment. There are several others who can step up and join the rank of Fellows in our Chapter. We encourage you to take up on Keelan’s offer.
Keelan, thank you for your contribution and leadership at AIA Inland California Chapter. We appreciate your work over the past two years and look forward to continued support and involvement.
Ileen Rathnam, Hon. AIAIC