We are incredibly proud of Chris Noll, who recently became a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). Chris has built a career on community-inclusive programming and design of libraries, re-imagining their role in light of changing technologies, incorporating youth voices in the design process, advancing sustainability, championing statewide needs, and supporting legislative reform. Over the last 25 years, he has led Noll & Tam to become known for its work on libraries, and spearheaded advocacy projects for libraries in California. We are happy to see his contributions to the profession recognized by his peers.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA)’s Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. This year, they elevated 152 members to the College of Fellows – six from the San Francisco chapter – and we are honored to have Chris included in this number. This year’s class of fellows will be honored at a ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.