“Extending his passion for designing sustainably crafted architecture, Richard Yancey has created a pioneering international center of excellence dedicated to building energy efficiency, addressing one of the biggest challenges of our time.”

— Statement of Achievement, American Institute of Architects, College of Fellows, 2019


We are thrilled to announce that founding Executive Director Richard Yancey has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Building on a successful career of creating award-winning architecture, Richard Yancey took on the challenge to dramatically scale the impact of his work.   In collaboration with an accomplished board and a dedicated staff, Richard has quickly established the Building Energy Exchange as an innovative center that is reducing the effects of climate change by improving the built environment, accelerating the transition to heathy, comfortable, and energy efficient buildings.

The Building Energy Exchange’s success has attracted over 18,000 building decision-makers to more than 800 educational programs, providing action reports, informative case studies, and interactive exhibits.  Furthering its global reach, BE-Ex was recently recognized by the United Nations, becoming the founding hub of a new network of UN International Centres of Excellence on High Performance buildings.

The 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. Election to fellowship recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, and their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

The Jury of Fellows for the American Institute of Architects elevated 115 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. The new Fellows will be honored at a ceremony on June 7th at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas

AIANY is hosting a New Fellows Reception, at the Center for Architecture, on March 12th.

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