HOK’s Alan Bright Elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows

Alan Bright, FAIA, design principal in HOK’s San Francisco office, has been elevated to the prestigious College of Fellows by the American Institute of Architects 2014 Jury of Fellows. According to the AIA, the Fellowship program “honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.” Alan becomes one of only about 3,000 members of the 80,000 AIA members to receive this honor.

Screen Shot 2014-03-04 at 11.01.40 PMSince joining HOK in 1984, Alan has dedicated his career to transforming the design of justice facilities, aviation, healthcare, civic, commercial, and science and technology facilities.

“Alan is improving the practice of architecture by leading teams through an integrated design process that creates high-performance, sustainable, affordable and beautiful buildings,” said HOK Chairman Emeritus Bill Valentine, FAIA.

As a long-time advocate for the “power of less” and social and environmental responsibility, Alan has pioneered a design process that minimizes square footage, materials, waste and costs. His work serves as a national model for integrating all systems to create the simplest, most cost effective, sustainable and beautiful architecture.

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