Chestertown Architect Given Silver Medal


Chestertown architect Peter Newlin has been elected to the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows. He is the first architect in the Chesapeake region to be so honored in two decades. Newlin and 90 other new fellows from across the country will be invested in the College of Fellows during the AIA national convention on May 11, where each will be given the AIA's silver medal.

According to AIA, with the exception of the Gold Medal, fellowship is the highest honor AIA can bestow on a member. Only about 3 percent of AIA’s 58,000 members realize fellowship, which is awarded to members who have made contributions of nationwide significance to their profession.

Peter Newlin, FAIA


NewIin's nomination emphasizes his leadership “in the legislative/governmental arena, culminating with his creation of the Maryland Council of Design Professionals, a national model for interdisciplinary collaboration (of) architects, engineers, interior designers, landscape architects and surveyors—a ‘United Nations’ for design professionals.”

The 1996 Jury of Fellows was chaired by Eugene Mackey III of Mackey Mitchell Associates, St. Louis. Other jury members: Paul H. Barkey of Falls Church, Va.; Frederick A. Bland of Beyer Blinder Belle, New York City; James F. Kortan of Stevens & Wilkinson of Georgia Inc., Atlanta; Peter A. Piven of The Coxe Group Inc., Philadelphia; Edward A. Sovik of Northfield Minn.; and Martha Welborne of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Los Angeles. Architects are nominated for the College of Fellows by their colleagues.

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