R. McGhee & Associates is incredibly pleased to announce that Principal Ronnie McGhee has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. The 2018 Jury of Fellows from AIA elevated 152 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession.
Through his contributions to public policy, design, and civic responsibility, Ronnie has expanded the reach of the profession beyond the design of communities. He’s leveraged his role as an architect to engage and advise activities that support and promote community transformation. Acting as an advocate and educator to communities about the value of architecture, history, and sustainable design, Ronnie was also recognized for using his integrated role as an architect, policymaker, and educator who supports emerging professionals as an Associate Professor at Howard University.
“This is a great honor.” says Ronnie, “It is daunting to examine your past and present work and decide if your career has created a meaningful theme to your peers and your community. I had great support and advice from Lee Quill, FAIA, CNU, my sponsor, lifelong friends and supporters such as Brenda Sanchez, FAIA, the DC AIA Chapter, and many, many others. It is quite fulfilling to find your work has been appreciated and has had its intended impact from so many respected peers. I look forward to assisting future candidates along the same path.”
The fellows will be honored at a ceremony on June 22 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.