BOSTON, MA – Shepley Bulfinch president Carole Wedge was formally inducted as a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in an investiture ceremony held at the historic Old South Church in Boston on May 16 as part of the AIA’s national convention.
A member of Shepley Bulfinch since 1986, she was elected its president in 2004. Throughout her career she has sought to transform organizations by challenging them to face issues with clarity, frankness, and commitment.
As a leader, mentor, and advocate, she is committed to making the architectural profession relevant to future generations. She has spoken and written widely, and is active in the AIA, serving as a member of the Large Firms Roundtable and speaking at “multiFORMity ‘08”, the 2008 AIA Plenary held in April in St Louis.
She chaired the Boston Society of Architects’ (BSA) host committee for the 2008 AIA convention, and serves on the board of the Design Futures Council. She is active in the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and the American Library Association, and will be a panelist at the upcoming ALA annual conference.
She currently serves on the Boston Architectural College (BAC) Board of Overseers, where she will be the 2008 commencement speaker. She received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor in Architecture from the BAC. She holds an honorary Master of Architecture degree from the BAC and an honorary Doctorate of Engineering Technology from Wentworth.
Acknowledging the contributions of the 116 new Fellows and 13 distinguished architects from other countries as Honorary Fellows, AIA President Marshall E. Purnell, FAIA, said, “The College of Fellows exemplifies the highest and most revered aspirations of the profession, particularly the tradition of giving back freely and abundantly to this great calling that has given so much to each of us. This is a tradition rooted in giving back to the society we seek to serve.”
Of a total AIA membership of close to 81,000, fewer than 2,600 are distinguished with the honor of Fellowship. A full list of 2008 Fellows is available on the AIA website (http://www.aia.org/release_021808_FAIA).