Last week, at the AIA National Convention held in Washington D.C., SCI-Arc Undergraduate Program Chair John Enright was elevated to the College of Fellows of the AIA.
The fellowship recognizes architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Less than four percent of AIA's membership—currently exceeding 80,000 architects—is distinguished with the FAIA honor.
Enright, who is co-founder and principal of Los Angeles-based Griffin Enright Architects, has received dozens of awards for design excellence, including local, state and national AIA awards and the American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.
His firm, Griffin Enright Architects recently completed the award winning St. Thomas the Apostle Education Campus in Los Angeles, Calif., as well as a wide range of projects from installations to residential and institutional projects. They are currently at work on a mixed-use project in Venice, Calif. and a series of projects in China.
Enright is Undergraduate Program Chair at SCI-Arc and has taught design studios and technology seminars at SCI-Arc, Syracuse University, The University of Houston, and USC. His academic research focuses on design and building technology including Building Information Modeling and new digital paradigms as applied to fabrication and construction.