American Institute of Architects College of Fellows Elects Raymond “Skipper” Post, FAIA, to the Executive Committee as Bursar

AIA Fellowship Recognizes Significant Contributions to Profession of Architecture and Society

Washington, D.C. – July 7, 2014 – The 2014 College of Fellows Nominations Committee recommends Raymond "Skipper" Post, FAIA, as Bursar for its Executive Committee.  Mr. Post’s nomination was approved by a unanimous vote at the Annual Business Lunch on Saturday, June 28.   

The Bursar of the AIA College of Fellows Executive Committee is responsible for ensuring the stewardship of the College of Fellows’ endowment, efficient use of operational funds and funding the strategic direction of the College’s mission of supporting young architects, promoting the profession and the community of architects.

The AIA College of Fellows and the Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Out of a total AIA membership of over 83,000, there are fewer than 3,000 distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Post has held an array of AIA leadership positions, from president of local and state components to serving as a board member for the AIA Gulf States Region, ascending to president of AIA National in 1996.  He has served as president of the Louisiana Architectural Licensing Board and is an active community leader, having served as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, the Salvation Army and the Arts and Humanities Council.  Post has served on the boards of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center and the Pennington Biomedical Foundation.  He has been recognized as a “Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist” recipient, named the “Business Person of the Year” by the Baton Rouge Business Report, was named an “Outstanding Alumnus” by the Texas A&M College of Architecture, and received the Medal of Honor of the Louisiana American Institute of Architects.  He is an honorary member of the Japan Institute of Architects, the Federation of Architects of the Republic of Mexico, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.  You can see this press release online here: http://www.aia.org/press/releases/AIAB104256

About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, members of the American Institute of Architects consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well being.  Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders, and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit www.aia.org.

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