HBDS is honored and excited to share the news that Tamara Burns, Principal and Co-founder, has been elevated to the College of Fellows of the American institute of Architects.
Tamara would like to express her gratitude to her colleagues, clients, and community for all the opportunities and challenges, to her husband Dennis McGowan and the rest of her wonderful family for all their incredible support. She extends special thanks to her friend and business partner Gene Hopkins, her sponsor and adopted dad, Robert Ziegelman, and the many people who wrote letters, reviewed the application and generally encouraged her to go for it! The investiture ceremony will take place during the AIA Convention on May 20th at the beautiful Irvine Auditorium on the University of Pennsylvania campus.
For those of you who want to know more, this is from Wikipedia and the AIA website: Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) is a post nominal, designating an individual who has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. The AIA 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. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.