Knit President And CEO, Eric M. Roberts, FAIA Elevated To The College Of Fellows
By John Ritz
March 1, 2022 Uncategorized
Congratulations Eric M. Roberts, FAIA on being elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence can become a member of the AIA College of Fellows. Only 3 percent of the AIA members have this distinction.
Architects can apply for fellowship in one of six categories. Eric was elevated to the College of Fellows based on his abilities and contributions to lead the Institute, to coordinate the building industry, and the profession of architecture.
Fellowship in this category is granted to architects who have actively, efficiently, and cooperatively led the Institute or a related professional organization over a sustained period of time and have gained widespread recognition for the results of their work.
I am deeply honored to be numbered amongst the select few architects in the world who have been elevated to the College of Fellows. It is rewarding to see years of effort and work recognized for its impact on the practice of architecture. To say that I am elated would be an exercise in understatement.
– Eric M. Roberts, FAIA
The official investiture ceremony will take place at the A’22, the AIA Conference on Architecture in June in Chicago.
Below is some of the support that contributed to Eric being elevated to the College of Fellows.
As Eric worked through his career, he always acted with honor, integrity, and compassion towards others. We appreciate how he always shares successes with his team, particularly his love for art and architecture, this is one of the many reasons he rises to the top!
– John Anderson, RD
Principal | Knit
Eric M. Roberts presents us an integrated model of AIA service, where the term “leadership” is too narrow to encapsulate his multipronged, multi-impassioned approach to advancing the AIA and its members.
– Edward A. Vance, FAIA, NCARB
Founder & CEO | EV&A Architects
2019 Chancellor | AIA College of Fellows
Eric has also devoted years in service to the profession through the AIA’s local and state chapters. He has been essential and effective in gathering people and resources to advance legislative action for our chapter and members, eventually becoming a member and then Chair of the AIA’s State Government Network, contributing to the knowledge and skills of legislative efforts across the country.
– William E Snyder, FAIA
Retired Founder | TSK Architects
Eric has committed to leadership beyond his profession, and has demonstrated a similar dedication to his community. Eric gives his time to multiple organizations; including Boy Scouts of America, Little League Baseball, Habitat for Humanity, and Friends of Nevada Wilderness. He is an architect who continues to hold himself accountable to his profession and his community.
– Katie Wilson, AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, LEED AP (BD+C)
Architect / Owner | KMW Architecture
I was honored to present Eric with one of the University’s most prestigious awards. The Silver and Gold Award is meaningful and sought after. It honor salumni who have a distinguished record of career achievement and service. Eric was nominated because of his dedication to enhancing learning opportunities for our students and for his active engagement and service to his profession, and the community in which he lives.
– Shauna J. Corry, PhD
Dean | University of Idaho, College of Art & Architecure
Eric’s commitment to building a stronger profession is evident in the way he leads his firm as well as his continuing education to the students he teaches and the Emerging Professionals he mentors. He has taught, influenced, inspired, encouraged and been an excellent example for all who know and work with him. We have all benefitted greatly from his knowledge and his example. Tireless in his dedication and totally committed to bettering his community through his work by generating a greater awareness of the importance of architecture, Eric personifies the “model architect”.
– Randy Lavigne, Hon. AIA
Retired Executive Director (1994-2021) | AIA Nevada / AIA Las Vegas