Alumnus Keith Boswell, class of 1980, was named a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. This is a major professional recognition for architects.
This honor is only granted to those, according to AIA, "who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level while achieving a standard level of excellence." Nomination categories range from promoted aesthetic and practical excellence to advancement of living standards through architectural practice to using the profession as a vehicle to serve society.
Boswell is one of only 105 members elevated to this honor this year. Of the 80,000 members who account for AIA, world-wide, only about 3,000 have been distinguished with a fellowship or honorary fellowship.
Boswell graduated with his bachelor of architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is now the technical director of architecture at the San Francisco office of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM), one of the largest architecture firms in the world.
Through his career, Boswell has completed technically complex building systems around the world, principally in Asia. His expertise includes museums, government projects, international and domestic airport terminals, and high-rise office buildings.
He has brought his depth of professional experience and knowledge to the UT, Knoxville, College of Architecture and Design, where he has served on its advisory board for many years. In this role, Boswell has actively voiced to the college community about trends in research and professional practice found in architecture and related fields.
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