HGA Design Leader Elevated to Prestigious AIA College of Fellows


Torrance, CA – March 28, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — Fredric A. Sherman, FAIA, of HGA Architects and Engineers has been elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). He was recognized for his “notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture.”

Sherman is vice president and director of the San Francisco office, where he specializes in the planning and design of higher-education and community projects. Throughout his work, he has promoted innovative designs that support interdisciplinary learning, social access, community engagement and flexibility and change in education.

Among his notable projects are the Hercules Public Library in Hercules, Calif.; the Visual and Performing Arts Village at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Calif.; the Performing Arts Center at Napa Valley College in Napa, Calif.; the Student Services Center at Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, Calif.; and the Learning Resource Center at Mt. San Jacinto College in Menifee, Calif.

“Fredric exemplifies how architects can design for ongoing change in higher education,” said Fellowship sponsor William J. Higgins, FAIA, principal of Architecture International in San Francisco. “From community colleges to research universities, his projects are pioneering design models for social access and new learning environments. In more than 20 college facilities, he has captured the essence of thoughtful campus place-making with buildings that engage its users and spaces that stimulate student population.”

The AIA Fellowship program recognizes architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

The 2012 AIA Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2012 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition May 17-19 in Washington, DC.

HGA is an integrated architecture, engineering and planning firm that helps prepare its clients for the future. With offices in San Francisco, Sacramento and Los Angeles, California; Minneapolis and Rochester, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Washington DC, the nationally recognized firm has developed expertise in the healthcare, corporate, arts, community, higher education, and science/technology industries since 1953. HGA’s culture for interdisciplinary collaboration, knowledge sharing and design investiga¬tion enables its clients to achieve success with responsive, innovative and sustainable design. Visit www.HGA.com or follow the firm on Facebook or Twitter.

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