PRLog - Feb. 24, 2014 - LOS ANGELES -- The 2014 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 139 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 80,000 there are over just 3,000 members distinguished with this honor. Included among this year’s illustrious list is Principal and Director of Global Diversity Gabrielle Bullock, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C.
Perkins+Will Director of Global Diversity, Gabrielle Bullock
“I am very honored to be elevated to the College of Fellows,” said Bullock. “I hope that this accomplishment can serve as an inspiration to aspiring professionals, demonstrating what can happen if they follow their passion and continue to build a consistent body of work throughout their careers.”
Gabrielle Bullock is an innovator in management, delivery, and leadership. Her contributions to society enrich lives through socially responsible architecture that advances healthcare and education. A visible role model and mentor, she is an advocate for diversity in architecture.
Based out of the Los Angeles office of Perkins + Will, Bullock has been with the firm since 1988. In her role as one of the firm’s senior officers, she has played an integral role in shaping the culture and presence of the firm in Los Angeles. She has managed projects from their conceptual phases all the way through to construction. Her considerable and consistent body of work includes the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, LA County Harbor-UCLA Master Plan, City of Hope Beckman Research Institute, USC Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, and the King Saud Bin Abdullaziz University for Health Sciences. Bullock has been a long-standing advocate for advancing diversity within the architecture profession and was recently named Perkins + Will first-ever Director of Global Diversity to lead the firm’s Global Diversity initiative.
“In her current role as Director of Global Diversity for Perkins + Will, Gabrielle has instituted a start up program to embrace diversity into the culture of the firm’s global offices with a two-pronged goal of diversifying the make-up of design teams and creating culturally relevant design outcomes,” said Bullock’s sponsor Allison G. Williams, FAIA, LEED AP, NCARB, NOMA in her letter of support to elevate Bullock to the College of Fellows.
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. 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. View a full list of the 2014 FAIA honorees here (http://www.aia.org/
Perkins+Will is an interdisciplinary, research-based architecture and design firm established in 1935 and founded on the belief that design has the power to transform lives and enhance communities. Each of the firm’s 24 offices focuses on local, regional and global work in a variety of practice areas. With hundreds of award-winning projects annually, Perkins+Will is ranked as one of the top global design firms. Perkins+Will is recognized as one of the industry’s preeminent sustainable design firms due to its innovative research, design tools, and expertise. The firm's 1,500 professionals are thought leaders developing 21st century solutions to inspire the creation of spaces in which clients and their communities work, heal, live, and learn. Social responsibility is a fundamental aspect of Perkins+Will’