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Three Lawrence Tech faculty members inducted as AIA fellows

Release Date: July 1, 2010

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Three alumni who are also faculty members at Lawrence Technological University were inducted into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in June.

Benedetto Tiseo, BSAr’78, FAIA, is an adjunct professor in the Department of Architecture and C. Richard Hall, BSAr’72, BAr’73, FAIA, is an adjunct professor with the Department of Art and Design. Daniel Winey, BSAr’74, BAr’75, FAIA, was named an affiliate professor last year.

The AIA College of Fellows was founded in 1952 to advance the profession of architecture. Fellows are selected by a jury of their peers in recognition of significant contributions to architecture and to society.

Dean Glen LeRoy of the College of Architecture and Design is an AIA fellow, as are four other Lawrence Tech adjunct professors: Samuel Bayne; Frederick Butters, BSAr’83, BAr’84; Paul Johnson, BSAr’76; and Arthur Smith, BSAr’78, BAr’81. Professor Emeritus John Sheoris and Trustee Victor Saroki, BSAr’79, BAr’80, are also AIA fellows.

LeRoy said it isn’t surprising that AIA has recognized the achievements of so many architects who play significant roles at Lawrence Tech. “Theory and practice is our motto as a university, and we pride ourselves in the range and depth of practice experience that our faculty brings to teaching,” LeRoy said. “These new AIA fellows have been recognized as leaders who are practicing at the highest level in the profession.”

Hall has been principal and director of Healthcare Design Services at Harley Ellis Devereaux in Southfield for the past 13 years. He founded and developed a national healthcare studio that grew from six people in Michigan in 1992 to almost 100 practitioners. He has taught at Lawrence Tech for more than 30 years.

Hall earned his AIA fellowship as a national leader in advancing healthcare architecture as both art and science. He has advanced evidence-based design, developing a leading practice in simulation centers and an exemplary multi-disciplinary approach that influences architects and healthcare organizations across the country.

Tiseo of Tiseo Architects Inc. in Livonia reinvented AIA Michigan’s advocacy process beginning in 1990 by creating one of the first professional practice committees in the country to combat unlicensed architectural practice activity. His efforts eventually led to the first change in Michigan licensing laws that permitted private actions to enjoin such unlicensed activity. He has held numerous leadership positions in both AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan.

Tiseo, who has been an adjunct for more than 25 years, teaches professional practice at Lawrence Tech. Through his “citizen architect” program, he has taught more than 1,200 students to be active members of their community and to be personally involved in the laws and codes that impact our built environment.

Winey is managing principal of the Pacific Northwest and Asia Region for San Francisco-based Gensler, a global architecture, design, planning and consulting firm. He was named an AIA fellow for demonstrating how domestic and international firms can successfully navigate the globalization of design services, while also promoting sustainability internationally and supporting the education and mentorship of future generations of architects.

Winey was named an affiliate professor in 2009 because of the role he is playing in the development of Lawrence Tech’s relationship with Chinese architecture firms and schools of architecture. He has played a leading role for Gensler in the design of what will be the second tallest building in the world, now under construction in Shanghai.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.