American Institute of Architects elevates local architect to the College of Fellows 


American Institute of Architects elevates local architect to the College of Fellows 


Less than three percent of the architecture profession achieve AIA Fellowship. 


Nashville, TN – 3/3/2023 – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating an AIA member from AIA Middle TN to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. 

The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Architects who have been elevated to fellowship can be identified by the designation FAIA after their name. Included in the list below are the newly elevated members from AIA Middle TN: 

  • Brian Tibbs, FAIA, Moody Nolan



Founded in 1857, AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through more than 200 international, state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. 

AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation, and world. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. 


Visit AIA National’s website for more information on the College of Fellows or to view the complete list of newly elevated architect fellows. 


AIA Middle Tennessee is the largest of the local chapters of the American Institute of Architects in Tennessee. It comprises over 850 architects, architectural associates on track for licensure, and allied industry members located in a 35-county region in Middle Tennessee. The mission of AIA Middle Tennessee is to serve and support our members and advance the profession of architecture.