The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated 88 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. One AIA Pennsylvania member Daniel Rothschild, FAIA, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm based in Pittsburgh, is among the 2022 Class of Fellows from across the nation.
Daniel was nominated and elevated under “Object Two: Practice Management, or Practice Technical Advancement.” Fellowship in this object is granted to architects who have made notable contributions through their work in the practice of architecture. Practice includes firm management, administration, and project management or specialty areas (specific building types, technical expertise).
Rothschild has advanced architectural practice by creating an equitable Graphic Storytelling method that expands the number of diverse voices included in the design process to create more inclusive and meaningful design outcomes. He provides design, graphic, and communication leadership through the use of the firm’s Design Sketchbook process and active participation in architecture and urban design projects. His commitment to the design narrative has helped to form the collaborative environment of the firm.
Dan has extended his leadership to the architectural community with the Regent Square Civic Association, the Pittsburgh Executives Association, and through eight years of service to the American Institute of Architecture Pittsburgh chapter including the role of President. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon in the Urban Lab, and has lectured at local universities. Recently, Dan served as President of Temple Emanuel. He is Co-Founder and Facilitator of AIA Pittsburgh Foundation’s Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals.
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. The class of 2022 had 219 candidates that submitted for consideration into the college. Of those, 88 or roughly 40% were elevated to fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA for one of six nomination categories or objects of nomination.