The AIA’s Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to the profession, achieving a national standard of excellence.
Zhang is a leading designer of mixed-use developments, corporate offices, and retail centers worldwide.
Specifically, the Jury of Fellows awarded Zhang this honor because of his “notable contributions to the advancement of architecture” for his work that has dramatically improved the standards of practice and design in China over the course of two decades.
Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society. The AIA’s 2014 Jury of Fellows elevated 139 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows. The AIA has distinguished 3,100 of its members with this honor among its membership of more than 83,000.
The 2014 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2014 National AIA Convention this summer in Chicago.
About MulvannyG2 Architecture
MulvannyG2 Architecture designs retail, mixed-use, and corporate offices and interiors for clients and brands of global significance. MulvannyG2 is among the world’s 40 largest architecture firms and consistently ranks as one of the world’s top two retail designers.
Founded in 1971, the firm employs a staff of more than 350 among five offices: Bellevue, Wash.; Portland, Ore.; Irvine, Calif.; Washington, D.C.; and Shanghai, China. Clients include Westfield, OliverMcMillan, The Irvine Company, Hines, Boeing, Starbucks, Target, Nike, REI, Kohl’s Department Stores, Costco Wholesale, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Shanghai Investment Group, Dalian Yida Group, China Resources, Suning Real Estate Development, and Fujian Provincial Power Company.www.mulvannyg2.com.