Cal Poly Alumna to be inducted into Distinguished College of Fellows
Cal Poly Alumna Pamela Anderson-Brulé to be inducted into Distinguished College of Fellows
apr 07, 2015
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Ms. Pamela Anderson-Brulé, (B.S., Architecture, 1981) will be inducted into the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) at the 2015 National AIA Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
The College of Fellows was first created in 1889 by the American Institute of Architects and was officially formalized in 1952. This honor is designed 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."
Anderson-Brulé represents one of the few women-owned firms in Silicon Valley and is the first woman in Santa Clara County to be honored with this distinction. In the most recent AIA Survey completed in 2012, women represented 17% of the 85,000 AIA members, and less than 4% of all members hold the FAIA distinction.
Anderson-Brulé believes that for a building design to be truly successful, it is the architect’s responsibility to fully understand, engage, and enhance the client’s entire operations from a human, social, economic, and environmental perspective. She terms this “Strategic Process Design,” which begins by creating a comprehensive dialogue of needs, expectations, and models of the client’s vision, services, and operations with all of the client’s stakeholders: administrators, political leaders, community members, employees, and those who will use the services within the building.
Anderson-Brulé‘s Strategic Process Design was nationally recognized for the groundbreaking new service and operational models developed for the San José Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, a first of its kind, joint-use library for not only the San José State University and City of San José but the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/fellows/