Dennis Thompson has been elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects. This is the AIA's highest membership honor, awarded for "exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society". Approximately 3% of the AIA's 88,000+ members have received this distinction, which is based on rigorous judging by previous Fellows.
Dennis, founding principal of Thompson Naylor Architects, has been a speaker, teacher, and advocate for green building and sustainable design in our region since the 1970's. He has been a participant in and leader of organizations such as the Community Environmental Council, The Sustainability Project, the Green Building Alliance, Santa Barbara Architecture 2030, and the Mesa Architects.
Dennis received his Fellowship medal at the Investiture Ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, FL on April 28th, 2017