We are thrilled to announce that Principal Amy Gilbertson has been elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. Fellowship in the AIA is the highest member honor.
Fellowship in the AIA recognizes exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Only 3% of AIA members have this distinction, and Amy is the 5th woman to be elevated from the AIA St. Louis Chapter in its 130-year history.
Of the 88 individuals elevated to the Class of Fellows in 2022, 16 were elevated in Object One: Design, Urban Design or Preservation, and Amy is the only female among this talented group. Amy’s case for Fellowship focused on her work leveraging preservation expertise to create authentic yet modern design interventions proving long-term viability of historic structures. Amy’s design approach elevates an authentic representation of both the past and the present. Her body of work harnesses potential, celebrates history, and creates renewed energy for underutilized or forgotten structures.
Amy is a respected mentor for women in architecture and has had the opportunity to speak at many regional, national and international conferences on topics related to architectural practice as well as her design work in historic preservation and adaptive reuse. Her current projects include the Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse Renovation in Salt Lake City, the MGEJ Bean Backfill project in Indianapolis, the Old Courthouse in St. Louis and multiple projects at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis. Her most recent speaking engagements include Tower Grove Park Pavilion Restoration for AIA St. Louis, Tools for Improving EDI at AEC Firms at the 2021 Women in Design+Construction conference, and she will be presenting ILFI Just Label: Transforming Your Company with Transparency at the AIA Conference on Architecture this June in Chicago.