HBG Design is proud to announce that architect Josh Flowers, FAIA, General Counsel of HBG Design, has been elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

A Past President of the AIA Memphis chapter and President-Elect of the AIA Tennessee chapter, Flowers is a passionate advocate and exemplary leader whose level of engagement and contribution to the national architecture industry is largely unmatched. Beyond his executive level work with AIA, Josh has dedicated his service to architecture education and mentorship of young architects, creating collaborative impact in communities across the nation.

Josh is a rock star in AIA, having held many of the offices at the national, state and local levels and as a 2014 recipient of an AIA Young Architects award,” says Mark Weaver, FAIA, Principal at HBG Design in Memphis, TN, and Past President of AIA Tennessee. “It’s terrific to see Josh’s commitment to the AIA and his focus on advancing careers in architecture being honored so appropriately.”

Flowers, who holds dual licenses in architecture and law, has worked as in-house general counsel at HBG Design for 12 years, helping to maintain firm and client interests. Josh is the fourth AIA Fellow to be elevated from within HBG Design.

“Josh has given so much of himself in leading and engaging the profession on the local, regional and national levels. I can’t think of anyone more deserving of the AIA Fellowship honor for his service to the institute than Josh Flowers,” says Rick Gardner, AIA, Practice Leader and Principal at HBG Design. “I admire his passion for fostering emerging architecture leaders in the industry at large and at HBG Design.”

The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects elevated 152 AIA members this year to its prestigious College of Fellows. Out of a total AIA membership of over 90,000, approximately 3 percent of members are recognized as fellows.

The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.

The 2018 Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City in June.