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10 February 2017

HOK CEO Bill Hellmuth Elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows

The AIA’s Fellowship program honors architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.

Bill Hellmuth, HOK, president, CEOElection to the fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their contributions to architecture and society on a national level.

This year, there are 178 new members of the college. As the institute’s highest rank, only about 3 percent of the AIA’s total membership have received this designation. To qualify, architects must have been AIA members for at least a decade.

Hellmuth joined HOK in St. Louis in 1991 and two years later was promoted to lead the firm’s office in Washington, D.C. After more than a decade as design principal in D.C., he was elected firm-wide president in 2005 and CEO in 2016. In 2016, Hellmuth was invited to join the Delos Advisory Board to provide counsel on the impact of design on healthy buildings. He also is an executive board member and Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council.