Three architecture alumni receive high honors

March 28, 2013 9:00 AM

Barri Bronston
bbronst@tulane.edu

Three alumni of the Tulane University School of Architecture have been elected to the prestigious College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.

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Among the 122 newly elected fellows are H. Mortimer “Tim” Favrot Jr. of Favrot & Shane Architects of Metairie, La.; Angela O’Byrne of Perez Architects of New Orleans; and Tom Brutting of HKIT Architects of San Francisco. They will be honored this summer at an investiture ceremony at the National AIA Convention in Denver.

Favrot, a 1953 graduate of Tulane, has been involved in the architecture community of New Orleans for a half century, serving on various boards and as president of AIA New Orleans and AIA Louisiana. He established an endowed Visiting Chair at the Tulane School of Architecture and helped the school get back on its feet after Hurricane Katrina. Favrot also has been a leader in the preservation of numerous historic buildings in New Orleans.

O’Byrne, a 1983 graduate of Tulane, is president of Perez and co-founder of the City-Works neighborhood planning and advocacy organization. She is credited with bringing together City-Works, AIA-New Orleans and Tulane to support a joint lecture series, inspire student projects, contribute to career development mentoring and help guide the architecture school’s new master’s degree program in sustainable real estate development.

Brutting, who earned his master’s degree in architecture from Tulane in 1977, is an expert in senior housing with his own firm. He has helped enhance the lives of seniors by shaping high-quality buildings, influencing building codes and advocating for architecture that integrates seniors in society. He is also founder and chair of AIA San Francisco/East Bay Northern California Design for Aging Committee and is a member of the AIA San Francisco Housing Committee.

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