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Vidaurri Elevated to AIA Fellow

May 05, 2015

Congratulations to Alfred Vidaurri, Jr., FAIA, NCARB, AICP, LEED® AP, who has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects' prestigious College of Fellows, one of the profession's highest honors.

This year there were a total of 147 AIA members nationwide named to the College of Fellows, with 14 of them practicing in Texas.

"Alfred represents the absolute best of the best in the architectural profession and has been a tremendous leader and visionary for our firm," said Bob Pence, president and CEO of Freese and Nichols. "We are delighted that his peers have recognized his many accomplishments and contributions to the profession, including his commitment to creating a path for cross-border certification among Mexico, the United States and Canada."

Alfred's other professional accolades include the 2014 President's Medal for Distinguished Service from the National Council of Architectural Registrations Boards (NCARB), and his appointment to the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners in 2004 by former Gov. Rick Perry. He has served as chair of the Board for 8 years and has been instrumental in the governance and oversight of the practice of architecture in Texas. He is also involved with the National Architectural Accrediting Board, visiting schools of architecture across the country to review their qualifications and make recommendations on accreditation.

Alfred and the other new members of the College of Fellows will be lauded at an investiture ceremony during the AIA National Convention May 14-16 in Atlanta.