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Congratulations to the Newly Elevated Fellow: Paul Dennehy, FAIA

Join us in celebrating one of four AIA Dallas members who have been elevated to the College of Fellows this year.

Only three percent of AIA's 96,000 members have received this prestigious honor. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society, and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.
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Paul Dennehy, FAIA

Paul Dennehy has led the Institute with perseverance, purpose, and vision, redefining issues facing the AIA and the profession through advocacy and implementation of changes that have created a stronger and more representative future.

Paul Dennehy has played a pivotal role in leading the Institute, opening new paths for participation in the AIA through collaborative leadership, commitment to learning, and steadfast advocacy for the profession. He has passionately dedicated three decades of leadership to the AIA, embracing numerous leadership positions at the local, state and national level. He has positioned the Institute’s 95,000 members for a stronger, brighter, and more relevant future.

Empowering New Leaders

Paul’s leadership is rooted in his ability to not only to anticipate issues, but to gather ideas, seek underrepresented viewpoints, and to responsively create the conditions for new ideas and their voices to flourish.

Expanding Educational Opportunities at all Career Stages

From advancing AIA National Strategic Council workgroup initiatives to twice chairing the Texas Society of Architects Annual convention, Paul developed new avenues to grow the profession that address the challenges of practicing in the 21st century.

Amplifying the Voice of Architects in the Public Sphere

Throughout his career Paul has amplified the voice of the AIA and has deepened public awareness of architecture and its value. Paul is deeply committed to a more equitable built environment and a prosperous architecture profession. Strengthening the role of architecture through community activism to improve people’s lives has been core component of his practice.

Dennehy was granted fellowship in object three, which is given to architects “who have actively, efficiently, and cooperatively led the Institute or a related professional organization over a sustained period of time and have gained widespread recognition for the results of their work.”