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Congratulations to the Newly Elevated Fellow: Yen Ong, FAIA
Join us in celebrating one of two 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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Yen Ong, FAIA
Object One: Design
Yen Ong, FAIA, is a principal at 5G Studio Collaborative, overseeing the entirety of 5G’s widely published, award-winning portfolio, covering projects in the United States and Asia. As a co-founding partner, he directs architectural research and narratives that are pertinent and practicable to solve the contemporary issues facing the built world. Yen has twice led 5G, in 2017 and 2018, to be ranked 31st in the Design category among the Top 50 US Firms in the ARCHITECT 50 program run by the official publication of the American Institute of Architects.
Ong entwines matters of context, typology, and craft — to reframe places, purpose, meaning, and architectonic expression — into emotive works that are lucid, uplifting, and tactile with a nudge towards fantasy
Ong was granted fellowship on object one, which is given to architects “who have produced distinguished bodies of work through design, urban design, or preservation.”