Mike Corby, B.S.’82, M.Arch.’84, Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

Mike Corby, B.S.’82, M.Arch.’84, AIA, LEED AP, has been elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. Mike is the Executive Vice President of Integrated Architecture, which he helped found in his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is past a recipient of the State of Michigan Young Architect of the Year Award. Mike will receive his medal of fellowship, along with two other Michigan alumnae, at the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony in Miami on June 11, 2010. Advancement to fellowship is the highest honor bestowed on a member of the AIA. Out of the almost 81,000 AIA members, fewer than 2,600 have been distinguished with the honor of fellowship.

Integrated Architecture is devoted to sustainable design through balancing aesthetics, costs, and environmental impact. Mike’s portfolio includes such sustainable projects as the Herman Miller MarketPlace and the Grand Valley State University MAREC building, among many others. He has received several design awards, including the international Good Green Design 2009, International Design Award, IDA 2009; an AIA Committee on the Environment, COTE, top 10 green building award; two Sustainable Buildings Industry Council Top Green Building Awards and a Business Week Magazine Good Design is Good Business Honorable Mention. Integrated Architecture was honored by the Michigan AIA as Firm of the Year, 2006. Mike is past president of the Grand Valley AIA Chapter.

Also being elevated to fellowship this year are Michigan alumni Russell Perry, M.Arch ’77, FAIA, LEED AP, and managing director of SmithGroup’s Washington, D.C. office, and Jim Bershof, B.S.’72, AB’73, M.Arch’73, of Oz Architecture in Denver, CO.