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James Bershof, B.S.’72, A.B./M.Arch.’73, Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

Michigan alumnus James Bershof, FAIA, LEED AP, B.S.’72, A.B./M.Arch.’73, and principal of OZ Architecture in Denver Colorado, has been elevated to the fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He will receive his medal of fellowship on June 11, 2010 at the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony during the 2010 National AIA Convention and Design Expo in Miami. 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.

With a career spanning over thirty years, Jim has a special interest in revitalizing historic buildings and celebrated landmarks for conventional use as well as urban infill projects of all types, multi-family and civic buildings. As a spirited University of Michigan graduate, Jim holds undergraduate degrees in design and literature, as well as a master’s of architecture. A native of Denver, Jim is an active member in the Denver community. He has served as president of American Institute of Architects in Denver and as board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver. Jim’s work has been featured in Architecture, Urban Land, and Buildings of Colorado.

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 Mike Corby, B.S.’82, M.Arch.’84, of Integrated Architecture in Grand Rapids.