Three Taubman Alumni Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Three Taubman College alums have been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows in 2023. The highest membership of the AIA honors architects for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Members who have made significant advancements to the profession and exemplify architectural excellence can become a Fellow. Only three percent of the AIA members have this distinction.

Taubman College alums among the 2023 honorees include Ted Touloukian, M.Arch ’94; Bryan Lijewski, B.S. Arch ’90; and Joongsub Kim, M.Arch ’97, Ph.D. ’01. 

Theodore Touloukian, M.Arch ’94

Touloukian is the President and founder of Touloukian Touloukian Inc., an architecture firm based in Boston. His work as an architect includes commercial, residential, cultural, institutional and historic projects ranging from new construction to adaptive re-use. His projects include the Lumen at Beacon Park in Detroit, which was recognized with the Architecture Masterprize for Commercial Architecture in 2018, among other awards. He currently serves as Chairman of the Boston Society of Architects Finance Committee. 

Bryan Lijewski, B.S. Arch ’90

Lijewski is a licensed architect with the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) at the Michigan State Housing Development Authority. He has over 20 years of experience with federal and state historic preservation programs and is responsible for all SHPO maritime and lighthouse project reviews. He currently serves on the design committee for Downtown Lansing Inc. and the board of AIA’s Mid-Michigan Chapter. 

Joongsub Kim, M.Arch ’97, Ph.D. ’01

Kim is a professor at the College of Architecture and Design (CoAD) at Lawrence Technological University (LTU). He serves on the AIA National Committee on Regional and Urban Design and previously revived and chaired the AIA Detroit Urban Priorities Committee. Kim’s work centers on engaged scholarship rooted in community engagement and applied research. At LTU, he directs the Detroit Studio, where he provides students with an enriched educational experience through community-based architectural, urban design, and community development projects.