Architect Marlene Imirzian, FAIA has been awarded Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  Imirzian was honored for her design of places that promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession, producing a distinguished body of work through design.  Herfinely considered and inventive buildings contribute to the regeneration of place.  Imirzian’s design engages the public and the profession with work that re-establishes the connection between architectural beauty, excitement, and purpose.

Fellowship is one of the highest honors the American Institute of Architects can bestow upon a member.  The AIA has over 80,000 members, of which only 3,000 members are distinguished by this honor.  Elevation to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also elevates before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society.

Imirzian has received multiple design awards including AIA Arizona, AIA Western Mountain Region, and AIA Arizona Home of the Year. She has received four Crescordia awards for outstanding sustainable projects from the Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards.

Marlene Imirzian & Associates Architects was formed in 1995.  The firm now has offices in Phoenix, Arizona and Escondido, California and works on a diverse range of projects types from commercial and residential to medical, higher education, civic, and historic preservation.