The American Institute of Architects has elevated Kevin Sullivan to its College of Fellows, an honor that recognizes architects who have made a notable contribution to the profession and to society. Kevin was recognized under the Design category (the others are Practice, Organizational Leadership, Government/Industry and Service).
Kevin is passionate about design for healthcare and science buildings: often under-recognized typologies with important meaning for society. His projects are transformative explorations of program, geometry, transparency, color and form embedded with nature.
Jim Collins sponsored Kevin's submission in his letter:
“Kevin has, for quite some time, been the consummate architect: articulate, giving, passionate about serving the needs of the people who occupy his buildings, considerate and ever attentive to his clients. He is an inspirational leader, a rigorous craftsman and a disciplined manager. He has succeeded on all the complex and sometimes contradictory requirements that are required of an advanced architect, and yet always the success is driven through his commitment, talent and passion for design.”
In his reference letter of support, John Wilson wrote:
“This effort has led Kevin to dramatically reconfigure the relationship of patient beds to outdoor places, so that missing arms and legs, fused spines, loss of vision, and the like are challenges overcome by architecture. The art of healing meets the healing of art!”
Maryann Thompson wrote in her reference letter:
“Kevin’s work has radically transcended the stereotype in healthcare design, and for that the profession owes him a huge debt. His designs are distinctly sensitive and creative in their formalism, geometry, and color palette. His are healing spaces, full of light and formal and material inspiration. At the same time, they are extremely pragmatic spaces, highly tuned to the dynamics of their program.”
Kevin will receive his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA 2012 National Convention and Design Exposition in Washington, DC. Congratulations to Kevin!