Fellowship Friday: Allyne Winderman, FAIA

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Anyone who has successfully completed 27 marathons has a pretty good handle on determination and follow-through, which is part of the combination it takes to earn a seat in the AIA College of Fellows. So it’s no wonder to learn Allyne Winderman, FAIA of Los Angeles was one of 20 California architects elevated to the College of Fellows this year.

Winderman, who was elevated under the category “Government/Industry” was honored to earn this status within the AIA. “It’s a validation of the work I have done.” She has spent most of her career in the public sector, working on affordable housing projects, tenants’ rights issues, urban design and historic preservation. “All of my work has involved under-served communities,” she said.

To celebrate the evening she received the news, Winderman and her husband dined at Lucques in West Hollywood. After that, her husband celebrated the social media way by logging onto Facebook to spread the word about his wife, Allyne Winderman, FAIA.

At the investiture ceremony held in Denver, Colo. at the AIA National Convention, Winderman was able to continue the celebration with her close friend from graduate school, Carole Lowenson, who also became a fellow this year.

27 marathons under her belt, and an F now permanently attached to the title she carries, Winderman plans to continue her work in the under-served communities. “I was elated that the AIA celebrated the work and these important issues.” Moving forward, it is a safe assumption to predict she will be running more marathons, practicing in under-served communities, and inspiring young architects in her classes at Cal Poly, Pomona where she serves as part-time faculty.



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