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February 06, 2015

Three Gensler Architects Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

WASHINGTON — Gensler announced that three of its top professionals were elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Dallas Principal Ted Kollaja, Chicago Senior Associate Thomas Braham, and Los Angeles Principal Kap Malik were all elevated to Fellowship by the AIA.
Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Not only does it recognize the achievements of the architect as an individual, it recognizes those architects’ contributions to the profession and to society. 
Kollaja, a firm-wide leader of the firm’s Energy Practice, has been with Gensler for 11 years. He has nearly three decades of experience in large-scale, technically complex international projects. He assumes leadership roles in the industry, serving as President of CoreNet Global’s Southwest Chapter and as a past President of both AIA Dallas and the Dallas Architectural Foundation.
Since joining the firm in 1992, Malik has led the design for some of Gensler’s most celebrated projects, including the Hotel & Residences tower at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles, the San Diego International Airport, and the much-anticipated new hotel and transit center at Denver International Airport. He has played a major role in building and evolving the firm’s hospitality and aviation and transportation practice areas. He is currently working on projects worldwide, in the U.S., China, India, Korea and South America.
Braham has been with Gensler for nine years and is a studio director in the Chicago office. Throughout his 27-year career, he has led diverse teams for a wide range of highly recognized complex corporate, institutional and civic projects both here and abroad. As past President of AIA Illinois and past Region Director on the AIA National Board of Directors, he has displayed professional leadership within his community and the industry.
Julie Obiala
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