American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter Announces Elevation of President Verity L. Frizzell, FAIA

June 23, 2018

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AIA Immediate Past President Thomas Vonier, FAIA, escorts newly elevated Verity L. Frizzell, FAIA, at American Institute of Architects Investiture of Fellows Ceremony held on June 22, 2018 at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City.

American Institute of Architects New Jersey Chapter Announces Elevation of President Verity L. Frizzell, FAIA

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (June 22, 2018) AIA New Jersey is proud to report that our president, Verity L. Frizzell, FAIA, LEED AP+BD+C, of Feltz & Frizzell Architects, LLC in Point Pleasant, NJ, has been elevated to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Ms. Frizzell was presented with her Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.

The 2018 AIA Jury of Fellows elevated 152 member-architects worldwide to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to those who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.  Only three percent of AIA’s more than 91,000 members are recognized with this honor.

Frizzell was selected for elevation based on her long-term, ever reaching leadership of the institute and contributions to the profession. While holding a variety of positions for many different organizations, the recurring themes of Verity’s career and volunteerism have centered around resiliency and equity.

Locally, Verity was well prepared to guide Bay Head, N.J. through environmental recovery after Superstorm Sandy ravaged her community. Her efforts with lawmakers in Trenton and representatives from FEMA in developing the new FIRM Advisory Flood Elevation maps allowed for thousands of modest homeowners to rebuild across the region.

Through her vast national experience as a Repositioning Ambassador, in the Culture Collective, with Communications, as a member of the Strategic Planning Task Force and through the Equity in Architecture Commission, Frizzell has become an expert in crafting strategies that bring members together and has used these methods as the chairman of the AIANJ Governance Task Force to reposition AIANJ as a more nimble and relevant organization.

Frizzell views environmental stewardship as a core value for all architects, not a specialty sector of the industry. As such, Verity has prioritized environmental education for all continuing education. She has brought state, regional and world leaders in climate change and sustainability to her professional peers, as well as becoming a certified trainer herself, in an effort to expand knowledge and understanding of the impact the choices we make in the building industry have on our planet.

The trend throughout Ms. Frizzell’s illustrious career is service for the benefit of the community, the profession and the world before self. Verity approaches each challenge with grace, professionalism, confidence and diplomacy. As such, she is liked and respected across the nation and called upon frequently to share her talents. Still a young and progressive individual, this recognition is sure to be a gateway to a vast career of much greater future accomplishments rather than a lifetime achievement award crowning an impressive history.

AIA New Jersey is honored to have such an impressive leader as our president, Verity L. Frizzell, FAIA, and congratulates her on her well-deserved elevation to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.


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Founded in 1857, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through a dynamic network of more than 250 chapters and more than 91,000 member architects and design professionals, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. The organization’s local chapter, AIA New Jersey, has served as the voice of the architectural profession in the Garden State since 1900. Based in Trenton, AIA New Jersey has 2,000 members in six local sections. For more information, please visit


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