Douglas Brinkley Becomes AIA Fellow

Doug Brinkley, FAIA

On January 28, 2010, Douglas M. Brinkley, FAIA, was elevated to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects.

The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. The investiture ceremony will be held at the AIA National Convention in Miami on June 11, 2010.

Brinkley is a principal and director of sustainability at Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee. He is the advocate for the integration of sustainable strategies into every project the firm undertakes. He is also a key resource for new and emerging sustainable technologies, materials and legislation.

Doug received a Bachelor of Architectural Design from the School of Design at North Carolina State University.

He has successfully championed more than nine buildings to achieve LEED certification. Included among these are Wake Technical Community College’s Northern Wake Campus, the first LEED rated multi-building community college campus in the nation, and Carrington Hall School of Nursing at UNC- Chapel Hill, the first LEED rated building in the 17-institution UNC system.

Doug co-founded North Carolina’s first U.S. Green Building Council Chapter, where he has served on the board as treasurer, vice chair and chair. He served as an advisor to and advocate for the provisions of North Carolina Senate Bill 668, which requires energy and water conservation in state-owned buildings. He was appointed a member of the Wake County Energy Advisory Commission and served on the NC Energy Code Ad Hoc Committee. Doug participates in the USGBC’s Annual Congressional Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C., promoting green building policy and strengthening the relationship between architects, businesses and lawmakers.

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