Tim Schroeder receives AIA national College of Fellows recognition

Tim Schroeder elevated to AIA College of Fellows. CREDIT NEUMANN MONSON ARCHITECTS.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Tim Schroeder, president of Neumann Monson Architects, to the national College of Fellows.

AIA Fellows are recognized with the institute’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence can become a member of the AIA College of Fellows. Only 3% of the AIA members have this distinction.

The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, promote the purposes of the institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of service to society.

Through the application process, Mr. Schroeder received endorsements from architects throughout the United States. Fellows are selected by a seven-member jury. Since 1889, only 47 Iowa architects have received this recognition. AIA Iowa has 12 fellows among current members. Five of those are emeritus status. Mr. Schroeder is the only AIA Fellow based in Eastern Iowa.

Under Mr. Schroeder’s leadership, the firm has received two consecutive AIA Committee on the Environment awards, and is positioned to achieve a Full Living Certified building for the Stanley Center for Peace and Security in Muscatine, Iowa. A Full Living Certified project is the most rigorous sustainability program which encourages truly regenerative buildings. Currently, only 25 Full Living Certified buildings in the world have reached this distinction.

Mr. Schroeder, a native of Muscatine, Iowa, and graduate of Iowa State University, will be recognized in June at the AIA National Convention in San Francisco, California.