Gilmore named to American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

Anzilla Gilmore, assistant director for project management and engineering in the Facilities, Engineering and Planning Department at Rice, has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows.

Anzilla Gilmore. Submitted photo.

Anzilla Gilmore. Submitted photo.

A member of the Rice community since 2006, Gilmore was selected for the prestigious honor because of her “notable contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture,” her award letter read.

“Elevation to the College of Fellows is a great honor,” Gilmore said. “I am humbled by the recognition and the outpouring of messages of congratulations from architects that I have always admired throughout my career.”

Gilmore will receive her fellowship medal during a ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture June 7, 2019 in Las Vegas.

“I am thrilled that Anzie has been elevated to the College of Fellows,” said Kathy Jones, associate vice president for facilities, engineering and planning at Rice. “Anzie is an exceptional project manager for Rice and does an outstanding job as the liaison to Housing and Dining on all of their construction-related projects. The recognition is well-deserved.”

Gilmore, who began her service to the profession as the national membership chair for the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA), is a member of NOMA’s national finance committee and a national conference adviser. She was a founder of NOMA’s Houston chapter and currently serves as its treasurer.

In addition, Gilmore is the chair of the AIA’s National Ethics Council, chair of the Architects Foundation (AF) Diversity Advancement Scholarship Committee and founder of the AF’s Diversity Scholars Mentorship Program. She also serves as the vice president of the Fort Bend County Municipal Utility District No. 23 Board of Directors.

Gilmore is one of three African-American female fellows of the AIA in Texas and the first in Houston.

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