Three alumni named as American Institute of Architects Fellows

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Each year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevates esteemed members to the organization’s “college of fellows” and this year’s class includes three College of Arts and Architecture alumni.

Andrew Cupples (class of 1975 B.Arch.), Lloyd Sigal (class of 1987 B.S., class of 1988 B.Arch.) and Eric Goshow (class of 1968 B.Arch.) were elected to fellowship, which is one of the highest honors bestowed by the AIA. The three men were chosen as fellows from almost 300 hundred nominees nationwide. The distinction has been awarded to only 3 percent of the more-than 90,000 AIA members.

The three will receive their fellowship medal at the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony, held in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, as part of the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York on June 22.

Andrew Cupples

Cupples is a principal in the Los Angeles office of the DLR Group, an international architecture firm, where he specializes in the design and planning of justice facilities.

He is a key member of DLR’s Justice+Civic national team and leads international justice pursuits for the firm.

Cupples is widely known as one of the most respected justice facility architects in the United States and is recognized nationally and internationally for the design and planning of court, correctional and detention facilities.

He has spent more than 35 years of his award-winning career working with clients at the federal, state and municipal level and has taken a leadership role in the design and planning of more than 100 million square-feet of buildings in 45 states and abroad.

Lloyd Sigal

Sigal is a principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox, an international architecture firm with offices located in New York, London, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Seoul and Abu Dhabi.

Since joining the firm in 1988, he has played a key role in designing some of the firm’s largest and most complex projects, including academic, residential, commercial, mixed-use, hospitality and campus facilities.

In addition to being a member of the AIA, Sigal is also a member of the Urban Land Institute and the National Fire Protection Association. He has lectured at the New York State American Council of Engineering Companies of New York, the New York State AIA, and served as an architectural juror at Penn State.

Sigal was a recipient of the College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award in 2016.

Eric Goshow

Goshow is a co-founding partner of Goshow Architects, a 30-person architecture, planning and design firm located in New York and established in 1978.

In addition to being an active member of the AIA, he has assumed various leadership roles within the organization, including serving as president of the New York state chapter in 2013.

In 2014, Eric and partner Nancy Aber Goshow, AIA member and Penn State alumna, established the Nancy Aber Goshow & F. Eric Goshow Sustainable Building Design Scholarship Award. This annual award honors and recognizes outstanding sustainable design exploration by a female fifth-year or graduate architecture student at Penn State.

The Goshows were co-recipients of the College of Arts and Architecture Alumni Award in 2012.

Last Updated May 16, 2018