Three Taubman College alumni have been elected to the Colleges of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Planning Association (APA). Election to the College of Fellows is the highest membership honor in each organization and is granted to individuals who embody excellence in the professions and make outstanding contributions to the professions and society,
Thomas Zung, FAIA, B.S. ’60, and Brian Craig, FAIA, B.S. ’73, M.Arch ’75, were elected as Fellows of the American Institute of Architects.
Zung is president of Buckminster Fuller, Sadao and Zung Architects. He established Thomas T.K. Zung Architects Inc. in Cleveland in 1967; the following year, he designed the first elongated geodesic dome in association with Buckminster Fuller Synergetics organization. Thomas T.K. Zung Architects and R. Buckminster Fuller merged to form Buckminster Fuller, Sadao and Zung Architects where they designed numerous Geodesic domes, tensegrity structures, vector equilibriums, museum exhibitions, publications, and Fuller’s last invention, “Hang It All.” Zung has worked on the design for a number of well-known structures, including the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.; the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; and the General Motors Building in New York.
After more than 40 years as a working architect, Craig recently retired from his position as founding director of the Master of Architecture Program at Kendall College of Art and Design (KCAD) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After his graduation from Taubman College, he was sent to Kabul University in Afghanistan with the Peace Corps. During his time there, he taught architecture courses and assembled what is believed to be Afghanistan’s first residential solar water heater. Building on a career as senior vice president at Progressive AE, he designed, implemented, and led the accreditation of the KCAD M.Arch program and taught in the program. He is currently conducting architectural research and consulting.
Stanford Harvey III, FAICP, B.S. ’91, has been elected to the American Institute of Certified Planners' College of Fellows.
Harvey is a principal in the urban design and planning practice at Lord Aeck Sargent and is director of the firm's Lexington, Kentucky, office. His specialties are conceptualizing planning processes, facilitating community participation, directing facilities / infrastructure programs, and developing implementation strategies. In 1997, following three years of heavy involvement with pre-Olympic urban redevelopment for the Corporation for Olympic Development in Atlanta (CODA), Harvey co-founded Urban Collage, which in 2013 became a practice area of Lord Aeck Sargent. His projects in Atlanta include the Atlanta Public Schools BuildSmart Facilities Plan, Blueprint Midtown, Imagine Downtown, and the Peachtree Corridor Plan. Currently, he is working on a design for Lexington’s Rupp Arena and Arts & Entertainment District, as well as a reimagining of Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington.