Four members of the Los Angeles chapter, American Institute of Architects are among the 85 American architects elevated to fellowship in the American Institute of Architects this year.
The new Fellows will be honored today in a special ceremony during the institute's annual convention in San Francisco.
They are: John Oliver Cotton of Kamnitzer + Cotton; Albert A. Dorman of Daniel Mann Johnson & Mendenhall; Robert S. Harris, dean of the School of Architecture at USC and Toshikazu Terasawa of O'Leary, Terasawa, Takahashi & DeChellis. All firms are based in Los Angeles.
Cotton was recognized for "achievement in design," Dorman for "achievement in architectural practice," Harris for "achievement in education" and Terasawa for "service to the public."
Cotton's firm specializes in high-density housing, including the California Plaza project on Bunker Hill and housing in Little Tokyo and Santa Ana.
Dorman joined DMJM 20 years ago and for the last eight years has served as chief executive officer of one of the world's largest firms.
Harris began his teaching activities in 1960 at the University of Texas at Austin. He has been dean at USC since 1981.
Terasawa has long been activity in community activities and is currently a member of the Little Tokyo Community Development Advisory Committee, Japanese American Community Services board of trustees and many other civic groups.