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Peyton Boyd

Architect Honored by American Institute of Architects College of Fellows

June 15, 2011

Abingdon architect Peyton Boyd is one of four Virginia members of the American Institute of Architects who have been elevated to its College of Fellows — an honor awarded to members who have made contributions of national significance to the profession. From a membership of more than 80,000, there are fewer than 2,700 Fellows. The purpose of the College of Fellows is to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, to promote the purposes of the Institute, to advance the profession of architecture, and to be of ever-increasing service to society.

In addition to Peyton Boyd, FAIA, the new Fellows from the Virginia Society AIA’s membership include Richard L. Ford, Jr., FAIA of Richmond, and Kim Tanzer, FAIA, and M. Kirk Train, FAIA, of Charlottesville.

Deeply involved in the AIA since 1979, Peyton Boyd has served as a board member, officer and a president of both AIA Blue Ridge and the Virginia Society AIA. He was Guest Curator for Livable Communities for Virginia, an exhibition celebrating the AIA’s sesquicentennial which opened to the public in 2007. In addition to serving on the Board of the Virginia Center for Architecture since 2002, he has volunteered extensively throughout the state. In 2010 he was awarded the Virginia Society AIA’s prestigious Noland Medal. Locally, Boyd was a founding board member of Believe in Bristol and chair of its Design Committee. He is currently a member of the Abingdon Historic Preservation Review Board. He is president of Peyton Boyd Architect PC in Abingdon.

Boyd is the first architect in the region between Roanoke/Blacksburg, Virginia, and Knoxville, Tennessee ever elevated to the AIA’s College of Fellows.

The new Fellows, who are entitled to use the designation “FAIA” following their names, were invested in the College of Fellows at the 2011 AIA National Convention and Design Expo in New Orleans on May 13, 2011.