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.