FIU Associate Professor Jason Chandler Elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Highest Membership Honor


Associate Professor Jason Chandler Elevated to AIA Fellow

Jason Chandler, FAIA

Jason Chandler, FAIA is an accomplished academic leader, noted educator and award-winning practitioner. He elevates the role of infill building as an important pedagogic tool and as a critical component in the fabric of the city.

Members of the AIA College of Fellows are recognized with AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Only 3% of AIA members have this distinction.

Chandler has taught at FIU since 1998. Before teaching at FIU, he taught at the University of Miami and at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design for its Career Discovery Program. He is currently the Design Studio 4 & 6 Coordinator and teaches Professional Office Practice to the graduating cohorts. He served as the Department’s Associate Chair in 2012-2013, was later appointed Chair of the Department of Architecture at FIU from Fall of 2013 until 2021 and served as the Interim Chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture from 2015 to 2017.

Chandler’s academic activities focus on building construction systems and their integration into architecture and urban design. Professor Chandler’s research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the National Institute for Architectural Education, the International Hurricane Center, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the Knight Foundation, the Cejas Family Foundation, the Metropolitan Center at FIU and the United States Department of Education. Chandler’s writing has been published in both national and regional ACSA proceedings and he has co-authored with Shahin Vassigh on Building Systems Integration for Enhanced Environmental Performance (2011).

Chandler is the founder and principal of Chandler and Associates in South Miami, Florida.

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