image: Saddleback College Science Building, LEED certified.
For the first time in history, the American Institute of Architects California Council (AIACC) honored California based partners and College of Environmental Design alumni Betsey Olenick Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP (B.Arch ‘72, M.Arch ‘75) and Brian Dougherty, FAIA, LEED AP (A.B. Arch ‘72, M.Arch ‘75) of Dougherty as collaborators and co-recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Brian Dougherty has over 40 continuous years of service to the AIA holding numerous positions at the local, state, and national level and continues to represent California through AIACC and National AIA Leadership. He was the first practicing architect, and early Board member of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and a member of the CED’s Dean’s Advisory Council.
Betsey Olenick Dougherty has been an active member of the AIA since 1976. As one of the first professional women in the AIA Orange County Chapter, she has continued to hold positions at all levels of the AIA, many as the first woman. She continues to serve as a California Architects Board Licensure Advocate as a member of the Professional Qualifications Committee, and currently serves as a Board Member of the Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture.
Both Brian and Betsey have accomplished so much as individuals, but it is the work they have completed together that defines a lifetime career of dedication and achievement. They are an inspirational duo, supporting fellow professionals, mentoring young professionals, enhancing California communities, engaging volunteers and promoting the value of service through personal and professional commitment. The AIACC Awards Jury voted unanimously to place them in front of the AIACC Board of Directors for approval as they have been “passionate and exemplary pioneers within the AIA and their contributions should be recognized at the highest level possible.”