Working for a small firm doesn’t mean you can’t make big changes. Just ask Nathan Kipnis, FAIA, LEED BD+C, principal of Kipnis Architecture + Planning. Throughout his career, Kipnis has challenged design paradigms by blending excellence in architecture with a social conscience as part of a five-person architectural team.
Each year at the AIA National Convention, a select number of architects who are making outstanding contributions to the industry through design excellence, furthering the field of architectural education, or advancing the profession are elevated as Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. It’s a tremendous honor that has been bestowed on a select few AIA members, including Janis Kent, architect, CASp. We recently sat down with Kent to learn more about what makes her stand out in her field and pick up a few tips on accessibility planning. Here's what we learned: