Holly Briggs Elevated Into AIA’s 2020 College of Fellows



IA Interior Architects is thrilled to congratulate Holly Briggs for being newly appointed to the 2020 class of AIA’s prestigious College of Fellows. This outstanding achievement recognizes Holly’s expansive career in the field of interior architecture, acknowledging her dedication to setting national standards for health, sustainability, and productivity that transform the corporate and federal workplace.

Holly is known for blazing trails, and was an early adopter of sustainable practices in corporate interiors. As an expert in workplace design issues, she has been recognized for her innovative design and workplace solutions through numerous awards and publications, including with organizations such as ASID, IIDA, AIA, NAIOP, and CoreNet. Her project work and thought leadership has been published in Interior Design Magazine, Contract, Metropolis, Architect, and Interiors & Sources, to name a few. Additionally, Holly has spoken on panels regarding technical, organizational, and functional issues affecting future trends in interior architecture for AIA, NAIOP, The National Building Museum, the DC Board of Trade, and CREW, among others.

“Holly’s induction into AIA’s College of Fellows acknowledges and embraces how important the practice of interior architecture is in how we experience spaces physically and emotionally. Interior architecture is integral to great architecture and enhances the qualities that define our day-to-day lives. Holly exemplifies the best of our profession, and the impacts of her significant accomplishments merit this recognition by her peers. She inspired me to embraced the practice of integrated design, in which all design professionals have a voice in all aspects of every project. Congratulations Holly, and thank you for your accomplishments that have advanced the profession. Your work has improved the lives of thousands of office workers in large corporations and government agencies through smart planning and sustainable strategies.”

David Haresign, FAIA, Founding Partner of Bonstra | Haresign Architects and Holly’s FAIA Sponsor

“With this impressive achievement, Holly raises the bar for all of us at IA. She is an exemplary leader, both in the firm and our industry at large. We are excited to see her talent, hard work, and unparalleled professionalism recognized by the AIA. We are all so fortunate to have her as part of the IA family.”

Tom Powers, AIA, Co-CEO/President

From all of us at IA , please join in congratulating Holly Briggs, FAIA, on this lifetime achievement!  The induction ceremony will take place at the AIA Conference on Architecture in Los Angeles, CA, May 14 – 16, 2020.