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MIAMI -June 23, 2010- The 2010 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated Miami architect Bernard Zyscovich, AIA, to its prestigious College of Fellows. Founder and managing principal of Zyscovich Architects, he received the honor during an investiture ceremony at the 2010 National AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Miami earlier this month.

Zyscovich was named an AIA Fellow for promoting the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficacy of the profession in the field of urban design. In addition to his wide-ranging projects in that area, Zyscovich has authored two books on urban design: “Getting Real About Urbanism: Contextual Design for Cities” and “Architecture And Real Urbanism.”

AIA Fellowship is awarded to members who have made significant contributions and have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. The program not only recognizes the achievements of architects, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA. Of nearly 83,000 AIA members, fewer than 2,900 have been distinguished with the honor of fellowship or honorary fellowship.

” am honored to have been awarded AIA Fellowship because it is recognition from one’s peers that adds credibility to your vision and accomplishments. I thank the members of the Jury for their endorsement of my body of work,” Zyscovich said.

With more than 30 years of experience, Zyscovich has designed in both the public and private sectors, and led creative teams on a range of projects from urban planning of major U.S. cities to the design of residential, mixed-use, retail and commercial buildings. He currently is involved in the “greening” of Florida’s Turnpike through sustainable design and re-design of turnpike service plazas; terminal projects at El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport; and major urban planning initiatives in Jacksonville and Cape Coral, Fla., among other projects.

A frequent lecturer, Zyscovich has presented his Real Urbanism philosophy to a variety of organizations, including the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Homebuilders and National Housing and Rehabilitation Association. Additionally, he currently lectures on Real Urbanism at the Florida Atlantic University School of Urban and Regional Planning. Zyscovich has received numerous awards for his planning and architecture, including the AIA Honor Award for Downtown Miami DDA Master Plan; APA Florida Award of Excellence for the City of West Palm Beach Downtown Master Plan; and the inaugural ULI SE Florida Vision Award for Grove Garden Condominium. He also was awarded the AIA Miami Silver Medal, the highest honor given to a member.

Established in 1977, Zyscovich Architects is a nationally renowned integrated urban design, architecture and interior design firm headquartered in downtown Miami with additional locations in West Palm Beach, Orlando, New York City and Tobago. The firm is widely recognized as a leader in the design of urban projects as well as development of the urban design methodology entitled Real Urbanism. Zyscovich is committed to improving neighborhoods by emphasizing sustainable development and economic vitality based on their character and history and the firm’s imprint is evident in its full range of projects, from master plans and urban studies to mixed-use urban infill and a wide variety of educational facilities.

For additional information on Zyscovich Architects and its diverse project expertise, please visit the website at

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