Raymond “Skipper” Post, FAIA, was inaugurated as the 56th Chancellor of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). His inauguration was held at the historic Octagon House and the Institute’s headquarters on December 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. The members of the College of Fellows elected Post to serve as Chancellor, citing his leadership and outstanding contributions to the architecture profession, the AIA and his community.
Post has held a range of leadership positions at the AIA. Through the years he has served as President of AIA Baton Rouge and AIA Louisiana. His service to the Institute and profession extend to AIA National, having served on the AIA Board of Directors representing the Gulf States Region. In 1996, Post was elected and served as the AIA National President. Post is an honorary member of the Japan Institute of Architects, the Federation of Architects of the Republic of Mexico, and an honorary fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He has also served as president of the Louisiana Architectural Licensing Board. In 1997, Post was the recipient of the AIA Louisiana Medal of Honor, which recognizes significant and enduring contributions to the advancement of architecture and influence on architects in Louisiana.
In addition to his leadership and service within the Institute, Post is active in his community, having served as chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, president of the Rotary Club of Baton Rouge, the Salvation Army and the Arts and Humanities Council. He has served on the boards of Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center and the Pennington Biomedical Foundation. He has been recognized as a “Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist” recipient, named the “Business Person of the Year” by the Baton Rouge Business Report, and was named an “Outstanding Alumnus” by the Texas A&M College of Architecture.
About the College of Fellows
The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the American Institute of Architects who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of highest honor the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society. Visit http://network.aia.org/cof/home
About The American Institute of Architects
Founded in 1857, The American Institute of Architects consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.