Gregory L. Rutledge, FAIA, Hanbury's Sixth Fellow
We are delighted to share the news that Hanbury’s Gregory Rutledge has been elevated to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Greg is recognized by clients, peers and international colleagues, not only for his design philosophy and technical expertise in preservation, but for the power of his projects to contribute to and revitalize communities.
Greg’s deep knowledge of architectural history is evident in a portfolio that span eras, from the earliest days of Colonial America to Mid-Century Modern architecture. Included project types are those ranging from historic theaters and beloved campus buildings, to old tobacco warehouses, churches, and synagogues. He seeks authenticity, not imitation, and his decisions are rooted in solid documentation, thorough investigation, and deep knowledge of preservation technologies and historic building materials.
“This is an artist with a long-range view who encompasses and embraces, not only history with all of its quirks and details, but also the future in terms of what impact his projects have on the community,” notes Michael Curry, of VEER Magazine. “If buildings could indeed speak, then Greg Rutledge is the person to whom they would, not only communicate, but listen.”
In addition to his professional work and civic contributions, Greg generously shares his expertise. He actively speaks, presents and engages with community and professional organizations. He is a recognized ‘citizen architect,' evidenced through his engagement as Chair of the Norfolk Architectural Review Board, as a volunteer in Norfolk’s Design Center, and leadership in neighborhood architectural tours. His unique and innovatively-designed scavenger hunts have become ‘famous’ as part of AIA’s Virginia Architecture Week.
Greg’s contributions have earned well deserved recognitions; AIA Virginia has recognized him for distinguished achievement and for their prestigious Preservation Award. His design projects routinely are recognized with national and regional awards. His projects have been published in Preservation, Architectural Digest, Traditional Building Magazine, Garden & Gun, Country Life (London) and AIA Virginia’s former INFORM Magazine, among others.
We are delighted to celebrate Greg Rutledge’s accomplishments and his elevation as a member of the AIA College of Fellows. This recognition is the AIA’s highest membership honor, bestowed after rigorous judging upon members whose exceptional work and contributions have advanced the profession and its service to society. Roughly three percent of the AIA’s 90,000 members have this distinction. We are so proud of Greg and the work he has done to revitalize our community and many communities in America.
Click here to view the announcement on the AIA website.