Helen Hatch, vice president of client relations at Atlanta-based international architecture firm Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates Inc., is one of 76 named to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for 2007.

Fellows in the group are members of the AIA who have made significant contributions to the profession of architecture. Ms. Hatch was selected in the category that recognizes individuals who “coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture.”
Ms. Hatch is also president of AIA Georgia, a member of the Urban Land Institute Board of Directors, a graduate of Leadership Atlanta and has been honored by Agnes Scott College as an outstanding alumnae.

She chaired Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin’s Walkable Atlanta Task Force and is a member of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership Board of Directors.

Acknowledged for her leadership in the building industry think tank the Urban Land Institute, Ms. Hatch fosters the design and development of livable communities throughout the world.

Fewer than 2,600 of AIA’s 81,000 are named as AIA fellows.

This year’s new fellows and honorary fellows will receive their medals in May during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA’s 2007 National Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio, Texas.

Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates is an international design firm with offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Dubai. Known for its design of convention centers, TVS is also recognized for the design of retail, office, education, interiors and hospitality markets worldwide.

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