AIA Inaugurates Edward A. Vance, FAIA, as Chancellor of the College of Fellows

Edward A. Vance, FAIA, has been inaugurated as the 57th Chancellor of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).  

Vance was elected Chancellor by members of the College of Fellows citing his leadership and service to the Institute, the profession of architecture and his community. He is the first chancellor to be named from the state of Nevada and only the third to come from the Western Mountain Region since the early 1950s. Vance’s engagement with AIA exemplifies how sustained service to the Institute advances the profession of architecture regionally and nationally.

Vance served as College of Fellows Vice-Chancellor in 2018, as Jury Member for the 2019 Latrobe Prize, Secretary for the College of Fellows from 2016-2017, on the AIA National Board from 2010–2012, and as Chair of AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion Jury in 2012. Vance received the AIA Richard Upjohn Fellowship Medal in 2012 for contributions to the profession through his service on the AIA National Board of Directors. Vance voluntarily authors and edits the AIA College of Fellows monthly newsletter as well as numerous college publications and booklets for AIA award recipients.

He is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, where he is the founding member of the Developing Leaders Institute. Former roles included director for the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum and Boy Scouts of America. Additionally, he served as the past Nevada State coordinator for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (NCARB) Intern Development Program.

Vance attended Moorhead State University for three years before receiving his Bachelor of Arts (1979) and Bachelor of Architecture (1981) degrees from North Dakota State University. He moved to Las Vegas in 1987 where he has practiced for nearly 30 years. He is the Founding Principal of EV&A Architects, a 22-person Las Vegas design firm specializing in commercial, hospitality and healthcare architecture.  

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