July 5, 2013 Alumni Fellows

Our mission to provide excellent design education is realized through the success of our alumni. Here is a list of fellows, alumni who have made contributions to their fields through achieved excellence, as acknowledged by professional organizations such as the AIA, ASID, ASLA, and others. The list is maintained by the Connectivity Committee of the college’s Board of Advisors.


American Institute of Architects:

    • Erich Burkhart (1973), Lee, Burkhart, Liu Inc, Los Angeles, CA
    • Glenn F. Keyes (1977), Glenn Keyes Architects, Charleston, SC
    • Ted Shelton (1993), UT College of Architecture and Design, Knoxville, TN


American Society of Interior Designers:

    • B.J. Miller (1985), The Vision Group Studios, LLC, Johnson City, TN

American Institute of Architects:

    • Keith Boswell (1980), Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), San Francisco, CA

Institute for Urban Design:

    • Ted Shelton (1993), UT College of Architecture and Design, Knoxville, TN

Undetermined Date

International Interior Design Association:

    • Robin Klehr Avia (1976), Gensler, New York

American Society of Interior Designers:

    • Sonya Odell (1973)

American Institute of Architects:

    • Barry Yoakum (1978), archimania, Memphis, TN
    • Kem Hinton (1977), Tuck Hinton Architects, Nashville, TN
    • Ken Ross (1971), American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C.
    • Ron Gobbell (1971)
    • Gary Everton (1976)
    • Robin Ellerthorpe (1983)
    • George Thursh (1984)

American College of Healthcare Architects:

    • Ken Ross (1971), American Institute of Architects, Washington, D.C. 

Note: This is a working document. If you are or know of an alumnus who is a fellow of a professional organization, please submit their name, year of graduation, and the year of their honor (if known) to