French architect Odile Decq, Burkina Faso’s Diébédo Francis Kéré, and American architects John Sorrenti and William J. Stanley III are the proud recipients of 2018 Honorary Fellowships. The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has selected the four architects for demonstrating “the diverse ways in which architects contribute exemplary designs to the profession that have a positive impact on society.”
Diarmuid Nash, FRAIC, Chancellor of the RAIC College of Fellows, stated: “We are thrilled that these exceptional professionals have accepted to become members of the RAIC. Odile Decq is one of the most successful women in architecture and serves as a role model to many. Diébédo Francis Kéré creates inspiring architecture that uplifts communities and helps an exchange of ideas between Africa and Europe. In addition to running a thriving practice, John Sorrenti has devoted countless hours to professional associations, while William Stanley has broken new ground for African American architects in the American South,” as noted by ArchDaily.