Associate Steven K. Alspaugh, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C® has been elevated to the American Institute of Architecture (AIA) College of Fellows for his efforts toward making the profession a part of an ever-increasing service to society. AIA Fellows receive this esteemed membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to the profession of architecture and society on a national level. Only 3% of AIA’s total national membership carries this distinction, and in the 2023 class, there were 76 Fellows named by a nine-member Jury of Fellows and Honorary Fellows.
A dedicated steward of the built environment, a leader of community organizations, and champion of design, Alspaugh’s service to both the profession and community transforms, revitalizes, and invigorates society. Committed to his community, state, and the AIA national organization for nearly 40 years, his impacts can be felt through his work to elevate the reach of architecture through awards programs with the AIA Indiana Honors and Awards Task Force, the AIA’s National Committee on Design and by consistently working to increase resiliency to natural disaster as the AIA Indiana State Disaster Coordinator.
Alspaugh’s achievements are built upon the foundation of his passion for design excellence and to programs promoting it as a project manager and design architect. Through exceptional leadership, he has broadened and enhanced the profession by positively changing culture, impacting community growth, and advancing the practice. Examples of his commitments include more than 85 significant projects, such as the Ball State University Schmidt-Wilson Residence Hall; the Indiana State University Federal Hall/Scott College of Business, Landini Center for the Performing Arts, and Bayh College of Education; the Franklin College Johnson Center for Fine Arts; the Bucknell University Sigfried Weis Music Building; the Marian University Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences and Byrum School of Business; the Ivy Tech Community College Illinois Fall Creek Center, Corporate College, and new Anderson campus; the IUPUI Rotary Building; the Goshen College Music Center; the Regenstrief Headquarters; Plainfield High School; North Central High School; Lake Central High School; Decatur Central High School; Second Presbyterian Church; Riley Development Corporation; the P.R. Mallory Building; the Indiana Farm Bureau Fall Creek Pavilion; Major Health Partners Wellness Center and YMCA; and the City of Bloomington, Indiana, and Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Headquarters.
In addition to extensive project work, Alspaugh has furthered professional knowledge by authoring articles about acoustics, integrity, stewardship, design strategy, spirit, incorporating works of art in building design, Mass Ave. urban revitalization, and biophilic design. He has also served as a juror for AIA Indiana design competitions and as the board Secretary, Design Awards Co-Chair, Craftmanship Awards Co-Chair, and on the organization’s Board of Directors. Nationally, Steve has served AIA since 2003 in various capacities, including as the Twenty-Five Year Award Coordinator, and a 2014 Committee on Design National Chair, presentation developer and planning team member for the AIA COD Honors & Awards Dinner, and Blue-Ribbon Task Force member, a National Convention Speaker, and Moderator. For his many efforts, he has been recognized with the AIA Indiana President’s Award, the Juliet Peddle Award, and the Edward D. Pierre Award, and now as an AIA Fellow.
Alspaugh will be formally recognized during an investiture ceremony during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2023 in San Francisco.