Two DLR Group Design Professionals Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

DLR Group is excited to announce that architects Lisa Johnson and Stan Meradith were recently elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. They will be honored at an investiture ceremony on April 28 at the 2017 National AIA Convention in Orlando.


The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.

“Lisa Johnson and Stan Meradith are outstanding representatives of DLR Group and the design profession,” said DLR Group CEO Griff Davenport, AIA. “Our firm is committed to elevating the human experience through design. Stan has been an innovative voice in Sports design nationally for the past 30 years. When you walk into a baseball park you see and feel his design legacy. Lisa is a national leader in our Education Studio and has impacted thousands of students and teachers in communities across the Northwest. She is valued mentor to our next generation of architects and leaders in Seattle.”

Johnson has been instrumental in the design of innovative learning environments since joining the firm in 1997. She has served in a number of national leadership roles in the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, the Society of College and University Planning, and the Association for Learning Environments.

Based in Omaha, Meradith joined DLR Group in 1987 and collaborates with collegiate and professional Sports clients across the country. His signature designs include Steinbrenner Field in Tampa for the New York Yankees and Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. As AIA Nebraska President, he worked to create a new AIA staff position within the University of Nebraska College of Architecture to strengthen its Intern Development Program. Since then, Nebraska has consistently lead the nation in the percentage of architects passing the licensing exam.