Chlebowski was one of 41 to be inducted in the organization’s 2019 class, in a College of Fellows convocation ceremony held on Oct. 29 at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto during the annual RAIC Festival of Architecture.
The College of Fellows formally recognizes “members and distinguished laypersons who have made outstanding contributions to the profession. Fellowship in the RAIC is an honour conferred on members singled out for their contribution to research, scholarship, public service or professional standing to the good of architecture in Canada, or elsewhere.”
The RAIC is commonly considered the Canadian counterpart to the American Institute of Architects (AIA), whose College of Fellows bestows similar Fellowships honors annually. Criteria for the RAIC Fellowship include “design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution and distinguished service to the profession or the community.”
“We all are extremely happy to know that Jerry is bestowed with such a respectable honour and prestigious fellowship,” said Toronto Practice Leader Farah Rahman, OAA, RAIC, AIA. “It gives me great pleasure to see Jerry being recognized for his dedication and hard work to further the profession of architecture.”
Over the past 30 years, Jerry has amassed extensive experience as principal-in-charge, project manager, designer, and contract administrator in complex projects for many institutional clients including municipal and federal governments and school boards. His experience and sound judgment have been instrumental in the timely delivery of numerous projects for both public and private clients. Sensitive to community heritage and environment, Jerry is a former vice-chairman of the Hamilton Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee.
“Our profession is special. It involves both deep respect for humanity and a perpetual need to improve the environment we live in,” said Jerry. “I am honored to have been inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada in recognition of my distinguished service to the architectural profession in Ontario. I am grateful to all who supported me through-out my carrier. It is a real great honor.”