Edward Vance of EV&A Architects elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects

(Las Vegas) – EV&A Architects, a Las Vegas-based architecture firm, announced today that CEO and founder Edward Vance was selected for elevation to Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Vance is the only recipient from the state of Nevada to receive this prestigious recognition this year.

“It’s extremely humbling and certainly and an incredible honor to be included in this elite group of architects and to be recognized by my peers nationally,” said Vance.

Founded in 1952, the College of Fellows is composed of members of the AIA who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Less than two percent of all architects achieve Fellowship, and it is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Vance is the founder and design principal of EV&A Architects, a specialty design firm serving the hospitality, commercial and health care industries. For more than 33 years, he has served his clients, his community and the profession of architecture. Design excellence has characterized his distinguished career leading up to his numerous design awards and significant commissions.


For more than 27 years, Vance has served his Las Vegas clients and the profession of architecture. Design excellence characterizes his distinguished career. Vance is a registered architect in seven states and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He earned his bachelor of arts and bachelor of architecture degrees from North Dakota State University.

The 2014 AIA Jury of Fellows recognized 139 members to its prestigious College of Fellows this year. Out of more than 80,000 AIA members, just over 3,000 members have been distinguished with this honor since its inception. Vance will receive his Fellowship medal during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA 2014 National Convention in Chicago. The Investiture Ceremony will be held at Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on Friday, June 27, 2014.

About EV&A Architects

EV&A Architects is a Las Vegas-based architectural firm providing a wide range of architectural, planning and interior design services to the hospitality, commercial and healthcare markets. The firm’s work has been recognized for design excellence and is the result of the personal involvement of the design principals with each client throughout the entire design process and into construction.

EV&A Architects prides itself on our total commitment to the overall project concept, embracing all facets of the design process and going beyond specific design to a more technical approach and creative search. The design team at EV&A acts as a catalyst, developing the resources and alliances required to accomplish their clients’ goals and objectives. This requires bringing together critical specialists to coordinate complex project teams of professionals, contractors and consultants, something EV&A specializes in. For more information, visit