Richmond architect Robert S. Mills is named AIA Fellow
Robert S. Mills, principal at Commonwealth Architects, in Richmond, has been named by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to its College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.
The 2015 Jury of Fellows elevated 147 AIA members across the United States to its College of Fellows out of a total AIA membership of more than 85,000.
Mills is one of the founding principals of Commonwealth Architects. He has more than three decades of experience in his profession. He was recognized for his service, leadership and professional expertise on the city of Richmond’s Planning Commission and Commission of Architectural Review with the Virginia Society AIA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2008 and the AIA Richmond Marcellus Wright Jr. Award for Public Service in 2012. He currently serves as chair of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Art and Architectural Review Board.
Fellowship is the highest honor the AIA can bestow upon a member. Mills joins another member of Commonwealth Architects, Principal Emeritus Richard L. Ford, Jr., to have been elected to the College of Fellows since the founding of the firm in 1999.