NewSchool of Architecture and Design Announces Alumnus of the Year

Bruce T. Fallon, AIA, LEED AP recognized for his contributions to profession and community


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On June 21, 2011, the NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) presented the 2011 Alumnus of the Year Award to Bruce T. Fallon, AIA, LEED AP in recognition of his professional accomplishments and contributions to the design profession and his community. He will be honored during the NSAD commencement ceremonies at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calif.

"Bruce is a dedicated and distinguished member of the NSAD community. He exemplifies the achievements we hope graduates and current students alike will aspire to reach," said Steve Altman, president of NSAD. "The success of our alumni is a tribute to the university's faculty and the education they received from their alma mater."

Fallon is currently a principal of WPA Architecture, a diverse architectural practice with experience in many areas of building design, including the education, hospitality, industrial, multifamily residential, office and resort markets in Provo, Utah. He earned a Master of Architecture from NSAD in 2000 and is licensed in California, Utah and Nebraska. Fallon is also NCARB certified and is a LEED Accredited Professional.

"NSAD honors alumni for their exceptional achievements since graduation from the school through the annual Alumnus of the Year Award," said Ben White, president of the NSAD Alumni Association. "After calling for nominations, a review committee chose four finalists. The committee this year included former alumni association board chair Rick España, the 2010 award recipient Duane Hagewood and myself. Bruce rose to the top of the list through his avid volunteerism and dedication to professional collaboration."

A volunteer at heart, Fallon served as the first AIAS chapter president for Salt Lake Community College, an IDP coordinator for the AIA California Council, secretary/treasurer for the Central Utah Section of AIA Utah and is currently the programs adviser for the AIA National Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee.

"It is an honor to be able to represent alumni who have been privileged to receive their architectural education from NSAD," Fallon said. "Our work now reaches areas throughout the world, providing a strong influence on the architectural design being completed today. This honor is special to me because it not only recognizes my ability as a designer, but also the involvement I have had through my efforts with the AIA and my service within my own community."