Troy Sherrard Elevated to Fellow

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated Columbus architect Troy Sherrard to Fellow, the most coveted and prestigious honor in U.S. architecture.

Sherrard, a partner at Moody Nolan and a leader in the firm’s sports and recreation design practice, was one of 152 Fellows named nationwide and will accept the honor June 22 at the organization’s investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture in New York City.

“I am pleased to welcome Troy into the College of Fellows,” said Curt Moody, Founder and CEO of Moody Nolan. “For nearly fifteen years, he has been a key player in the growth of Moody Nolan’s sports & recreation studio. His passion for wellness and commitment to responsive design is evident in every project he touches.”

Sherrard joined Moody Nolan in 2004 and as co-leader of the sports & recreation studio, he has been instrumental in developing the firm’s specialty design practice in health, wellness, fitness and recreation architecture. His goal has been to leverage building design to foster community, engagement, social gathering and human connectivity.

He has published numerous articles and spoken to national audiences on these subjects while leading teams responsible for a number of high-profile architectural projects across the country. They include: The Ohio State University’s Covelli Arena and its basketball practice and training facility; Kempsville Community Recreation Center, in Virginia; Wintrust Arena Event Center and DePaul University’s basketball practice facility, in Chicago; and Penn State University’s Intramural Building expansion and renovation, in University Park, Pa.

Sherrard has been recognized repeatedly for his work, receiving numerous honors and recognitions. Out of a total AIA membership of over 91,000, less than four percent are distinguished as Fellows.

Sherrard joins three other newly inducted Columbus-area architects in the AIA’s College of Fellows: Jonathan Barnes, Principal, Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design, of Columbus; Bernie Constantino, university architect at The Ohio State University; and Steve Sharp, owner, McCall-Sharp Architecture, in Springfield.

Founded in 1857 and based in Washington, D.C., the AIA is the largest membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals and allied partners.