Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners

Fellows of AICP are honored in recognition of the achievements of the planner as an individual, elevating the Fellow before the public and the profession as a model planner who has made significant contributions to planning and society. Fellowship is granted to planners who have been members of AICP and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Those chosen become members of the College of Fellows.

The College of Fellows is concerned with mentoring and future advancement of the profession of planning. As outstanding professionals in the field of planning, Fellows of AICP will address student organizations, state APA conferences, and professional development programs.


Federal Planning Division Fellows

Andrea Wohlfeld Kuhn, FAICP
Andrea Kuhn creates sustainably-planned Department of Defense (DoD) installations by leading teams, studies, and land-use analyses worldwide in integrating sustainable planning into federal business practices. Employing a dynamic teaching style, she has educated a diverse audience in planning, from entry-level civilians to high ranking military officers. Inducted 2014.

Joel Putterman, FAICP
Joel Putterman has directed award-winning planning projects globally for federal, state, municipal, institutional and corporate clients. He applies innovative approaches to achieve economic and environmental sustainability in the preparation of comprehensive master plans for federal campuses and facilities, Department of Defense installations, and research, industrial and manufacturing complexes. Inducted 2014.

Gary Anderson, FAICP
Creating and developing a new profit center for federal planning within an existing, general purpose A/E consulting firm, Gary Anderson built a team that became one of the premier providers of defense‐related planning services in the United States. The group made use of some of the first relational database mapping applications for defense clients, and won national recognition through APA Federal Planning Division awards for projects including a comprehensive plan for Otis Air National Guard Base. Anderson also is prominent in education related to planning and real estate, lecturing and developing curricula at universities in the United States and abroad. Inducted 2012.

Christopher Basham, FAICP
Chris Basham is an uncommonly energetic and creative leader in the planning world. His ability to engender an excitement for and value of planning has transformed federal planning clients, products, and processes over the last three decades. He constantly challenges communities to think, to plan for great, forward-thinking things to happen, and to put the framework in place to make it happen. His planning mantra is "Vision, Value, and Voodoo"; and he consistently espouses the almost magical capability of planning to stir men's souls in communities around the world. Chris has set benchmarks in federal planning and for planning fires in community bellies. Inducted 2012.

Richard Prosser, FAICP
Richard 'Dick' Prosser's career, now spanning more than five decades, has left a lasting mark on both the physical landscape and the careers of others. He is a consensus builder who leads by example and has mentored numerous young planners. His visionary and collaborative approach to planning has resulted in quality communities and plans that will stand the test of time. Inducted 2008.

Roger Blevins, FAICP
Roger Blevins's pioneering work in military installation and civilian plan development, sustainability, planning assistance teams, technology integration and the application of uniform planning tools set the standard for military planning worldwide. His superb leadership within the Air Force, APA, and its Federal Planning Division has empowered and inspired federal planners. Inducted 2006.

Byrnes Yamashita, FAICP
Byrnes Yamashita is recognized within military and civilian communities as an innovator in joint and strategic planning. His unique understanding of how installations support military operations has contributed significantly to the U.S. military posture in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Inducted 2006.

Mary Anne Bowie, FAICP
Mary Anne Bowie, a visionary and champion of sustainability exemplifies thinking globally and acting locally with a new model of development that is green and sustainable. She has established standards in eminent domain and contracting for planning services. Her leadership empowers consultant planners to better serve public and private clients. Inducted 2006.

Helen Lightle, FAICP
Helen Olson Lightle built upon 25 years in the public and private sector when she went to the Department of Defense planning arena 15 years ago. She has elevated the level of worldwide planning services provided to the DoD, and set standards for others to follow. Her leadership has led to the importance and vitality of the Federal Planning Division. Inducted 2003.

Jeff Soule, FAICP
Jeff Soule's career has followed a pattern of working to expand the role and presence of planning in public affairs. He has accomplished this in planning for the countryside and resources-based regions, in urban design, in historic preservation, as a citizen volunteer, and, currently, as Policy Director of APA. Inducted 2001.

Carolin Paulette, FAICP
Paulette 'Polly' Carolin has been a champion for the homeless, the poor, and refugees throughout her 20 years of APA leadership. She is most proud of creating partnerships that have resulted in more than 300 refugees from Bosnia, Vietnam, and Iraq finding good homes and jobs with living wages. Inducted 2001.

Philip Clark, FAICP
Building on a foundation of local and regional planning in the public and private sectors, Phil became the recognized leader world-wide for designing, developing and teaching all aspects of comprehensive planning, including CADD/GIS applications to the U.S. Air Force. As such he also was the primary advocate for career advancement for more than 100 USAF Community Planners worldwide. A member of the Cornell University College of Architecture, Art and Planning Advisory Council for 10 years, along with holding several APA offices, showed recognition of his leadership. His additional experience in environmental restoration ensures an enduring planning legacy. Inducted 2000.