Vice President Larry Schnuck Appointed a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

February 24, 2022

Congratulations to Larry Schnuck, Vice President and Senior Principal, on being appointed a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA). With only 3% of AIA members receiving this distinction, the AIA’s Fellowship program recognizes members who have made significant contributions to architecture and society, and who have achieved a high standard of excellence in the profession.

Larry joined Kahler Slater in 1986 and for more than 25 years, he has led our higher education practice in designing learning environments for all health professions, including dental, medical, nursing, and health sciences. The impact of Larry’s work is evidenced by over 40 completed projects around the country, totaling well over a half a billion dollars over a decade’s time. A few notable projects he has designed include UW-Madison’s School of Nursing, Texas A&M University’s Clinic & Education Building, Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, UT Health San Antonio’s Center for Oral Health Care and Research, and the recently completed Miami Dade College’s Center for Learning & Innovation Simulation. These projects exemplify the role architecture plays in offering real-world, hands-on, experiential learning opportunities for students.

Larry serves on multiple national boards and is currently a Board Director for the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), Chair of the Board for the UW-Milwaukee Foundation, and also on the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences Dean Advisory Board. Throughout his career, he has led numerous studios, conducted lectures and discussions at UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP), and has authored articles on the impact that design has on planning for new curriculums, inter-professional education and collaborative practices.

“I believe all our projects are transformative for our clients. In some cases, it could be for the way the project supported a change in curriculum for teaching, and in-turn, learning. In others, it could be the way a project stitched together the fabric of a campus, thereby strengthening the overall campus and enhancing the student experience. I’m extremely grateful for the continuous opportunities I have to change the future of education for the better.” - Larry Schnuck, FAIA

Congratulations Larry on this outstanding achievement! For the full list of this year’s FAIA members, please visit