Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Headlines

Devin Lavigne of Houseal Lavigne Associates has achieved the planning profession’s highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) College of Fellows for his outstanding achievements in urban planning. Devin joins Houseal Lavigne co-founder John Houseal, who was named to the College of Fellows in April 2018.

Fellowship is granted to planners who have achieved certification through the American Planning Association’s professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and have achieved excellence in professional practice, teaching and mentoring, research, public and community service, and leadership. Invitations to join the College of Fellows come after a thorough nomination and review process, ensuring the candidate has had a positive, long-lasting impact on the planning profession.

“Individuals who make up the College of Fellows are the true leaders of the planning profession,” said past AICP President Valerie Hubbard, FAICP. “These individuals have made lasting contributions to the profession and have inspired generations of new planners. They are truly awe-inspiring.”

Devin has brought exceptional and sustained leadership to the field through the development and implementation of numerous award-winning plans that have had a lasting impact and have created readily definable changes in the communities he has served. He has broken new ground with the development of innovative mapping, visualization, and land use planning tools and solutions, which are geared towards enabling meaningful public engagement and consensus-building and are readily transferable to other communities. He has inspired and educated a whole new generation of planners through his continuous mentorship, teaching, and training activities. He has fostered a legacy for the profession, the community, and society through his record of preparing award-winning plans for communities across the country; through his innovations in mapping, visualization, and community engagement; through his mentorship and support of emerging planners; and through his exceptional qualities as a teacher and trainer. His commitment to excellence and infectious passion for planning are an inspiration to planners and non-planners alike. Finally, Devin has achieved exceptional accomplishments over an extended period of time, with his many accomplishments dating back over a career of more than 20 years.

Devin is one of 53 inductees into this year’s College of Fellows. Inductions are done biennially. This year’s formal induction will take place during APA’s National Planning Conference in Houston, Texas, on Sunday, April 26, 2020.

APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning — physical, economic, and social — so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. The American Institute of Certified Planners provides recognized leadership nationwide in the certification of professional planners, ethics, professional development, planning education, and the standards of planning practice. For more information, visit www.planning.org.