Betsey Olenick Dougherty, Faia, Leed Ap

Partner-In-Charge, Dougherty + Dougherty
Costa Mesa, California, USA

Bio-Sketch

ANFA Architect Board Member Betsey Olenick Dougherty first became affiliated with the organization as Chancellor of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. At that time, ANFA was the successful recipient of the AIA COF Latrobe Prize for research. Ms. Dougherty represents the perspective of the architectural profession as a California private practitioner specializing in the design of educational, civic and institutional facilities. She contributes her experience as a life-long AIA leader as former AIA Orange County President, former AIA California Council President, former AIA California Regional Director to the National Board, and AIA Secretary and Executive Committee member. She currently serves as a member of the Professional Qualifications Committee to the California Architect’s Board, and is an outspoken advocate for the architectural profession.

ANFA Themes

Betsey Olenick Dougherty understands that the quality of the environment has a direct relationship to the quality of life, and that design excellence can positively influence human behavior. She truly believes that the quality of the environment has a direct relationship to the quality of life, and that design excellence can positively influence human behavior.

Selected Projects

South Orange County Community College District: Saddleback College New Science Building. Designed to LEED Gold Certification, this high-tech facility provides teaching and research laboratories while serving as a magnet for the entire student body. The faculty envisions this as an incubator for interdepartmental programs, and “the place to be” on campus.

Newport-Mesa Unified School District: Corona Del Mar High School – Middle School Enclave. A new high-tech facility that incorporates classrooms and laboratories to house core middle school courses while providing a sheltered environment for the students. Designed to the standards of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and LEED for Schools; it also serves as a teaching tool of environmental awareness.

City of Newport Beach: Newport Coast Community Center. An inclusive master plan process with dedicated community association input has resulted in a building that serves the greater community. Sustainable, high-performance strategies are incorporated for ease and economy of long-term maintenance. Designed to LEED spcifications.