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AIARE April 2017 Membership Lunch

AIARE Fellowship Presentation – Meet the AIARE Fellow Members and see their body of work.  If you are interested in pursing Fellowship, stick around after and learn how you can apply for Fellowship and choose one of our Fellow members as your mentor to help you through the process.

AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. The prestige of FAIA after your name is unparalleled and the judging is rigorous.

Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence can become an AIA Fellow. Approximately 3 percent of the AIA’s 88,000+ members have this distinction.

AIA architect members who have been in good standing for at least 10 years may be nominated.

Nominees must have completed 10 cumulative years as an AIA architect member prior to the nomination deadline.

If uncertainties exist about the period of membership, and after consulting with the local chapter, please contact Membership History to verify the candidate’s eligibility prior to preparing the submission.

What are the roles of a nominator and a sponsor?

  • Each candidate must be nominated by either their assigned component or by a petition signed by any five Fellows in good standing or any 10 AIA members in good standing.
  • A component nomination requires only that the component president or secretary signs the nomination statement; no formal letter is required.
  • If nominated by petition, each member in good standing must print and sign their name on the petition form and print their member number. In addition, the nominee’s component must be notified of the petition nomination.
  • Each candidate must be sponsored by either an FAIA or AIA member in good standing. Associate members, Honorary Members and/or Honorary Fellows cannot serve as a sponsor. The sponsor provides a one-page letter of introduction to the jury that includes specific reasons why the candidate deserves to be a Fellow.


Kathleen Daileda, Hon. AIA | Director, Honors & Awards

(202) 626 7474 | Email

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