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2021 Path to Fellowship
Considering a career path to Fellowship? We can help!
Join fellows for an engaging and interactive discussion and presentation to find out more about the FAIA distinction.
California representatives of the College of Fellows Aaron Jon Hyland FAIA; Rona G. Rothenberg, FAIA; and Joel Tomei, FAIA, will deconstruct the myths: Not all fellows are design iconoclasts! Some fellows have had alternative careers! Not all fellows are principals in major firms! Fellowship is not about who you know but what you have accomplished, as judged by your peers.
The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved an exceptional standard of excellence in the profession. Out of a total AIA membership of nearly 90,000 members, only 3% are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.
AIA members will receive 2 AIA Learning Units for attendance at this program.
Registration for this program is open at the bottom of this page.
- Discover more about the FAIA distinction
- Understand the Eligibility Requirements
- Understand the Objects (The Category under which you make your Submission)
- Understand the Submission Process and what the Jury looks for when reviewing a Candidate
AIASF Fellowship Nominating Process
The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society, and have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors his or her achievements to the public and the profession. Fellows have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level.
Each year, AIA San Francisco’s Fellowship Nominating Committee reviews the submission packets of possible Fellowship candidates and nominates the strongest candidates to the National office.
Please visit the AIA National Fellowship page if you are interested in pursuing Fellowship to:
- view deadlines and requirements;
- confirm your eligibility with the AIA Honors and Awards staff;
- see examples of past recipients to begin preparing your submission.
Local Chapter submissions are reviewed in three rounds. Please label each document clearly with your first and last name. The deadlines to submit are 1:00 PM on:
- Friday, July 9
- Friday, August 6
- Friday, September 10
Submit sending your materials to Karsen Maruca, Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed applications must be submitted to AIA National by October 5, 2020.