Fellowship Nominating

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.

You can learn more about pursuing Fellowship by visiting the AIA College of Fellow's document on "The Path to Fellowship". Please visit the AIA National Fellowship page if you are interested in pursuing Fellowship to view deadlines and requirements and see examples of past recipients to begin preparing your submission. If you believe you meet the eligibility requirements of 10 years of architect membership but are uncertain, you may reach out to aiamembershiphistory@aia.org to receive confirmation.

AIA National will open the 2022 cycle on June 29, 2021. 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 your materials to Karsen Maruca, Program Manager, at kmaruca@aiasf.org.

Completed applications must be submitted to AIA National by October 5, 2021.

2021 "Path to Fellowship" Program

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.

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2021 Nominating Committee

David Meckel, FAIA

Paul Adamson, FAIA

Marc L'Italien, FAIA

Marsha Maytum, FAIA

Edmund Ong, FAIA


Dennis Paoletti, FAIA

Mark Schatz, FAIA

Ruth Todd, FAIA

Doug Tom, FAIA

Gregory Mottola, FAIA

FAIA Academy

A four-month summer workshop to help you along every step of the AIA Fellowship submission process, from summary statements to layouts and reference letters. The Zoom workshop is led by a writer with 20 years of experience assisting more than 100 AIA Fellows.


For more information:
Canan Yetmen | CYMK Group
canan@cymkgroup.com | 512.417.8317

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