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 local 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 2024 cycle on June 27, 2023. Local Chapter submissions are reviewed in three rounds. The deadlines to submit are 1:00 PM on Fridays:

  • July 14 (extended from June 30)
  • July 28
  • September 1

Submit your materials to Angela Chen, Member Services Coordinator, at achen@aiasf.org. Please label each document clearly with your first and last name.

Completed applications must be submitted to AIA National by 5pm ET on October 5, 2023.

2023 "Path to Fellowship" Webinar

June 28, 2023
12:00-1:30 PM
AIA California Zoom

Throughout this webinar, the AIA CA College of Fellow Regional Representatives will go into a detailed explanation about the process of applying for Fellowship and what steps are needed as members develop their portfolio. Once they are finished reviewing the steps necessary to apply for Fellowship, they will host a live Q&A and panel discussion for the audience to ask their candid questions about Fellowship.

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2023 Nominating Committee

David Meckel, FAIA

Paul Adamson, FAIA

Marc L'Italien, FAIA

Edmund Ong, FAIA

Dennis Paoletti, FAIA


Mark Schatz, FAIA

Ruth Todd, FAIA

Doug Tom, FAIA

Gregory Mottola, FAIA

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