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 2022 cycle on June 28, 2022. Local Chapter submissions are reviewed in three rounds. The deadlines to submit are 1:00 PM on Fridays:

  • July 1
  • July 29
  • September 2

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 6, 2022.

2022 "Demystifying Fellowship" Program

May 4, 2022
12:00- 1:30pm PST
AIA California Zoom

AIA Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. AIA California is hosting a webinar that will explain in detail how the fellowship process looks, what information is expected, and what myths to be aware of. After the webinar, the College of Fellow CA Regional Reps will hold a 30-minute panel to address any questions about Fellowship.

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2021 Nominating Committee

David Meckel, FAIA

Paul Adamson, FAIA

Maria Ciprazo, 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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