The national AIA College of Fellows is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA bestows upon a member (only the Gold Medal is higher). Advancement to Fellowship recognizes the significant achievement of individuals in design, preservation, education, literature, and service. Architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and society on a national level are awarded this distinction.
Architects who have been AIA members for 10 or more years are eligible for consideration. The process of achieving Fellowship is a rewarding self-reflection and promotes reconnection with those who have shared a meaningful part of your career. The attainment of Fellowship communicates to your peers and the public that you have made significant contributions to our society as a member of the profession.
This “Demystifying Fellowship” event will answer general questions about the Fellows nomination and application process, including assessing whether one is prepared, identifying the proper category, and reviewing the application timeline. We’ll also cover details about what is expected for securing your chapter’s nomination and offer an opportunity to ask questions to the members of the 2022 AIANY Fellows Committee.
John Cetra, FAIA, Principal, CetraRuddy; Co-chair, AIANY Fellows Committee
Venesa Alicea-Chuqui, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP, Principal, NYVARCH Architecture; Organizer, Dark Matter University
Joann Gonchar, FAIA, Senior Editor, Architectural Record
Laura Heim, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Laura Heim Architect
Margaret Rietveld, FAIA, Owner/Architect, Rietveld Architects
Gregory T. Switzer, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, Principal, Gregory Switzer Architecture
Fernando Villa, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, Magnusson Architecture & Planning
Suzanne D.H. Mecs, Hon. AIA NYS, Managing Director, AIA New York
For more information about the AIANY Fellows Committee and its work, visit the AIANY Fellows Committee page.
This event is offered in person; proof of vaccination (for visitors ages 5 and over) with photo ID and masking are required in order to attend in person. Food and beverages will be served. Masks are recommended when not actively consuming food and beverages. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.
AIANY Fellows Committee