FELLOWS: Nominations Due Friday, May 3 by 5:00PM  


The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society, and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession on a national level. This recognition highlights not only the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors them before the public and the profession as a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society.

So how does one become a Fellow? Architect members of the AIA who have been in good standing for at least ten cumulative years may be nominated for Fellowship by their Chapter, or by a petition signed by any five Fellows or any ten AIA members. In addition, each candidate must be sponsored by either a FAIA or AIA member in good standing. This sponsor must provide a one-page letter of introduction to the jury that includes specific reasons why the candidate deserves to be a Fellow. The AIA Northern Virginia Fellows Committee is here to help you navigate this process and provide feedback. Additional resources may be found online. Chapter members interested in sponsoring a nominee for elevation to Fellowship must contact the potential candidate and prepare a summary of their notable achievements. This summary and the nomination letter should be combined into one PDF and submitted to the AIA NoVA Fellows Committee Chair, Manoj Dalaya, FAIA, via email to [email protected]. Good luck! 

Published: 04/24/2024
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