Architects who have been members for 10 or more years are eligible for consideration. Most candidates are nominated to submit a Fellowship application to AIA National by their assigned chapter.
Refer to the AIA National web site for the National Jury’s overview of the College of Fellows, submission guidelines, and links to past recipients.
2019 New Fellows
Raya Ani, FAIA RAW-NYC Architects
Kai-Uwe Bergmann, FAIA BIG - Bjarke Ingels Group
Joseph Brancato, FAIA Gensler
Stephen Cassell, FAIA Architecture Research Office (ARO)
Jared Della Valle, FAIA Alloy
Melissa DelVecchio, FAIA Robert A.M. Stern Architects
Bruce Eisenberg, FAIA New York City Housing Authority
Nicholas Garrison, FAIA FXCollaborative
John Gering, FAIA HLW International
Sandra McKee, FAIA Yoshihara Mckee Architect
Julia Monk, FAIA HOK
Lyn Rice, FAIA Rice+Lipka Architects
Mary Elizabeth Rusz, FAIA New York City Housing Authority
Joel Sanders, FAIA Joel Sanders, Architect
Dennis Wedlick, FAIA BarlisWedlick Architects
Andrew Whalley, FAIA Grimshaw Architects
Richard Yancey, FAIA Building Energy Exchange
2019 Fellows Committee
- Frances P. Huppert, FAIA, Co-Chair
- Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA, Co-Chair
- Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA
- Nicole Dosso, FAIA
- Lisa Gould, FAIA
- Terrence E. O’Neal, FAIA
How to Become A Fellow
Call for Recommendations - Due February 14, 2019
Referrals should be sent by email or post:
AIANY Fellows Committe
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
Portfolio Submissions - Due March 29, 2019
Candidates who are recommended and meet the membership requirements will receive an invitation to submit a portfolio outlining their achievements for review by the Fellows Committee.
The requirements for the portfolio will be sent via email as an invitation to recommended candidates.
As a local resource, a seminar, "What Does it Take to Become FAIA?", will be held in February, 2019, for candidates, sponsors, or others. If you were unable to attend the seminar, you can watch the video of the event using the button below.
Nominees Selected - Due May 6, 2019
Committee will notifiy individuals in mid-May if they have been nominated by the Chapter for 2019 submission and 2020 College of Fellows Jury consideration. Nominees are asked to identify their sponsors as soon as possible. The nominee, their adminstrative support, and sponsor are invited to a submission preparation Workshop which will be held in June to review the submission requirements and best practices.
The National Honors and Awards department maintains a wealth of information on the Fellows section of their web site. Including samples of past successfull submissions via the web or by inquiry to the national archivist.
The AIA National Archive and website can provide access to successful submissions. The Chapter also has some electronic copies from 2007-2017; contact Suzanne Mecs if you would like to recieve a particular portfolio; 212-358-6115; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Draft Submission - Due August 22, 2019
Nominees prepare a draft submission and deliver to the AIANY Fellows Committee by for review and comment.
Final Submission - Due October 2019 (Exact Date TBD)
Full instructions and links will be available at the AIA National website Fellowship section.
New Fellows Contacted - February 2020 (Exact date TBD)
Nominees are usually notified in early February and will be honored at the 2020 AIA Conference on Architecture.