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 website 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 HLW International
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
The AIA New York Chapter Fellows Committee is now accepting recommendations for local nominees for Fellowship. Recommendations can be either self-referrals or submitted with the support of another AIA member. A recommendation from a Chapter Fellow is particularly appreciated.
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 who wish to attend. If you are 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. Nominees, their adminstrative support, and sponsors 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 website, including samples of past successfull submissions. These can be accessed via the web or by inquiry to the national archivist. The Chapter also has some electronic copies from 2007-2017; contact Suzanne Mecs (212-358-6115 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to recieve a particular portfolio.
Draft Submission - Due August 16, 2019
Nominees prepare a draft submission and deliver it to the AIANY Fellows Committee by for review and comment.
Final Submission - Due October 1, 2019
Full instructions and links will be available at the AIA National website Fellowship section.
Fellows Candidates Notified of Jury Decisions - February 18, 2020
Nominees are notified by email coming from the Honors and Awards Department in Washington, DC. Those elevated will be honored at the 2020 AIA Conference on Architecture in Los Angeles, May 14-16, 2020 and at a local reception in March 2020.