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.
2017 Fellows Committee
- Mary A. Burke, FAIA, IIDA, Chair
- Nicole M. Dosso, FAIA
- James McCullar, FAIA
- Terrence E. O’Neal, FAIA
- Gabriel Smith, FAIA
- William Stein, FAIA
Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Patrick J. Burke, FAIA Columbia University, Capital Projects Management
John Cetra, FAIA CetraRuddy Architecture DPC
William H. Cunningham, FAIA Cornell University Medical College
Robert Eisenstat, FAIA Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Thomas Grassi, FAIA HNTB Architecture
Gary P. Haney, FAIA Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP
Kevin Hom, FAIA Kevin Hom Architects PC
Timothy J. Johnson, FAIA NBBJ
Paul M. Lewis, FAIA LTL Architects, PLLC
Daniel Libeskind, FAIA Studio Daniel Libeskind
L. Reynolds Logan, Jr., FAIA Richard Meier & Partners LLP
Elisabeth Martin, FAIA MDA designgroup
Daria F. Pizzetta, FAIA H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture LLC
Michael Plottel, FAIA Colombia University Department of Facilities & Operations
C. Jane Smith, FAIA, IIDA Spacesmith, LLP
- Kalavati A. Somvanshi, FAIA
Howard L. Zimmerman, FAIA Howard L. Zimmerman, Architects, P.C
How to Become A Fellow
Call for Recommendations - Due February 17, 2017
Referrals should be sent by email or post:
AIANY Fellows Committe
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012
Portfolio Submissions - Due March 29, 2017
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?", was held on February 9, 2017, for candidates, sponsors, or others. If you were unable to attend the seminar, you can watch a video of the event (password: 2017AIAny!).
Nominees Selected - Due May 8, 2017
Committee will notifiy individuals in mid-May if they have been nominated by the Chapter for 2017 submission and 2018 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 2007-2014; contact Suzanne Mecs if you would like to recieve a particular portfolio; 212-358-6115; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Draft Submission - Due September 6, 2017
Nominees prepare a draft submission and deliver to the AIANY Fellows Committee by for review and comment.
Final Submission - Due October 13, 2017 @5:00pm ET
Full instructions and links will be available at the AIA National website Fellowship section.
New Fellows Contacted - Early February, 2018
Nominees are usually notified in early February and will be honored at the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture.