Architects who have been members for 10 or more years are eligible for consideration. Most candidates are nominated to submit a Fellowship application to the AIA College of Fellows Jury by their local chapter.
Refer to the American Institute of Architects headquarters website for the National Jury’s overview of the College of Fellows, submission guidelines, and links to past recipients.
2020 New Fellows
Alexandra Barker, FAIA BAAO Architects
James Braddock, FAIA Mitchell Giurgola
Madeline Burke-Vigeland, FAIA Gensler
Stephen Cassell, FAIA Architecture Research Office (ARO)
Brendan Coburn, FAIA CWB Architects
Susannah Drake, FAIA, FASLA DLANDstudio Architecture + Landscape Architecture
Scott Henson, FAIA Scott Henson Architect
Stephan Jaklitsch, FAIA Jaklitsch / Gardner Architects
Andrew Knox, FAIA ESKW/Architects
Vivian Lee, FAIA Woods Bagot
Erik L'Heureux, FAIA National University of Singapore
Sara Lopergolo, FAIA Selldorf Architects
Scott Marble, FAIA Marble Fairbanks Architects
Porie Saikia, FAIA Metropolitan Transit Authority
Barbara Spandorf, FAIA The City University of New York
Joseph Tanney, FAIA RESOLUTION: 4 ARCHITECTURE
Jay Valgora, FAIA STUDIO V Architecture
Robert Whitlock, FAIA KPF
Stephen Yablon, FAIA Stephen Yablon Architecture
2020 Fellows Committee
- Frances P. Huppert, FAIA, Co-Chair
- Jeffrey Murphy, FAIA, Co-Chair
- Ann Marie Baranowski, FAIA
- John Cetra, FAIA
- Robert Eisenstat, FAIA
- Lisa Gould, FAIA
How to Become A Fellow
Call for Recommendations - Due February 14, 2020
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 April 6, 2020
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 2020 for candidates, sponsors, or others who wish to attend. If you are unable to attend the seminar, you can watch the video of the prior year event using the button below and the password: FAIA2020. The slide deck and handouts will be posted shortly.
Nominees Selected - Due May 8, 2020
Committee will notifiy individuals in mid-May if they have been nominated by the Chapter for 2020 submission and 2021 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 2007-2019; contact Suzanne Mecs (212-358-6115 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to recieve a particular portfolio.
Draft Submission - Due August 14, 2020
Nominees prepare a draft submission and deliver it to the AIANY Fellows Committee by for review and comment.
Final Submission - Due early October 2020
Full instructions and links will be available at the AIA National website Fellowship section.
Fellows Candidates Notified of Jury Decisions - February 18, 2020 and February 2021
Nominees who submitted in October 2020 are expected to be notified by email coming from the Honors and Awards Department in Washington, DC, by February 18, 2020. They will be honored at the 2020 Conference on Architecture in Los Angeles in May 2020 and with a local reception on March 24, 2020. Those elevated in the 2020/2021 cycle will be honored at the 2021 AIA Conference on Architecture and with a local reception in March 2021.