The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating 102 member-architects to its College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession.
The fellowship program was developed to elevate architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Prospective candidates must have at least 10 years of AIA membership and demonstrated influence in at least one of the following areas:
- Elevated the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession;
- Promoted the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training or practice;
- Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations; or
- Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment.
Fellows are selected by a seven-member Jury of Fellows. This year’s jury included Chair Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA, Drexel University; Mary Johnston, FAIA, Johnston Architects, LLC; Rebecca Lewis, FAIA, DSGW Architects; Steven Spurlock, FAIA, Quinn Evans Architects; RK Stewart, FAIA, RK Stewart Consultants; Allison Williams, FAIA, AGWms_studio and Anna Wu, FAIA, University of North Carolina.
The newly elevated members and their AIA component affiliations are listed below. For complete details and images, visit the fellows directory.