Fellow of the American Institute of Architects

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Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) is a postnominal title or membership, designating an individual who has been named a fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

Fellowship is bestowed by the Institute on AIA-member architects who have made outstanding contributions to the profession through design excellence, contributions in the field of architectural education, or to the advancement of the profession; in 2014, fewer than 3,200 of the more than 80,000 AIA members were fellows.[citation needed] Honorary Fellowship (Hon. FAIA) is awarded to foreign (non-U.S. citizen) architects, and to non-architects who have made substantial contributions to the field of architecture or to the Institute.


Fellowships are awarded according to the following categories of nomination:

  • To promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession;
  • To advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architecture education, training, and practice;
  • To coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture;
  • To ensure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment;
  • To make the profession of ever-increasing service to society.

Notable Fellows[edit]

Architects recognized with FAIA include:


  1. ^ "The American Institute of Architects Elevates Three Local Architects to the College of Fellows". www.aiacolumbus.org. Retrieved 2018-07-02. 
  2. ^ archdaily.com Peter Bohlin
  3. ^ Graves was also a recipient of an AIA Gold Medal (2001) and an AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion (2010). See: Phil Patton (May 5, 2015). "Michael Graves Awarded National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement". DesignApplause. Retrieved February 21, 2018.  Also: "Michael Graves". Princeton University School of Architecture. March 12, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2018. 
  4. ^ David Hertz, FAIA
  5. ^ perkinseastman.com Executive Directors
  6. ^ College of Fellows: History & Directory. The American Institute of Architects. 2000. p. 86. 
  7. ^ Woollen was also a recipient of the AIA Indiana's Gold Medal Award. See "2016 AIA Indiana Service Award Winners". AIA Indiana. Retrieved December 18, 2016. 

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