The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 152 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The fellows will be honored at a ceremony on June 22 at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.
The fellowship program was developed to elevate those 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 categories:
• Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession;
• Advanced 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.
The stringent requirements result in only three percent of the AIA’s more than 91,000 members being recognized as fellows. Currently, there are 3,425 living fellows globally.
Fellows are selected by a seven-member Jury of Fellows. This year’s jury included Karen Nichols, FAIA (Chair), Michael Graves Architecture & Design; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell + Associates, LLC; Mary A. Burke, FAIA, Burke Design and Architecture PLLC; Philip Castillo, FAIA, JAHN; Mary P. Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Paul Mankins, FAIA, Substance architecture and David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas.
The newly elevated members and their AIA component affiliations are listed on the AIA’s website.
2018 Honorary Fellows
Two honorary fellows were also elevated this year by the 2018 Jury of Fellows in conjunction with the 2018 Jury of Honorary Fellows. The Honorary Fellows of the Institute was developed as the international counterpart to the fellowship program. It recognizes the achievements of foreign architects as individuals and also elevates before the global public and the profession, model architects who have significantly contributed to the profession on an international level.
This year’s Jury of Honorary Fellows included Ric Bell, FAIA (Chair), New York City Dept. of Design & Construction; Peter Bardwell, FAIA, Bardwell + Associates, LLC; Mary A. Burke, FAIA, Burke Design and Architecture PLLC; Philip Castillo, FAIA, JAHN; Mary P. Cox, FAIA, Virginia Commonwealth University; Lester Korzilius, FAIA, EllisWilliams Architects; Paul Mankins, FAIA, Substance architecture; David Messersmith, FAIA, University of Texas and Karen Nichols, FAIA, Michael Graves Architecture & Design.