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. ^ "Honoring Charles H. Atherton, FAIA 1932–2005".
  2. ^ archdaily.com Peter Bohlin
  3. ^ "AIA Elevates 116 to Fellow". info.aia.org. Retrieved 2020-07-06.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ David Hertz, FAIA
  6. ^ "Gold Medalist Philip Johnson, 98, Retires from Practice". American Institute of Architects. October 2004.
  7. ^ perkinseastman.com Executive Directors
  8. ^ College of Fellows: History & Directory. The American Institute of Architects. 2000. p. 86.
  9. ^ 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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