The 2008 Jury of Fellows from The American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 116 association members to its College of Fellows yesterday. These men and women join an elite cadre: of the AIA’s total 83,000 members, fewer than 2,650 are fellows. The AIA bestows the honor on architects who have been association members for at least 10 years and have made significant contributions to the profession in one or more of five categories:
(1) Promoting the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession. (2) A dvancing the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice. (3) Coordinating the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA and other related professional organizations. (4) Advancing the living standards of people through an improved environment. (5) Making the profession of ever-increasing service to society.