Today, the American Institute of Architects announced that it has elevated 104 members to its College of Fellows, in addition to naming six international architects honorary fellows.
Fewer than 2,700 of the AIA’s 80,000 members are fellows. The honor recognizes architects who have made a significant contribution to the profession and to society; candidates also are required to have been AIA members for at least 10 years.
Honorary fellowships are given to “architects of esteemed character and distinguished achievements who are neither U.S. citizens nor U.S. residents, and who do not primarily practice architecture within the domain of the Institute.”
Candidates are nominated within one of the five following categories:
- Promoting the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession.
- Advancing the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice.
- Coordinating the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA and other related professional organizations.
- Advancing the living standards of people through an improved environment.
- Making the profession of ever-increasing service to society.
Serving on this year’s jury were: (Chair) Robert D. Loversidge, FAIA, Schooley Caldwell Associates; Henry C. Alexander Jr., FAIA, Rizzo, Carreno & Partners; Jeffrey A. Huberman, FAIA, Gantt Huberman Architects; Leevi Kiil, FAIA, Leevi Kiil Architect; Paula J. Loomis, FAIA, Army Corps of Engineers; Gregory S. Palermo, FAIA, Iowa State University; and Linda Searl, FAIA, Searl Lamaster Howe Architects.
The jury for honorary fellowships also included (chair) Michael Lischer, FAIA, Sports Concepts, and Helen Hatch, FAIA, Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates.
The new fellows will be recognized at an investiture ceremony during the 2011 AIA National Convention in New Orleans.
Below is a list of the new fellows, including the category in which they were nominated and their local AIA component.