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Demystifying Fellowship: Informational Meeting for FAIA Candidates
March 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The AIA Fellowship program was developed to recognize and elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. The original idea of the College of Fellows is outlined in the History of the College of Fellows which reads: “It is not the purpose of the Fellowship to create an aristocracy of membership, but to give those who have shown their worth an accolade and a charge that their responsibilities have just begun.”
Several years ago AIA Baltimore formed the Baltimore Fellows Committee (BFC) to provide support to individuals who are interested in pursuing Fellowship. The charge of the BFC is:
- To identify and encourage potential candidates to seek Fellowship and to inform them of the selection process.
- To review the credentials of Members presented to the BFC and to discuss the members’ chances for success. (Pursuit of Fellowship is a personal decision. The role of the chapter committee is not to determine, one way or the other, who applies for Fellowship.)
- To provide input to the candidates and sponsors on the content and format of their submissions.
If you are interested in applying for Fellowship the BFC wants to help you. Although the Fellowship application is not due until next fall, now is the time to start the process. The first step will be an open information session that will be held at AIABaltimore at 12:00 pm on March 21. In that meeting the requirements for Fellowship will be discussed and questions will be taken.
If you want to learn more about Fellowship in the AIA attend this information session on March 21.
Read the AIABaltimore Fellows Committee Purpose and Process document.