AIA Fellowship

Nomination Period
June 24 – October 9, 2024

AIA Fellows are recognized with AIA’s highest membership honor for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society.

AIA’s highest membership honor

Architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society and who exemplify architectural excellence can become a member of the College of Fellows.

Only 3% of AIA members have this distinction.

Questions? Email AIA Awards


AIA is committed to supporting candidates as they advance towards Fellowship. The resources below are available to ensure candidates understand the submission requirements.

Submission guides & forms

Fellowship 101 is an introduction to the application process and best practices to help you get started. This resource is intended for new candidates as well as returning candidates who would like a refresher.

The 2025 AIA Sample Fellowship Application PDF contains the full criteria and guidelines for the program, as well as a preview of every field you will be asked to complete on the submission site.

Nomination signature form

Photographer’s licensing form

The DQ checklist includes criteria that can lead to disqualification. Use it to cross-check your materials before you hit the submit button.

Schedule & fees

Fee: $450; You will not be asked to pay until your submission is complete.

* Please note that for confidentiality reasons, any update regarding submission status or feedback will only be sent to the candidate. It is the candidate’s purview to share that information with stakeholders such as their sponsor, AIA Component, etc.

More Resources & Information (AIA National Website)

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