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The AIA Fellowship program was developed to 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 2018 Fellowship committee has convened under returning Fellowship Chair, Michael LeFevre FAIA. Over the past four years 100% of our 12 candidates who have passed through this committee have been elevated to Fellowship and we are EXCITED to band together to do the same this year.

Even if you are unsure about pursuing fellowship this year it would be a great opportunity to learn about what is involved and the commitment needed for the year you do expect apply.

**Important Change in Fellowship Eligibility: The consecutive 10 years of membership previously required has now been changed to cumulative.**

Download the 2018 Fellowship Schedule in PDF format.

Look to the AIA National Fellows Webpage for up to date information on 2019 Fellowship Applications.

Objects of Nomination

Generally, the jury is looking for acknowledgement that a candidate’s achievements have affected or influenced the profession on a broad scale. This form of acknowledgement may be shown in different ways depending on the candidate’s category of nomination, including but not limited to the examples below:

  • Object One: To promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession. Design, Urban Design, or Preservation.

  • Object Two: To advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice. Education, Research, Literature, or Practice (with the option of a subcategory of Management or Technical Advancement).

  • Object Three: To coordinate the building industry, and the profession of architecture. Led the Institute or a Related Organization.

  • Object Four: To ensure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment. Public Service, Government, Industry, or Organization.

  • Object Five: To make the profession of ever-increasing service to society. Alternative Career, Volunteer Work with Organizations Not Directly Connected with the Built Environment or Service to Society

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If you’re interested in fellowship, these can guide you in preparing your own submission. If you are interested in the careers in some of AIA Georgia’s outstanding architects, Fellows are the American Institute of Architect’s most distinguished members who’s careers demonstrate exceptional leadership, design, and contributions to society.

Through this access, AIA Georgia hopes to immortalize the stories that matter in the growth and constantly changing face of Georgia and beyond. These active participants in Georgia’s evolution into an international city, have created the way we see and interact with our communities and making these portfolios available brings us closer to the built world and possibilities for our own careers.

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