The AIA|DC Fellows Committee facilitates the Fellowship candidacy process at the AIA|DC chapter level. The committee is comprised of active/participating committee members serving as a peer review assembly to solicit nominations, support nominations, and recommend candidates for chapter approval and subsequent submission to the national jury. The reviews are based on guidelines from the AIA Awards website and the College of Fellows mission. The chapter nomination signifies support for candidates as representing the following:

  • Significant contributions to architecture and society
  • Standard of excellence in the profession
  • Recognized achievements as an individual architect
  • A model architect before the public and the profession
Meetings & Events

New Fellows “Pay It Forward”

DesignDC Fellows Seminar

Meet the Fellows

Meet the Fellows with the Academy

Fellows Engagement Program


2018 Nomination Requirements AIA|DC Fellows Committee

American Institute of Architects Fellowship Information

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AIA|DC Fellowship Process Definitions

Sponsor: The AIA Member (Full Member or Fellow) who recommends a Member to the AIA|DC Fellowship Nominations Committee for consideration for nomination.

Candidate: An AIA Member who has been presented to and accepted by the AIA|DC Fellowship Nominations Committee for consideration for nomination. Candidates participate in the Committee’s development program until the Committee feels their package is ready for submission to the Fellowship Jury.

Nominee: A Candidate who has been recommended by the AIA|DC Fellowship Nominations Committee for Nomination.

Coach: Someone who assists the Candidate and Sponsor with the development of a Nomination package.