Eighty-five architects around the world will need to change their stationary, e-mail signatures, and Web sites. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated 76 members to its College of Fellows. Additionally, nine architects who are not U.S. citizens were awarded the designation of honorary fellow.
AIA fellowship recognizes architects who have made significant contributions to the profession and society. Although now somewhat enlarged, the circle of architects sporting an FAIA suffix remains an exclusive one. Fewer than 2,600 AIA members hold the title out of nearly 81,000 members in total.
This year's new fellows and honorary fellows will receive their Fellowship medals in May during the Investiture of Fellows Ceremony at the AIA’s 2007 National Convention and Design Expo in San Antonio. A complete list of honorees can be found below.