Fellows and Honors

The Fellows and Honors Committee nominates individuals for chapter, regional, and national awards, and proposes and supports candidates for the AIA College of Fellows.

AIA Seattle Honors include the AIA Seattle Gold Medal, AIA Seattle Honorary Membership, AIA Seattle Young Architect Award, AIA Seattle Allied Organization Award, AIA Seattle Community Service Award, and the AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship.

Regional awards include NW & Pacific Region Firm Award, NW & Pacific Region Medal of Honor.

Institute Honors include AIA National Honorary Membership and awards such as the Gold Medal Award, 25 Year Award, Architecture Firm Award, Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion, and Young Architects Award.

How to Get Involved

The Fellows and Honors Committee takes nominations for Fellow and Honors candidates in January of each year. Subscribe to AIA Seattle’s enews to receive the call for nominations.

Committee members are appointed by the Board President, and the group is comprised of FAIA members of AIA Seattle. Please send an email to staff to be considered.

The Fellows and Honors Committee serves AIA Seattle’s Member vision.

Committee Chair(s):

  • Lesley Bain FAIA
  • Anne Schopf FAIA
  • Contact the Committee Chair(s):

    [email protected]

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    Updates from Fellows and Honors

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    AIA Seattle Announces 2017 Honorees

    Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by the Fellows & Honors committee each spring. AIA Seattle is delighted to recognize these recipients for their exceptional contributions to the profession and our community. Please join us in congratulating the

    AIA Seattle Announces 2017 Travel Scholarship Recipient

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    AIA Seattle announces 2016 Honorees

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    The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects elevated four AIA Seattle members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant national contributions to the profession. Read more

    AIA Seattle Announces 2016 Travel Scholarship Recipient

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    Support the AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship

    Through a $5,000 grant, the scholarship supports travel for the purposes of research. The Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship is funded by generous contributions from Seattle-area Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (FAIAs) and AIA members, and we would greatly appreciate your