Fellowship & National Honors

AIA Seattle strives for diversity in leadership. Your nominations are critical to our chapter's ability to recognize and encourage design leadership across the breadth of our profession.

College of Fellows

Fellowship is one of the highest national honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. AIA Seattle nominates and supports local members who are submitting for the College of Fellows through the Fellows & Honors Committee. Fellowship decisions are made at the national level by a jury of Fellows. To nominate an individual for Fellowship, please fill out this form. Nominations received after Friday, March 15, 2024 will not be included in the 2025 awards cycle, but will be held to a future year.

Click here to learn more about the AIA Seattle’s current College of Fellows members!

Fellowship FAQS

  • Why should you put yourself, or a colleague, forward for the nomination process? Candidates for the College of Fellows must be nominated by either their assigned component or by a petition signed by any five Fellows in good standing or any 10 architect members in good standing. By completing our nomination process, you are putting yourself forward for component nomination. This means that you won’t need to complete the petition process, and that you’ll have the support of our amazing Fellows + Honors Committee, who will coach you through the submission process.
  • What key dates should you mark on your calendar?
    • March 15Deadline to complete nomination form to be considered for component nomination
    • JuneCoaching sessions begin for selected nominees
    • Summer & FallWorking sessions to finalize your submission
    • Early OctoberSubmission deadline for the 2025 College of Fellows cycle
  • How can you get a better sense of the scope of work required for this process? Review the example submissions that National has provided on their website. You can also request specific examples that aren’t currently provided by reaching out directly to the archivist!
  • What happens after you submit in October? The jury will review submissions and will announce the 2025 College of Fellows in early 2025. If you are not selected during this round, you will have two additional years to apply for consideration.

**All nominees will be asked to disclose any violations of the AIA Code of Ethics in the last seven years. Please review the AIA Code of Ethics here.

National Honors

Each year, AIA celebrates design excellence, innovation, and outstanding contributions to the architectural landscape. Explore the diverse categories recognizing visionary projects and practitioners who shape the future of our built environment. Visit the AIA National website for the latest information on the awards process and how to be a part of this acknowledgement of architectural achievement. Learn more about each individual award, and how to nominate yourself, a peer, or a project for recognition.