AIA Fellowship

The American Institute of Architects bestows the recognition of Fellowship for achievement in architecture on members who have contributed notably to the advancement of the profession of architecture. With the exception of the Gold Medal, Fellowship is the highest national honor the AIA can bestow on a member.

It is conferred on members with at least 10 years of continuous membership who have made significant contributions to the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession; to the standards of architectural education, training, and practice; to the building industry through the leadership of the AIA and other related professional organizations; to the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment and to society through significant public service.

The College of Fellows includes approximately three percent of the total AIA membership. Those elevated to fellowship may use “FAIA” after their names in recognition of their contributions in design, education, research or public service.

Celebrating & Encouraging Fellowship

AIA Pennsylvania encourages the recognition of member achievements from across Pennsylvania through the recruitment and support of potential candidates for Fellowship.

Are you an AIA Pennsylvania member interested in applying for Fellowship? Please reach out to the following AIA Pennsylvania Fellows representatives:

  • Frank Dittenhafer, FAIA | AIA Central Pennsylvania fed@murphdittarch.com
  • Michael L. Prifti, FAIA | Chair – AIA Philadelphia Fellows Committee mlp@blta.com
  • Edward A. Shriver Jr., FAIA | PA Regional Representative to the AIA College of Fellows, AIA Pittsburgh eshriver@stradallc.com

Annual AIA PA Fellows and Alumni Reception

Annually, each new class of Fellows is honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture. AIA Pennsylvania celebrates at the Conference with the annual Fellows and Alumni Reception honoring the newly inducted Pennsylvania fellows and celebrating the alumni of Pennsylvania’s NAAB accredited schools of architecture.

AIA Fellows Eligibility & Submission Process References

For more information, review AIA National’s Fellows materials (FAQs, eligibility, the submission process, and timelines) and download the AIA Philadelphia Guide to Fellowship. More resources on Fellowship are available on the AIA Philadelphia Fellows Committee webpage.

2021 Fellows Submission Process 

The 2021 AIA Sample Fellowship Application is available now. The submission site will open on June 30, 2020, all applications for fellowship must be completed through the submission site. After logging in, applicants may view the entire submission site, and save their submission as they work to complete it. Applicants will not be asked to pay the $450 submission fee until the submission is finalized.

The AIA Pennsylvania College of Fellows

The AIA Pennsylvania members who have been recognized with the honor of Fellow dating back to 1980 include:

Jeff A. Goldstein, FAIA – 2020
Samuel Olshin, FAIA – 2020
Jason E. Smith, FAIA – 2020
David L. Schrader, FAIA – 2020
Dominique M. Hawkins, FAIA – 2019
Michael W. Johns, FAIA – 2019
Louis A. Meilink, FAIA – 2019
Christine A. Mondor, FAIA – 2019
Kiki Bolender, FAIA – 2018
Jules Dingle, FAIA – 2018
George C. Skarmeas, FAIA – 2018
Joseph N. Biondo, FAIA – 2017
Michael D. Garz, FAIA – 2017
Robert Shaw Pfaffmann, FAIA – 2017
Gregory J. Scott, FAIA – 2017
William J. Bates, FAIA – 2016
F Jeffrey Murray, FAIA – 2016
David Mark Riz, FAIA – 2016
Denise Scott Brown, Hon. FAIA – 2016
John R. Bowie, FAIA – 2015
Scott A. Erdy, FAIA – 2015
Daniel K. McCoubrey, FAIA – 2015
David S. McHenry, FAIA – 2015
James Walter Wentling, FAIA – 2015
Paul M. Hirshorn, FAIA – 2014
Don M. Jones, FAIA – 2014
Paul F. Knell, FAIA – 2014
Paul B. Ostergaard, FAIA – 2014
C. Roxanne Sherbeck, FAIA – 2014
Daniela Holt Voith, FAIA – 2014
John P Claypool, FAIA – 2013
Richard DeYoung, FAIA – 2013
Nan R Gutterman, FAIA – 2013
Ed Shriver, Jr., FAIA – 2012
Nancy Rogo Trainer, FAIA – 2012
Joanne Aitken, FAIA – 2011
Frank W. Grauman, FAIA – 2011
Richard L. Maimon, FAIA – 2011
James Nelson Kise, FAIA – 2010
Antonio J. Fiol-Silva, FAIA – 2009
Alan Greenberger, FAIA – 2009
John Fox Hayes, FAIA – 2009
Nando Micale, FAIA – 2009
Terry D Steelman, FAIA – 2009
Jon C. Jackson, FAIA – 2008
Stephen Leonard Quick, FAIA – 2008
Frank E. Dittenhafer, II, FAIA – 2007
Richard Farley, FAIA – 2007
Bradford White Fiske, FAIA – 2007
John K. Holton, FAIA – 2007
Daniel Kelley, FAIA – 2007
William J. Braham, FAIA – 2006
Ed Jakmauh, FAIA – 2006
Gilbert A. Rosenthal, FAIA – 2006
Harris M. Steinberg, FAIA – 2006
Hyman Myers, FAIA – 2005
Michael L. Prifti, FAIA – 2005
Emanuel Kelly, FAIA – 2004
Laura A. Lee, FAIA – 2004
Mary Werner DeNadai, FAIA – 2003
John D. Milner, FAIA – 2003
Mark Robert Johnson, FAIA – 2002

Vivian Loftness, FAIA – 2002
Wesley Wei, FAIA – 2002
Harry R. Rutledge, FAIA – 2001
J.David Hoglund, FAIA – 2000
George L. Claflen, Jr., FAIA – 1999
Jeffery S. French, FAIA – 1999
Raymond L. Gindroz, FAIA – 1999
Anthony J. Atkin, FAIA – 1998
James Timberlake, FAIA – 1998
William R. Gustafson, FAIA – 1997
Robert A. Spillman, FAIA – 1997
Richard W. Bartholomew, FAIA – 1996
Stephen Kieran, FAIA – 1996
Robert Dale Lynch, FAIA – 1996
Adele Naude Santos, FAIA – 1996
Tomas H. Spiers, Jr., FAIA – 1996
Mark F. Williams, FAIA – 1996
Bernard J. Cywinski, FAIA – 1995
David Evan Glasser, FAIA – 1995
Donald K. Carter, FAIA – 1994
Marshall D. Meyers, FAIA – 1994
Richard W. Huffman, FAIA – 1993
Richard C. Meyer, FAIA – 1993
James Oleg Kruhly, FAIA – 1992
Herbert W. Levy, FAIA – 1992
Donald Prowler, FAIA – 1992
Robert F. Brown, Jr., FAIA – 1991
Susan A. Maxman, FAIA – 1991
Leslie M. Gallery, FAIA – 1990
J. Philip Andrews, FAIA – 1988
Raniero Corbelletti, FAIA – 1988
Stephen A. George, FAIA – 1988
Louis D. Astorino, FAIA – 1987
Charles E. Broudy, FAIA – 1987
Bernard J. Liff, FAIA – 1987
P. Richard Rittelmann, FAIA – 1987
Eric A. Chung, FAIA – 1986
Gerald M. Cope, FAIA – 1986
Samuel Crothers, FAIA – 1986
John Christopher Knowles, FAIA – 1986
John Q. Lawson, FAIA – 1986
Charles H. Burnette, FAIA – 1985
Raymond Grenald, FAIA – 1985
Theodore T. Bartley, Jr., FAIA – 1984
William H. Sippel, Jr., FAIA – 1984
Peter Arfaa, FAIA – 1983
Charles Dagit, FAIA – 1983
Peter M. Saylor, FAIA – 1983
G. Thomas Williams, FAIA – 1983
Sylvester Damianos, FAIA – 1982
Fred Lawrence Foote, FAIA – 1982
Peter Quarfordt Bohlin, FAIA – 1981
David Alford Crane, FAIA – 1981
Derek Martin, FAIA – 1981
Peter A. Piven, FAIA – 1981
Otto Reichert-Facilides, FAIA – 1981
Anthony Thomas Rienzi, FAIA – 1981
Hugh Morley Zimmers, FAIA – 1981
John M. Dickey, FAIA – 1980
John F. Hayes, FAIA – 1980
David Lewis, FAIA – 1980
Joseph V. Marzella, FAIA – 1980
Thomas Abbott Todd, FAIA – 1980