Life Fellows & Fellows

Our Life Fellows and Fellows page has moved – head to the NSW Chapter page of the Australian Institute of Architects for updated information here. For historical information see below.

Fellowship is awarded to those who have demonstrated a significant contribution to the architecture profession beyond architecture practice. Please complete this form, attach any further documentation to support your application, and submit it to your local Chapter.


Fellowship Application Form

Criteria for Elevation

1. Time: A minimum of 12 years as a Voting Member (Chapter Councils may consider a lesser period of membership as a special case);

2. Contribution: Evidence of a significant contribution to the profession; and

3. Endorsement: Recommendation and endorsement of reasons for elevation by two Voting Members. In the case of overseas members, two short references of no more than 500 words, written by Voting Members of the Institute, must also accompany the application.

Advancement to Fellowship – National Council Policy Resolution

Guidance notes for the applicant

Fellowship is to recognise a level of achievement within the architectural profession. Therefore it applies similarly to generalists, specialists, academics, project managers and administrators.

Fellowship should be regarded as a privilege, not a right.

Chapters have some latitude in their interpretation of the contribution criteria of the submission; however they should ensure that sufficient information is provided to demonstrate that the intent of Fellowship is satisfied. To demonstrate their significant contribution to the profession candidates should provide the following supporting information:

a) Gaining of Significant Experience in the Practice of Architecture

For broad experience the candidate should supply a C.V. indicating employment, types of projects and their professional role to demonstrate their experience across the full range of architectural activity. For specialist experience, the C.V. should indicate their expertise in any area of architecture activity.

b) Significant Service to the Profession or Community

The candidate should supply details of their service to the community and profession through participation in organisations or groups such as the Institute, AACA, government, schools, community, other professional bodies, media, church etc. or through any other method. All details of service are of assistance to Chapter Council in assessing an application for elevation.

* These notes are provided for guidance only. This policy is subject to change; please refer to current Policy Book available at your local Chapter Office.

Our Life Fellows and Fellows page has moved – head to the NSW Chapter page of the Australian Institute of Architects for updated information here.

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