New York Chapter Fellows Committee
2013 NY Chapter Fellows Committee Process
A seminar, "Demystifying Fellowship" was held in 2011 so candidates, sponsors, or others interested could learn more and ask questions of the committee. If you would like to see it, click to purchase the webinar on demand.
Fellows Committee Role
The AIA New York Chapter Fellows Committee consists of 6 elected members of the chapter. The Committee's role is to:
- Facilitate the Fellowship candidacy process at the AIA New York Chapter level.
- Invite, assess, and recommend candidates for Board approval and subsequent submission to the national jury.
- Provide informal advice to candidates throughout the entire submission process as needed.
2013 Fellows Committee Members
Joanna M. Pestka, FAIA, Chair
Michael F. Doyle, FAIA
Alexander Gorlin, FAIA
Lisa Gould, FAIA
Frank Lupo, FAIA, LEED
D. Blake Middleton, FAIA
Staff Support: Suzanne Mecs, firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 1. Call for Recommendations - completed for 2013.
DEADLINE: Friday, February 22, 5 pm
The AIA New York Chapter Fellows Committee is now accepting recommendations for nominees to fellowship from our chapter. Advancement to the AIA College of Fellows is granted for significant achievement in design, preservation, education, literature and service. It honors architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Architects who have been members for 10 or more years are eligible for consideration; but must be forwarded to the committee with the support of an existing member of the College of Fellows. Click here for a list of NY Chapter members who are Fellows; or contact the Fellows Committee if you need help connecting with a member. Full procedures will be outlined in the 2013 Call for Recommendations.
Step 2: Portfolio Submissions due Wednesday, March 27, by 5 pm.
Individuals recommended by a Fellow or contacted by the committee, will receive instructions for submitting a portfolio. Portfolios are submitted electronically as a PDF file. A summary of the Objects/Categories of Fellowship is here.
Questions about Porfolio Submissions can be address to Suzanne Mecs, staff administrator for the committee.
Any FAQ's will be posted here after the call for portfolios is released.
Step 3. Notification and Preparation
Committee will notifiy individuals who are Nominated by the Chapter for 2013 submission and 2014 Jury consideration. Nominees are asked to identify their sponsors as soon as possible. The nominee, their adminstrative support and sponsor are invited to a submission preparation Workshop which will be held in late May/early June to review the submission requirements and best practices.
The National Honors and Awards department maintains a wealth of information on the Fellows section of their web site.
• The Chapter also has paper copies of successful submissions from about 1997-2006 and electronic copies from 2007-2012. The chapter has had successful submissions in just about every category. Contact Suzanne Mecs if you would like to come in to review them, 212-358-6115; email@example.com.
• Veiw the national Demystifying Fellowship Podcast. (If you have difficulty withthe link go to http://info.aia.org/aia/AIAPodnet.cfm then use the key command ctl-F to type in the word “Demystifying” and find the pod cast on the list.) It is available in XMl, iTunes and MP3 formats.
Step 4. Nominees prepare a draft submission and deliver to the New York Chapter Committee by September 6, 2013 for review and comment.
Step 5. Final Submission is uploaded to the National AIA Honors and Awards Department.
Deadline TBA; usually Friday mid-October, 5:00 pm EST. Full instructions and links will be available at AIA National website Fellows pages in Summer 2013.
Step 6. National AIA Jury reviews and decides in late January, 2014
Nominees are usually notified in early February and will be honored at the 2014 convention as well as at the local chapter in a Fellows Reception in March or April.
2013 Committee Work Timeline
Call for Recommendations Issued: 2/2013
Recommendations Due to Chapter: 2/22/2013
Portfolio Invitations Sent Out: 2/27/2013
Fellows Portfolio Briefing Session: view the 2011 event as a webinar here.
Initial Portfolios Due to Chapter: 3/27/2013
Committee Review: March/April, 2013
Final Nominee Invitations: April, 2013
Nominee Workshop: May/June, 2013
Draft Submission due for Chapter Review: September. 6, 2013
Final Submissions due to National Jury: mid-October 2013, 5:00 pm EST
Jury of Fellows meets: late January 2014.
The Chapter's New 2013 Fellows are:
Israel Berger, FAIA, Vidaris
Heidi Blau, FAIA, FXFOWLE Architects, LLP
Raymond Bordwell, FAIA, Avenues World Holdings
Carlos Brillembourg, FAIA, Carlos Brillembourg Architects
Susan Chin, FAIA, Wildlife Conservation Society
Judith DiMaio, New York Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Design
Kenneth Levien, FAIA, Levien & Company
Carol Loewenson, FAIA, Mitchell Giurgola Architects, LLP
Richard Metsky, FAIA, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners LLP
Margaret Newman, New York City Department of Transportation
Terry O'Neal, Terrence O'Neal Architect, LLC
Peter Schubert, Ennead Architects LLP
Claire Weisz, WXY architecture + urban design
The Chapter Reception to honor new 2012 Fellows was be held February 28, 2013 6-8 pm. Please click here to review a handout outlining the new Fellows achievements.