Fellowship

Members of the AIA College of Fellows are recognized with the AIA’s highest honor for their exceptional work and significant contributions to architecture and society. In California, we’re proud of the over 500 members who have achieved this level of distinction. We know there are many others who deserve this recognition and are here to connect you with resources and navigate this rigorous process.

AIA CA AIA24 Programming

Demystifying Fellowship

Each year, AIA California provides insight, support, and access to best practices to help its members on this journey, sharing insights into the jury process, statistics, eligibility, and much more. While the program is aimed at those nominated for Fellowship, it is open to all members and is a great primer on how to create and maintain your portfolio and professional resume. To view, click here.

AIA California College of Fellows Representatives

California has four representatives to the College of Fellows that work to simplify the fellowship process and serve as a link to the many programs and initiatives underway within the College of Fellows They can also assist with questions and provide connection to resources.

Northern California

Joyce Polhamus, FAIA 
Aaron Hyland, FAIA  

Southern California

Robert Ooley, FAIA 
Michael Enomoto, FAIA

2024 AIA California Fellows

Anthony Brower, FAIA
(Gensler)
AIA Los Angeles
Anthony Brower, FAIA

A catalyst for innovation, Anthony Brower generates research-driven climate design paradigms that cross building typologies and scales as he educates and motivates the profession to strive for higher levels of environmental consciousness and responsibility.

Anthony Brower, FAIA

Cary S. Bernstein, FAIA
(Cary Bernstein Architect)
AIA San Francisco
Cary S. Bernstein, FAIA

Cary Bernstein's transformative architecture connects people, place, and time with expressive economy, rigorous detail, and the essential presence of nature. As architect, advocate, and educator she elevates the profession with ardent personal agency and intention.

Cary S. Bernstein, FAIA

Francesca Razzano Oliveira, FAIA
(Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP)
AIA San Francisco
Francesca Razzano Oliveira, FAIA

Francesca Razzano Oliveira, AIA advances technical design through research and realization of architecture that achieves decarbonization holistically with integrated systems and materials, and she broadly disseminates these resilient processes with peers and emerging professionals.

Francesca Razzano Oliveira, FAIA

Frederick Marks, FAIA
(Frederick M Marks Consultancy)
AIA San Francisco
Frederick Marks, FAIA

Researcher/educator/architect, through his pioneering leadership, Frederick Marks has championed a fresh way of translating, sharing, and applying scientific research that advances design knowledge for improving building occupancy health and our collective environmental stewardship.

Frederick Marks, FAIA

Greg Faulkner, FAIA
(Faulkner Architects)
AIA San Francisco
Greg Faulkner, FAIA

Greg Faulkner creates highly crafted, haptic built environments in intimate conversation with their surroundings, appropriate to site, climate, and culture. His work’s intellectual rigor fosters a responsible, experiential relationship between habitation and nature.

Greg Faulkner, FAIA

Hao Ko, FAIA
(Gensler)
AIA San Francisco
Hao Ko, FAIA

Hao Ko advances benchmarks for high-performance buildings with innovation, craft, and resilience. He challenges the possibilities, pushing the boundaries of design to create beautiful and iconic places that impact people and planet for the better.

Hao Ko, FAIA

Ida A. Clair, FAIA
(Department of General Services Division of the State Architect)
AIA Central Valley
Ida A. Clair, FAIA

As California's first woman State Architect, Ida A. Clair, has leveraged her authority to enhance sustainability, accessibility, and equity in the state, strengthening California's influence in a challenged world.

Ida A. Clair, FAIA

Jeffrey Allsbrook, FAIA
(Standard®Architecture/Design)
AIA Los Angeles
Jeffrey Allsbrook, FAIA

Engaging material, context and purpose while practicing at the confluence of domestic and retail architecture, Jeffrey Allsbrook’s sensitivity to local environments, material quality, and culture manifests in modern, memorable design that inspires a worldwide audience.

Jeffrey Allsbrook, FAIA

Jill Bergman, FAIA
(HDR)
AIA San Francisco
Jill Bergman, FAIA

Jill Bergman has built a career in service to advancing and elevating healthcare architecture and architects. Through sustained leadership in professional organizations locally and nationally, Jill inspires generations with advocacy, mentorship, and knowledge sharing.

Jill Bergman, FAIA

Julia E Hawkinson, FAIA
(Los Angeles Unified School District)
AIA Los Angeles
Julia E Hawkinson, FAIA

Julia Hawkinson’s work transforms the learning environments for the students of the nation’s second largest public school district. Every day, she guides architects, planners, and those around her to think of students first.

Julia E Hawkinson, FAIA

Julia Laue, FAIA
(San Francisco Public Works, Bureau of Architecture)
AIA San Francisco
Julia Laue, FAIA

Julia Laue fosters a culture of excellence in civic architecture. Through pioneering delivery methods, she assembles design teams that produce inspiring, award-winning projects, transforming the way citizens experience government services that benefit the community.

Julia Laue, FAIA

Michael T. Pinto, FAIA
(NAC Architecture)
Michael T. Pinto, FAIA

Michael Pinto integrates contemporary design practice with social activism. His mission-driven model of practice expands the leadership role of architects and architecture in a broader civic discourse.

Michael T. Pinto, FAIA

Moses Vaughan, FAIA
(WRNS Studio)
AIA San Francisco
Moses Vaughan, FAIA

Moses Vaughan conducts focused tectonic research to clarify and elevate architectural intent. Collaborating with creative trade partners, he explores latent opportunities of technology and materials to deliver highest levels of design expression and user satisfaction.

Moses Vaughan, FAIA

Paul Murdoch, FAIA
(Paul Murdoch Architects)
AIA Los Angeles
Paul Murdoch, FAIA

Paul Murdoch is an architect of healing who designs public sanctuaries of memory that restore emotional health, community centers that foster social well-being, and regenerative environments that promote resilience and climate justice.

Paul Murdoch, FAIA

Paul Woolford, FAIA
(HOK)
AIA San Francisco
Paul Woolford, FAIA

With a passion for cultivating human-nature connections, Paul Woolford transforms complex design challenges into clear, sustainable solutions that promote environmental stewardship, human health, and community well-being on a global scale.

Paul Woolford, FAIA

Sanford L. Smith, FAIA
(Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian)
AIA Orange County
Sanford L. Smith, FAIA

Sanford Smith, AIA, devoted his career to creating and promoting sustainable developments changing conventional thinking on scale and affordability. His leadership demonstrated the value proposition for higher performing projects, transforming corporate America’s approach to building.

Sanford L. Smith, FAIA

Silvia Kuhle, FAIA
(Standard Architecture | Design)
AIA Los Angeles
Silvia Kuhle, FAIA

Silvia Kuhle employs context and light to elevate our experience of space. Her designs become land art, evoking calm, connecting us to nature and inspiring future talent and clients to advance simple, ecological architecture.

Silvia Kuhle, FAIA

Taal Safdie, FAIA
(Safdie Rabines Architects)
AIA San Diego
Taal Safdie, FAIA

With a profound capacity to capture the essence of a site and a project’s unique use, Taal’s designs fuse nature and structure with the goal of cultivating community and enriching people’s lives.

Taal Safdie, FAIA

Taesun Hong, FAIA
(YKH Associates)
AIA San Francisco
Taesun Hong, FAIA

Taesun Hong’s distinguished oeuvre employs an abstract aesthetic, spanning scales and typologies and resonant with musical themes. He seeks to create timeless places that enhance community identity and cultural awareness through simple yet contextual designs.

Taesun Hong, FAIA

Todd A. Erlandson, FAIA
(March Studio)
AIA Los Angeles
Todd A. Erlandson, FAIA

Todd Erlandson empowers nonprofit and community-based clients to improve people’s everyday lives through authentic, purpose-oriented architecture. He openly shares his mission-focused model for architects by teaching a new generation of talent about service-centered design.

Todd A. Erlandson, FAIA

Thank you to our Donors!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 2024 Fellows Reception!

Robert Bracamonte, FAIA
My sincerest CONGRATULATIONS to the new Fellows! Have one on me.

Thomas Braham, FAIA

Amy Chu, FAIA

Arthur Dyson, FAIA

Brian Dougherty, FAIA & Betsey Dougherty, FAIA

Michael Enomoto, FAIA of GRUEN ASSOCIATES

J. Handel Evans, FAIA Member Emeritus

Jonathan Feldman, FAIA

John Friedman, FAIA

Mary Follenweider, FAIA Member Emeritus

Debra Gerod, FAIA of GRUEN ASSOCIATES

Craig Hamilton, FAIA

Richard Heinz, FAIA Member Emeritus
“Congratulations to all new California AIA Fellows!”

Michael Hricak, FAIA

Nerin Kadribegovic, FAIA

Alice Kimm, FAIA

Michael Malinowski, FAIA of Streamline Institute

Clarence Mamuyac, FAIA

William Melby, FAIA Member Emeritus

Paul Neel, FAIA Member Emeritus

Jon Niemuth, FAIA
Congrats Hao Ko + Anthony Brower!”

Christopher Noll, FAIA

Joyce Polhamus, FAIA

Wendy Rogers, FAIA
“Enjoy the New Fellows Reception”

Michael Roush, FAIA

Rona Rothenberg, FAIA
“Sorry I can’t join you…ENJOY!”

Lee Salin, FAIA

Lynn Simon, FAIA
“Congratulations on achieving Fellow!”

Steven Sobel, FAIA

Richard Stacy, FAIA

Michael Stanton, FAIA

Robert Steinberg, FAIA
“Congratulations to a most well deserving group of Fellows!”

Michael Strogoff, FAIA of Strogoff Consulting

Janet Tam, FAIA

Joel Tomei, FAIA Member Emeritus
“Congratulations New Fellows! I wish that I could attend your reception, but know that it will be one of your most memorable life experiences.”

Steven Winkel, FAIA

Takashi Yanai, FAIA

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