College of Fellows

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Speed up your learning by getting quick, accurate feedback and advice. Talk with someone who provides the same services and performs the same job functions as you. Because of this unique perspective, build camaraderie, boost your productivity, advance your leadership skills, and develop a sustainable change in your career.

Schedule a confidential AIBD Consulting Colleagues session. A member of the institute’s College of Fellows works with you to answer questions about current practices. To help you expand, refine, and build new skills and to discuss new ideas. Or get help solving a problem, with a project or within your company.

Call for Volunteers

The College of Fellows is seeking volunteers to serve as coaches/mentors for a coaching and mentorship program. There are business and design experiences inherent in all of our years of practice. It takes each of us to improve the lives of all of us. So to that end, the College is asking for your time. Contact us at or call 1-800-366-2423.

AIBD Scholarships

The Institute’s College of Fellows awards two scholarships each year, the College of Fellows Memorial Scholarship and the Bill and Annette Farmer Memorial Scholarship. Each Summer, at the American Residential Design Awards gala dinner, the scholarship recipients receive $1000.

The deadline to apply each year is June 30th.

The College of Fellows Memorial Scholarship – was established to perpetuate the memory of all persons in the Institute who preceded current members and made the Institute possible.

Applicants must be related to an AIBD Professional member in good standing. They must also be majoring in architecture, building design, or a similar design-oriented curriculum at a community college, four- or five-year college, or university.

The Bill and Annette Farmer Memorial Scholarship – In 2006, W.D. Farmer, FAIBD, in 2006, established a scholarship, in honor of his deceased wife, to assist Student Members who strive to become our contemporaries.

Applicants must be an AIBD Student member in good standing and be majoring in architecture, building design, or a similar design-oriented curriculum at a community college, four- or five-year college, or university.

SkillsUSA Architectural Drafting Scholarships

Each year, at the SkillsUSA Championships, the First, Second, and Third place winners of the Architectural Drafting Competition are allowed to claim AIBD scholarships. The competition is part of the SkillsUSA Construction Sector and the top three winners of each division – secondary and post-secondary schools – receive the following prizes:

  • First Place wins a $750 scholarship
  • Second Place wins a $500 scholarship
  • Third Place wins a $500 scholarship

During the awards ceremony, when the students receive their medals, they also receive a certificate from AIBD commemorating their achievement and instructing them on how to claim their scholarship.

The SkillsUSA Championships are competitive events showcasing the best career and technical education students in the nation. Contests begin locally and continue through the state and national levels.

AIBD’s investment is part of approximately $36 million provided by industry partners who make the event possible for more than 6,500 contestants, 103 competitions, and 2,000 judges and contest organizers.

About the College


Roster of Active Fellows

A certified AIBD Professional Member, who has notably contributed to the advancement of the building design profession, may be nominated for induction into the College of Fellows. Acceptance is considered using the following requisites:

  • By excellence in design or by excellence in design; in combination with
  • Excellence in education, literature, or public service.

Collectively, the College of Fellows serves as the administrators of the Institute’s scholarship programs. The College also oversees essential projects, such as “Design & Build Day” student conferences held at various university campuses. Student chapter grants,  as well as other student outreach activities.

A professional member may make nominations for this honor of the Institute, or individuals may nominate themselves. Those nominations received on or before January 31st, each year, are considered for induction at the next AIBD summer conference awards gala.

Download a nomination form.

The jury is not required to elevate a minimum number of candidates but is limited to no more than five new Fellows each year, without particular circumstances. The three-member jury must submit their decisions by March 31st each year. At least 45 days before the awards ceremony, the Chancellor will send a letter of notification and congratulations to each nominee. Attendance at the awards dinner is complimentary, but incoming Fellows are responsible for making their travel and lodging arrangements if needed.

AIBD College of Fellows Policies & Procedures