ACHA Fellowship Application (PDF)
The Council of Fellows was founded to advance the profession of healthcare architecture. Fellowship is the highest membership honor bestowed on a member of The American College of Healthcare Architects.
Fellowship is granted to architects specializing in healthcare who have shown distinction in fulfilling the Area of Expertise. Those Areas of Expertise (categories) and the means of their fulfillment are as follows:
- To promote the aesthetic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession.
Fellowship in this category is granted to architects who have produced distinguished bodies of work for healthcare clients through design. This may be accomplished through individual or organizational effort. Works submitted may be of any size, of any scope.
- To advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice.
Fellowship in this category is granted to architects who have made notable contributions through their work in healthcare education, healthcare research, healthcare literature, or the practice of healthcare architecture. Work in education may be teaching research, administration, or writing and should have a lasting impact, be widely recognized, and provide inspiration to others in the field and the profession. Research areas may include building codes and standards, specifications, new materials applications, or inventions. Practice includes firm management, administration, and project management.
- To coordinate the building industry and the profession of healthcare architecture.
Fellowship in this category is granted to architects who have actively, efficiently, and cooperatively led the ACHA or a related professional organization over a sustained period of time and have gained recognition for the results of their work.
- To ensure the advancement of healthcare through improved environment.
Fellowship in this category is granted to architects who have made notable contributions in healthcare public service, or work in healthcare government and healthcare industry organizations through leadership in the development of civic improvements and needed governmental projects, or who have clearly raised the standards of professional performance in these areas.
The ACHA Jury of Fellows requires nominations be based solely on the nominee's single most outstanding category of achievement. The nominee must have completed 10 cumulative years as a licensed architect member prior to the nomination deadline.
The nomination must be made in the following ways:
- ACHA members will be nominated by at least 5 ACHA Fellows or Fellow Emeritus.
- FAIA members who are ACHA are automatically nominated.
- Past President of the Academy who is also ACHA and licensed Architect are automatically nominated.
- Any AIA National President who is also ACHA is automatically nominated.
- ACHA Regents (elevated from the membership rank to Regent) are automatically nominated.
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