AIAVT Member Kiel Moe Elevated to the AIA College of Fellows

Kiel Moe, FAIA

The 2022 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 88 member-architects to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. Among those selected was Kiel Moe, FAIA, a member of the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

The fellowship program was developed to elevate architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Prospective candidates must have at least 10 years of AIA membership and demonstrated influence in at least one of the following areas:

  • Elevated the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession;
  • Promoted the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training or practice;
  • Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA or other related professional organizations; or
  • Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment.

Moe was elevated to the College of Fellows under object six of the objects of nomination: Education, Research, Literature. "To advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, and training.”

Fellowship in this object is granted to architects who have made notable contributions through their work in education, research, or literature. 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 material applications, or inventions.

Remarking on the honor, Moe said “I am very honored to be elevated to Fellowship in the College of Fellows, and very proud to represent Vermont in that list of esteemed colleagues. I look forward to future design, build, and teaching endeavors.”

An AIA member since 2008, Kiel Moe is a practicing architect and Visiting Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was previously the Cass Gilbert Visiting Professor at the University of Minnesota, the Gerald Sheff Professor of Architecture at McGill University, and Associate Professor of Architecture in the Department of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. In recognition of his design and research endeavors, he was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Helsinki; the Gorham P. Stevens Rome Prize in Architecture at the American Academy in Rome, the Architecture League of New York Prize, and the American Institute of Architects National Young Architect Award. He has published nine books on architecture.

Fellows are selected by a seven-member Jury of Fellows. This year’s jury included Chair Steven Spurlock, FAIA, Quinn Evans Architects; Rainy Hamilton Jr., FAIA, Hamilton Anderson Associates; Lisa Lamkin, FAIA, Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc.; Rebecca Lewis, FAIA, DSGW Architects; RK Stewart, FAIA, RK Stewart Consultants; Allison Williams, FAIA, AGWms_studio and Anna Wu, FAIA, University of North Carolina.