Honorary Fellow, HonFCIAT is awarded to a distinguished individual, not a member or affiliate*,:
- who is eminent in their field, and whose work has had a positive impact on Architectural Technology; and/or
- for their significant contribution to and/or excellence in Architectural Technology; and/or
- who has a significant and continued association with Architectural Technology.
Honorary Fellow is by nomination only and cannot be applied for; individuals must be nominated in confidence and then their nominations will be considered by the Honorary Fellow Panel (see below).
Anybody can nominate an individual, who is not a member or affiliate*, as an Honorary Fellow by completing the nomination form which is a written citation of no more than 1650 words demonstrating the candidate’s suitability against one or more of the Honorary Fellow criteria.
The citation should be based on the candidate’s eminence, positive impact on, excellence in, significant contribution to and/or significant and continued association with Architectural Technology, and should cover the following:
Context: Information about the person, their eminence, a brief overview of their activity within Architectural Technology, and why they are being nominated for Honorary Fellow.
Positive Impact: Information on the change, effect or influence the nominator believes the nominee has made on Architectural Technology, when they made it, how it was made, the scope of this impact: local, national, international or global and in which sphere of Architectural Technology the impact was made. (For example: professional practice, policy, academia, research, specialist areas, government, industry, the Institute).
Significant Contribution and/or Excellence: What the nominator believes the nominee has contributed to and/or how they have achieved excellence in Architectural Technology, when they achieved it, how it was achieved and in which sphere of Architectural Technology it was achieved. (For example: professional practice, policy, academia, research, specialist areas, government, industry, the Institute).
Significant and Continued Association: The nature of their association with, and/or input into Architectural Technology and its development, promotion etc.
Along with the citation, supporting documentation can be provided to further demonstrate how the candidate has met the Honorary Fellow criteria, but this is not a requirement.
The Honorary Fellow Panel meets twice a year (spring and autumn).
Spring – the deadline for a citation to be received is 31 January, in any one year.
Autumn – the deadline for a citation to be received is 31 July, in any one year.
Nominations received after these dates will be held until the next meeting of the Panel.
The Honorary Fellow Panel will consider the nomination based on the submitted application only.
If the nomination is successful, the Panel will:
- advise the nominator(s) of the decision in writing;
- advise the nominee in writing;
- invite the proposed Honorary Fellow to accept or reject the award within 21 days by completing the Honorary Fellow membership form; and
- advise the nominator(s) and Honorary Fellow that the decision is to remain confidential until it is announced by the Institute.
If the submission is unsuccessful, the Panel will:
- advise the nominator(s) of the decision in writing; and
- advise that the individual can be nominated again, provided the submission is different from the previous submission.
There is no guarantee that a submission will be successful and result in the award of Honorary Fellow, HonFCIAT status. The decision of the Honorary Fellow Panel is final.
Honorary Fellow is not a qualification.
*affiliate as defined in Section B of the Code of Conduct