At the AIA Convention recently held in Philadelphia, a vote was held at the Annual Business Meeting regarding an optional waiver process for submitting for Emeritus membership.
Emeritus Membership is available to Architect members who has been a member in good standing of AIA for 15 successive years, are 70 years or older and retired.
Based on this business meeting and discussion the Secretary of the Institute may now waive the age requirement “in exceptional circumstances and for adequate cause” for members who submit an appeal. If you meet this criteria, you could be eligible.
Contact Kelly Biddle at AIANJ Membership Services if you have any questions on this policy.