From 1914 to 1948, Edward C. Kemper led the AIA as executive director. Since 1950, this award has honored members who carry on his legacy of continued and significant service to the AIA.  

The Edward C. Kemper Award is open to all AIA members—except members of the Board and Strategic Council and past AIA officers who have been out of office fewer than three years.

AIA chapters, Knowledge Communities, members of the national AIA Board of Directors, and Strategic Council may submit nominations.

A living recipient of the Edward C. Kemper Award shall be automatically elevated to Fellowship, Honorary Membership, or Honorary Fellowship in the Institute, as eligible.

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