The U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites established the Fellows honor program on November 24, 1982 to recognize and honor American scholars, professionals and civic volunteers who have worked to advance international preservation standards and programs. Outstanding accomplishments are recognized in one or more areas of activity, including but not limited to architecture, architectural history, conservation, history landscape architecture and urban planning. The Fellow honor is bestowed for life. Those honored are entitled to use the designation, “Fellow, U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites” or “F.USICOMOS.”
Since its inception, the U.S. national committee has conferred the honor of Fellow on over forty-five individuals whose singular contributions to international cultural heritage and historic preservation span over one hundred years.