Master Architects of Alpha Rho Chi

The title, "Master Architect," is a special classification of membership offered by Alpha Rho Chi Fraternity. The Master Architect of Alpha Rho Chi supports the Fraternity by offering time, expertise, and when necessary, serving as the Fraternity's honorary mentor. Alpha Rho Chi has honored eight architects with the title of Master Architect.

Ricker PhotoDr. Nathan C. Ricker (1843-1924)
Anthemios sponsored 1914 initiation

Gilbert PhotoCass Gilbert (1859-1934)
Mnesicles sponsored 1924 initiation

Saarinen PhotoEliel Saarinen (1873-1950)
Iktinos sponsored 1942 initiation

Root PhotoJohn Wellborn Root, Jr. (1887-1964)
Anthemios sponsored 1951 initiation

Van der Rohe PhotoLudwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)
Andronicus sponsored 1966 initiation

Fuller PhotoRichard Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
Mnesicles sponsored 1954 initiation
Xenocles sponsored 1970 installation as Master Architect

Pei PhotoI.M. Pei (1917- )
Grand Council sponsored special honor in 1981

Pei PhotoRobert A. Ivy
Imhotep sponsored 2007 initiation
Installed as Master Architect in 2010

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Alpha Rho Chi is the national professional co-educational fraternity open to students in architecture and the allied arts.
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