The American Institute of Architects has named Jason Shelley an Honorary AIA Member, one of the highest honors the AIA bestows on a person who isn’t an architect. Shelley is executive director of AIA Indiana and is one of three people nationally to receive the designation. He has advocated for INDOT to rethink plans for 1-65/I-70. Shelley also helped raise funds to provide scholarships for young architects and the Indiana Architectural Foundation. He holds a bachelor's degree from Indiana University Southeast.