Formed in 2015, the Strategic Council advances the architecture profession by informing the Board and other Institute bodies about important professional issues, opportunities, and threats. Although it is not an AIA governing body, the Council’s work is vital to AIA’s ability to serve the profession. Section 6.5 of the AIA Bylaws defines in detail the Council’s mission, responsibilities, and composition.
The Council approaches its tasks with an emphasis on an outward and forward-focused vision. In this spirit, the Council focuses on the long-term goals and outcomes of AIA’s work rather than the administrative or programmatic efforts that achieve those goals. The Council meets to consider topics based on AIA’s strategic objectives. From that work, it develops recommendations for the Board’s consideration.
2023 Strategic Councilor
Robert Easter, FAIA, NOMA
The Young Architects Forum (YAF)
The AIA Young Architects Forum is the voice of recently licensed Architects and the catalyst for progress within the Institute. We believe in promoting leadership, mentorship, and fellowship for the future of the profession.
2022-2024 Young Architect Representative (YAR)
Carrie Parker, AIA LEED AP BD+C
The National Associates Committee (NAC)
NAC’s mission is to inspire the profession by promoting innovation, inclusiveness, and professional development while amplifying the voice of the Associate community within the Institute. The Purpose of the NAC is to serve as a source of communication and representation on issues pertaining to Associate Members through the lens of Career Advancement.
2022-2024 State/Territory Associate Representative (STAR)
Sydney Huibregtse, Associate AIA
Below you’ll find updates on Regional activity.
1986-1989 Paul H. Barkley, FAIA
1989-1992 Francis R. Guffey, FAIA
1992-1995 Joseph J. Wisnewski, FAIA
1995-1998 Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA
1998-2001 Richard L. Ford, Jr., FAIA
2001-2004 Robert E. Middlebrooks, AIA
2004-2007 Michel C. Ashe, FAIA
2007-2010 Edward W. Tucker, AIA
2010-2013 Mary Patton Cox, FAIA
2013- 2016 Paula J. Loomis, FAIA, FSAME, LEED BD&C, PMP, CPHC
2016-2019 Brian Frickie, AIA
2019-2022 Donna Dunay, FAIA
2022-2025 Robert Easter, FAIA