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.

2024 Young Architect Representative (YAR)
Erin Agdinaoay, AIA

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.

2024 State/Territory Associate Representative (STAR)
Caitlin Morgan, Associate AIA


Below you’ll find updates on Regional activity.

Regional Directors

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