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Foster the Next Generation
Committees under this advisory group will be overseen by a member of the executive committee. It will be the responsibility of this member of the executive committee to receive reports from the chairs of the committees and share this information with the AIA Charlotte Board of Directors. The committee chairs of this advisory group will include 1 Director, the YAF Director, and the Associate Director.

Mentorship Committee
The AIA Charlotte/UNC Charlotte School of Architecture Mentorship Exchange seeks to provide a forum and a means by which the emerging professional within the field of architecture can engage their peers, other practitioners and a wealth of resources in a successful pursuit of knowledge and experience that fosters both personal and professional growth and discovery of that individual. 

Frank DeBolt, AIA (Chair)
Little
FDeBolt@littleonline.com

Emerging Professionals (includes Young Architects Forum, Associates, and AIAS)

Young Architects Forum (YAF)
Provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and fellowship among architects who have been licensed ten years or less

Gaurav Gupte, AIA (YAF Director)
Odell
gupteg@odell.com 

                      Matt Butler, AIA (YAF Co-Director)
                      Bergmann Associates
                      mbutler@bergmannpc.com

 

Associates
Engages interns who are at various stages of their IDP/ARE licensure

Taylor Milner, Assoc. AIA (Associate Director)
505 Design
tmilner@505design.com

 

AIAS
The purpose of the AIAS UNC Charlotte chapter is to engage students in their education at the School of Architecture, encourage them to reach out to the profession, and to inform them of the opportunities of involvement that are available to them as students and professionals within the architecture community.

Joshua Kieb (AIAS President)
UNCC School of Architecture
jkieb@uncc.edu

 

 


  

Engage the Public
Committees under this advisory group will be overseen by a member of the executive committee. It will be the responsibility of this member of the executive committee to receive reports from the chairs of the committees and share this information with the AIA Charlotte Board of Directors. The committee chairs of this advisory group will include 2 Directors.

Architecture Month
Plan and coordinate events related to architecture awareness.

Omar Villa, Assoc. AIA (Chair)
The Housing Studio
ovilla@housingstudio.com

CANstruction
Combines the competitive spirit of a design/build competition with a unique way to help feed hungry people. Competing teams, led by architects, showcase their talents by designing sculptures made entirely out of canned foods. At the close of the exhibitions all of the food used in the structure is donated to local food banks for distribution to pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, the elderly and day care centers. 

Mike Gardina, AIA Charlotte Allied Member (Chair)
Stewart Inc.
mgardina@stewartinc.com

 

Citizen Architect
Honors citizens serving in appointed or elected positions.

Hamilton Cort, AIA
Cort Architectural Group, PA
hbcort@yahoo.com

 

Government Affairs
Monitor, evaluate and advocate proposed local government actions that may affect the practice of architecture. Plan government affairs programs, such as Legislative Day, and conduct events that engage elected officials and political leaders.

J. Richard Alsop, III, AIA (Chair)
HDR Architecture
richard.alsop@hdrinc.com

 


 Advancing the Profession

TAP (Technology in Architecture Practice) Committee
Focused on providing members with resources and up to date information about the latest trends in building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD).

Gep Pond (Chair)
FWA Group
g.pond@fwagroup.com

 

Small Firm Roundtable
Provide a forum offering support and ideas for the sole practitioner and the small practitioner. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month 

 

Women in Architecture
Provide a forum for developing leadership abilities for women in design related fields.

Sandra Grzemski, Assoc. AIA (Chair)
LS3P
sandragrzemski@ls3p.com 

 

Continuing Education
Coordinate programs that offer continuing education credits. The programs enhance member benefits and provide a wide range of educational opportunities.

 


 

Special Interests
Committees under this advisory group will be overseen by the President of AIA Charlotte. It will be the responsibility of this member of the executive committee to receive reports from the chairs of the committees and share this information with the AIA Charlotte Board of Directors. 

Financial
A standing committee which establishes the budget, monitors financial reports, monitors the investment accounts, and makes recommendations for investment to be approved by the board of directors. Members include the Treasurer (Chair), President Elect, Secretary, and Executive Director (a non-voting member). 

Shannon Rydell, AIA (Treasurer)
Little
shannon.rydell@littleonline.com

 

Nominating
Nominate a slate of officers and directors to be voted on at the Annual Business Meeting. The chair of the nominating committee is always the Past President. 

Cathy Morrison, AIA (Chair, Past President)
Bergmann Associates
cmorrison@BERGMANNPC.com


Sponsorship
Seeks new sponsors for the current levels of sponsorship: Silver, Gold, or Platinum; and contacts potential sponsors for specific events 

Cathy Morrison, AIA (Chair, Past President)
Bergmann Associates
cmorrison@BERGMANNPC.com


 

Special Events

Committees under this advisory group will be overseen by the Executive Director of AIA Charlotte. It will be the responsibility of the Executive Director to receive reports from the chairs of the committees and share this information with the AIA Charlotte Board of Directors

 

Design Awards
Assemble and convene jury for Design Awards program. Coordinate presentation of awards. Develop a schedule of exhibition of boards around the city during the year.

Gau Gupte, AIA (Chair, YAF Director)
ODELL
gupteg@odell.com

 

Service Awards
Service awards are offered annually, with the Past President (Chair) presenting nominations to the entire Board of Directors for voting and approval. 

Cathy Morrison, AIA (Chair, Past President)
Bergmann Associates
cmorrison@BERGMANNPC.com

 

Golf Tournament
A special events committee formed to organize and execute the Joe Mallamo Memorial Golf Tournament, which raises money towards a UNC Charlotte School of Architecture.

Kate Shelton (Executive Director)
AIA Charlotte
kate.shelton@aiacharlotte.org

 

Traveling Fellowship
Coordinate the travelling fellowship program and conduct annual candidate evaluation /selection process.

Thank you to our Annual Platinum Sponsors


       

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