Events

April Membership Meeting

When: 04/29/2021 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us April 29th to learn about local initiatives and tools architects can utilize to incorporate zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environments.

The first portion of the meeting the City of Charlotte Sustainability Office will present the City of Charlotte's Strategic Energy Action Plan (SEAP), the City's Sustainable Facilities Policy, and and other initiatives underway to achieve carbon reduction. 

The second portion of the meeting, the AIA Charlotte Climate Action Committee will discuss the AIA National Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action (19-11) and present the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, which seeks to inform progress toward a zero-carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. The committee will highlight tools firm's can incorporate into practice to mitigate the negative impact buildings have on our environment.



Katie Riddle: Energy and Sustainability Coordinator
Katie is the project manager for the Strategic Energy Action Plan, leading both internal and external teams and initiatives to help Charlotte become a low carbon city. Prior to coming to the City, Katie worked in the private sector focused on environmental compliance and energy efficiency. She received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Sewanee: The University of the South



Emily Cantrell: RENEW Training Program
Emily is the Senior Manager of Talent Development for the City of Charlotte Economic Development Department.  She leads talent development initiatives spanning from business recruitment and expansion to workforce development and economic mobility. Emily has served the City for 16 years working in roles dedicated to economic development and organization development. She was Chief of Staff for Mayor Jennifer Roberts from 2015-2017.  She received a BA in Urban Studies from Furman University and a Master of Science in Organization Development from Queens University..

Heather Bolick: Sustainable Facilities Policy
Heather measures and ensures progressive energy and sustainability targets for City-owned facilities. Her responsibilities include maintaining the City's energy database, analyzing and reporting on energy utilization, and identifying opportunities for energy-efficient improvements. She chairs the Sustainable Facilities Oversight Team, which works to make sustainability a priority in building design, construction and renovation of City-owned and maintained facilities. Ms. Bolick also serves as the American Cities Climate Challenge On-Site Renewables Team Lead where her team brought a 35-megawatt, utility-scale solar project to Duke Energy to serve the city, which will help offset about 25% of the city's buildings' carbon emissions over the next 20 years.

Heather graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 2005 received a M.S. in Earth Science, Environmental Systems Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She holds the designation of professional energy manager. Heather is also an adjunct faculty member with the Sustainable Technologies Program at Central Piedmont Community College.

List of Attendees

First Name Last Name Company Type Guest of
Richard Alsop HDR Architecture, Inc. AIA Charlotte Member
Richard Alsop, Jr. J Richard Alsop, Architect PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Anna Anklin PROGRESSIVE AE AIA Charlotte Member
Choli Aronson Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Tracy Atkinson New Horizon Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Carol Bacon ADW Architects, P.A. AIA Charlotte Member
James Bartl retired AIA Charlotte Member
Loren Bartlett Morris-Berg Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Dawn Blobaum Retired AIA Charlotte Member
Rob Buckanavage Boomerang Design AIA Charlotte Member
Thomas Carlson-Reddig Little AIA Charlotte Member
Renee CASALI Duke Energy Corp. AIA Charlotte Member
John Cassidy McVeigh & Mangum Engineering AIA Charlotte Member
Rob Crane C Design Inc AIA Charlotte Member
malcolm davis Perkins and Will AIA Charlotte Member
Ryan Day BB+M Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Catherine Demmitt BSA LIfeStructures AIA Charlotte Member
Keith Dooley Visarch, PA AIA Charlotte Member
Tedd Duncan Stewart Non-Member
Rebecca Fant Architecture Matters, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Paul Garafola WHN Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Glenn Gray CDATA Construction Document Services, LLC AIA Charlotte Member
Tony Gray Guthmann Construction/Graydesign Architecture, PA. AIA Charlotte Member
David Green Perkins&Will AIA Charlotte Member
Donald Green Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Sandra Grzemski Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Ed Henson Atriax, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Cua Hester Stewart & Conners Architects, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Amy Hockett National gypsum AIA Charlotte Member
Kathryn Horne UNC Charlotte AIA Charlotte Member
Joe Humphrey C Design AIA Charlotte Member
Jeanne Huntsman Willdan AIA Charlotte Member
Mary Isaacs Isaacs + Associates Architects, Inc. AIA Charlotte Member
Julie Jackson Gensler AIA Charlotte Member
Jitendra Jain JAIN DESIGN LLC AIA Charlotte Member
Taylor Jarrell Jenkins Peer Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Rob Johnson Boomerang Design AIA Charlotte Member
W. Lee Jones Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation Department AIA Charlotte Member
Vaama Joshi Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Sue K Mecklenburg County AIA Charlotte Member
Ken Lambla College of Arts + Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
John Langdon SFCS AIA Charlotte Member
Charles Leaf Watts Leaf Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Crystal Lester Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Kent Lineberger Kent Lineberger Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
Kristen Locke Architecture Unlimited, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
KENT MAIN Charlotte Planning Dept AIA Charlotte Member
Patrick Mays DS AIA Charlotte Member
Allison Merritt Boulder Associates AIA Charlotte Member
joseph meyer ia-interior architects AIA Charlotte Member
Becky Miller Mecklenburg County AFM AIA Charlotte Member
Catherine Monroe Housing Studio AIA Charlotte Member
Robert Moore Robert E. Moore.Architect AIA Charlotte Member
Jeff Morgan Mecklenburg County AIA Charlotte Member
Natalie Morgan Morgan Architecture + Consulting, PLLC AIA Charlotte Member
Peter Nilson McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
John Paquin Zapata AIA Charlotte Member
David Parke J. David Parke, AIA AIA Charlotte Member
Alex Perry Watts Leaf Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Stefan Pienkny Stefan Pienkny, AIA, Architect AIA Charlotte Member
Joel Pominville AIA North Carolina AIA Charlotte Member
Gep Pond FWA Group AIA Charlotte Member
Melanie Reddrick Little Diversified Architectural Consulting AIA Charlotte Member
Liz Richardson Perkins&Will AIA Charlotte Member
Shannon Rydell Little AIA Charlotte Member
Mark Schmidt FreemanWhite AIA Charlotte Member
Carey Sikes BB+M Architecture AIA Charlotte Member
crystal smyth ng AIA Charlotte Member
Charles Snow Mecklenburg County AIA Charlotte Member
David Snyder Progressive AE AIA Charlotte Member
Ilijana Soldan Hord Coplan Macht AIA Charlotte Member
Aubrey Springer ASA AIA Charlotte Member
Kevin Sutton US Courts AIA Charlotte Member
Jennifer Todd Little AIA Charlotte Member
Kevin Utsey Clark Nexsen AIA Charlotte Member
Dan Van Dyke Jenkins Peer Architects AIA Charlotte Member
Dawn VanHine-Carreiro Little AIA Charlotte Member
Charles Watts Watts Leaf Architects PA AIA Charlotte Member