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Committees and Contacts

­­­AIA Tampa Bay is a volunteer-led organization. ­Most of the programs and events that we conduct are led by AIA member volunteers, like you! ­We encourage members to get involved on a chapter committee. ­If you are interested in participating on one of our committees, please email chapter Executive Director, Dawn Mages. ­Contact chapter staff if you have questions, 813.229.3411. ­

All chapter events and programs can be found on our calendar.­

Advocacy and Governmental Affairs

The committee is responsible for maintaining visibility and relationships with representatives and political leadership within the chapter’s territory, identifying opportunities for chapter involvement in issues relevant to the association’s mission, as well as chapter participation in state and national legislative programs.
Chair:­ Peter Hauerstein, AIA­­­

Communications­­| ­Media Relations
Works with staff on Member Communications, Website, Social Media, Media Relations
Chair:­ Ashly Anderson

Continuing Education­
Plans all CE programs including monthly Eat and Educates
Chair: Arsenio Guillermo, Int'l Associate AIA

Design Awards Program & Celebrate Design Event­
Conducts Design Awards Program and Plans All Aspects of Celebrate Design Awards Event
Awards Event:­ Lilian Boutros Merhi, Assoc. AIA

Identifies potential fellowship candidates and encourages and assists with their application
Chair: Henry Woodroffe, FAIA­

Golf Tournament
Conducts annual golf tournament to benefit the chapter’s scholarship program.

Chair:­ Al Ramphal, AIA­

Honor Awards and Scholarships­
The committee is charged with encouraging and soliciting nominations for worthy candidates for the chapter’s honor awards, as well as the jury process and physical awards bestowed upon recipients.­ Also coordinates annual jury of student work to select scholarship recipient(s).
Chair:­ Lillian Boutros, AIA

Plans Monthly Membership Meetings and leads and oversees membership retention and recruitment efforts per Membership Calendar in
the policy manual.­­
Member Programs Chair: Jonathan Moore, AIA

Leadership Development­
Identifies potential board candidates and prepares slate for membership vote or acceptance­
Chair: Jody Beck, AIA

Sporting Clays Event­­­
Conducts sporting clays tournament to benefit the chapter’s scholarship program.
Chair: Chris Culbertson, AIA

Strategic Planning
Leads board planning for current year and/or leads the development of a multi-year strategic plan that aligns with the Institutes plan.­­­
Chair: Angela Hendershot, AIA - 2024
Chair: Jody Beck, AIA - 2025

CA+D Bridge Committee
Serve as liaison, work with and determine ways to support CA+D
Peter Hauerstein, AIA

Women in Architecture Committee
The WIA TB Committee is an inclusive group that focuses on recognizing the women in our industry who are role models and that are paving the way in our Tampa Bay community. We want to celebrate their achievements and dedication towards their profession and inspire other women to find their voices through mentorship, leadership and networking activities. If you are eager and passionate for what we stand for and want to be an active member please follow the link for the committee chairs’ contact information. Email us your ideas so we can include them in the next committee meeting! Check the calendar and our social media for meeting dates and future events.

Visit the Women in Architecture page for more info and updates
­­Chair: Gloria Kloter, AIA

Young Architects Forum­ (formerly Associate/ARE)
The Young Architects Forum (YAF) promotes the professional growth and leadership development of Emerging professionals, including early, mid-career and unlicensed professionals on both traditional and non-traditional career paths & organizes events to address issues of particular importance to this group including ARE programs and firm crawls.
Chairs: Leah Crowe, Assoc. AIA,­ Brandon Newton, Assoc. AIA


Academy of Architecture for Health
Events, Programs, Initiatives and Networking related to Healthcare Design
Chair: Katrina Pasteur­, AIA

Committee on the Environment
Events, Programs, Initiatives and Networking related to Sustainable Design
Sean Williams, AIA­

BEC (Building Enclosure Council)
Events, Programs, Initiatives and Networking related to Building Enclosure Topics.
Chair: Robert J. Bitterli, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP­

Liaison, Lectures, Student Firm Crawl, AIAS Programs
Steve Cooke, AIA, USF SACD Director­
Francesca Foronda, AIAS, USF SACD



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