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AIA Presidents

1857 – 2007

Biographies of the first 83 AIA Presidents were published in A Legacy of Leadership: The Presidents of the American Institute of Architects 1857-2007 (PDF, 7 MB) by R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA (The American Institute of Architects, 2008).

Read newly released updates to their biographies on this page or by clicking on a link in the list below.

2008 – Present

A new companion edition continues to document the achievements of AIA presidents who served in the years after 2007. Download A Legacy of Leadership: The Presidents of the American Institute of Architects 2008–Present (PDF, 3 MB).

Date


President


Business Location

1857 - 1876

Richard Upjohn, FAIA

New York, NY

1877 - 1887

 

Thomas U. Walter, FAIA

 

Philadelphia, PA

1888 - 1891

 

Richard M. Hunt, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1892 - 1893

 

Edward H. Kendall, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1894 - 1895

 

Daniel H. Burnham, FAIA

 

Chicago, IL

1896 - 1898

 

George B. Post, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1899 - 1900

 

Henry Van Brunt, FAIA

 

Kansas City, MO

1900 - 1901

 

Robert S. Peabody, FAIA

 

Boston MA

1902 - 1903

 

Charles F. McKim, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1904 - 1905

 

William S. Eames, FAIA

 

St. Louis, MO

1906 - 1907

 

Frank Miles Day, FAIA

 

Philadelphia, PA

1908 - 1909

 

Cass Gilbert, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1910 - 1911

 

Irving K. Pond, FAIA

 

Chicago, IL

1912 - 1913

 

Walter Cook, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1913 - 1915

 

R. Clipston Sturgis, FAIA

 

Boston, MA

1915 - 1918

 

John Lawrence Mauran, FAIA

 

St. Louis, MO

1918 - 1920

 

Thomas R. Kimball, FAIA

 

Omaha, NE

1920 - 1922

 

Henry H. Kendall, FAIA

 

Boston, MA

1922 - 1924

 

William B. Faville, FAIA

 

San Francisco, CA

1924 - 1926

 

Dan. Everett Waid, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1926 - 1928

 

Milton B. Medary, FAIA

 

Philadelphia, PA

1928 - 1930

 

C. Herrick Hammond, FAIA

 

Chicago, IL

1930 - 1932

 

Robert D. Kohn, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1932 - 1935

 

Ernest John Russell, FAIA

 

St. Louis, MO

1935 - 1937

 

Stephen F. Voorhees, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1937 - 1939

 

Charles D. Maginnis, FAIA

 

Boston, MA

1939 - 1941

 

Edwin Bergstrom, FAIA

 

Los Angeles, CA

1941 - 1943

 

R. H. Shreve, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1943 - 1945

 

Raymond J. Ashton, FAIA

 

Salt Lake City, UT

1945 - 1947

 

James R. Edmunds Jr., FAIA

 

Baltimore, MD

1947 - 1949

 

Douglas William Orr, FAIA

 

New Haven, CT

1949 - 1951

 

Ralph Walker, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1951 - 1953

 

A. Glenn Stanton, FAIA

 

Portland, OR

1953 - 1955

 

Clair W. Ditchy, FAIA

 

Detroit, MI

1955 - 1956

 

George Bain Cummings, FAIA

 

Binghampton, NY

1956 - 1958

 

Leon Chatelain Jr., FAIA

 

Washington, DC

1958 - 1960

 

John Noble Richards, FAIA

 

Toledo, OH

1960 - 1962

 

Philip Will Jr., FAIA

 

Chicago, IL

1962 - 1963

 

Henry Lyman Wright, FAIA

 

Los Angeles, CA

1963 - 1964

 

J. Roy Carroll Jr., FAIA

 

Philadelphia, PA

1964 - 1965

 

Arthur Gould Odell Jr., FAIA

 

Charlotte, NC

1965 - 1966

 

Morris Ketchum Jr., FAIA

 

New York, NY

1966 - 1967

 

Charles M. Ness Jr., FAIA

 

Baltimore, MD

1967 - 1968

 

Robert L. Durham, FAIA

 

Seattle, WA

1968 - 1969

 

George E. Kassabaum, FAIA

 

St. Louis, MO

1969 - 1970

 

Rex Whitaker Allen, FAIA

 

San Francisco, CA

1970 - 1971

 

Robert F. Hastings, FAIA

 

Detroit, MI

1971 - 1972

 

Maximilian O. Urbahn, FAIA

 

New York, NY

1972 - 1973

 

S. Scott Ferebee Jr., FAIA

 

Charlotte, NC

1973 - 1974

 

Archibald C. Rogers, FAIA

 

Baltimore, MD

1974 - 1975

 

William Marshall Jr., FAIA

 

Norfolk, VA

1975 - 1976

 

Louis de Moll, FAIA

 

Philadelphia, PA

1976 - 1977

 

John McGinty, FAIA

 

Houston, TX

1977 - 1978

 

Elmer Botsai, FAIA

 

Honolulu, HI

1978 - 1979

 

Ehrman B. Mitchell Jr., FAIA

 

Philadelphia, PA

1979 - 1980

 

Charles E. Schwing, FAIA

 

Baton Rouge, LA

1980 - 1981

 

R. Randall Vosbeck, FAIA

 

Alexandria, VA

1981 - 1982

 

Robert Lawrence, FAIA

 

Oklahoma City, OK

1982 - 1983

 

Robert Broshar, FAIA

 

Waterloo, IA

1983 - 1984

 

George M. Notter, FAIA

 

Boston, MA

1984 - 1985

 

R. Bruce Patty, FAIA

 

Shawnee Mission, KS

1985 - 1986

 

John A. Busby Jr., FAIA

 

Atlanta, GA

1986 - 1987

 

Donald J. Hackl, FAIA

 

Chicago, IL

1987 - 1988

 

Ted P. Pappas, FAIA

 

Jacksonville, FL

1988 - 1989

 

Benjamin E. Brewer Jr., FAIA

 

Houston, TX

1989 - 1990

 

Sylvester Damianos, FAIA

 

Pittsburgh, PA

1990 - 1991

 

Jim Lawler, FAIA

 

West Hartford, CT

1991 - 1992

 

W. Cecil Steward, FAIA

 

Lincoln, NE

1992 - 1993

 

Susan A. Maxman, FAIA

 

Philadelphia, PA

1993 - 1994

 

L. William Chapin, II, FAIA

 

Rochester, NY

1994 - 1995

 

Chester A. Widom, FAIA

 

Santa Monica, CA

1995 - 1996

 

Raymond Post Jr., FAIA

 

Baton Rouge, LA

1996 - 1997

 

Raj Barr-Kumar, FAIA

 

Washington, DC

1997 - 1998

 

Ronald Arthur Altoon, FAIA

 

Los Angeles, CA

1998 - 1999

 

Michael J. Stanton, FAIA

 

San Francisco, CA

1999 - 2000

 

Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA

 

Dallas, TX

2000 - 2001

 

John D. Anderson, FAIA

 

Denver, CO

2001 - 2002

 

Gordon H. Chong, FAIA

 

San Francisco, CA

2002 - 2003

 

Thompson E. Penney, FAIA

 

Charleston, SC

2003 - 2004

 

Eugene C. Hopkins, FAIA

 

Detroit, MI

2004 - 2005

 

Douglas L. Steidl, FAIA

 

Akron, OH

2005 - 2006

 

Katherine Lee Schwennsen, FAIA

 

Ames, IA

2006 - 2007

 

RK Stewart, FAIA

 

San Francisco, CA

2007 - 2008

 

Marshall E. Purnell, FAIA

 

Washington, DC

2008 - 2009

 

Marvin J. Malecha, FAIA

 

Raleigh, NC

2009 - 2010

 

George H. Miller, FAIA

 

New York, NY

2010 - 2011

 

Clark D. Manus, FAIA

 

San Francisco, CA

2011 - 2012

 

Jeff Potter, FAIA

 

Dallas, TX

2012 – 2013

 

Mickey Jacob, FAIA

 

Tampa, FL

2013 – 2014

 

Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA

 

Roanoke, VA

 

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