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Richard DeYoung, AIA, Elected 2013-2014 AIA Secretary
Richard DeYoung, AIA, from AIA Pittsburgh, was elected 2013-14 AIA secretary. A past AIA national board member, DeYoung served on the board as Pennsylvania regional director from 2009-2011. He was a member of the AIA Secretary’s Advisory Committee in 2011 and an AIA Advocacy Committee member in 2007 and in 2009-2010. He was also president of AIA Pennsylvania in 2006 and president of AIA Pittsburgh in 2003.
DeYoung’s firm WTW Architects specializes in higher education design, environmental sustainability, and adaptive re-use and restoration.
“Enhancing member value should be the primary focus of the AIA and the lens through which we measure our success,” said DeYoung. “The AIA must become more nimble and responsive to remain relevant. Our bylaws should clearly define only our core values and guiding principles, enabling us to deftly redirect our operating procedures. I am committed to a comprehensive re-examination of our governing documents to streamline them and make them more relevant.”
DeYoung is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University. He is a trustee and member of the executive committee of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, and past secretary of the Arthritis Foundation National Leadership Forum.