Three new leaders elected at AIA Conference on Architecture 2019

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The 2021 President-elect, the 2020-2021 Treasurer, and an At-large Director were elected in Las Vegas

Three new leaders were elected at AIA’s Conference on Architecture 2019, including the 2021 President-elect.

2020 First Vice President/2021 President-elect

Peter Exley, FAIA, from AIA Chicago/AIA Illinois, was elected 2020 First Vice President/2021 President elect.

Exley has served as president of AIA Chicago (2013) and director of AIA Chicago (1996, 2010-2014). His AIA service includes serving as At-large Director (2017-2019) and chair of the Public Outreach Committee.

“Every architect does significant work that improves lives,” he says. “If members have one expectation of AIA, it is to broadcast the value of our 94,000 stories.”

Exley is co-founder, “play strategist” and director of architecture at Architecture is Fun, Inc. He received a B.A. in Architectural Studies from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and an M.Arch. from the University of Pennsylvania.  

2020-2021 Treasurer

Evelyn Lee, AIA, from AIA San Francisco/AIA California, was elected 2020-2021 Treasurer.

Lee has served as Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs at AIA California (2011-2012) and as an AIA National At-large board member (2017-2019).

“The AIA’s ability to support our members and remain relevant depends on its capacity to be agile and responsive to their changing needs," she says. "I am excited to bring alignment, innovation, and transparency to the Institute as the next treasurer."­­­­

Lee is a senior experience designer at Slack and founder at online platform Practice of Architecture. She received a B.Arch. from Drury University and pursued an M.Arch. from SCI-ARC and an MBA/MPA from Presidio Graduate School.

2020-2022 At Large Director

Britt Lindberg, AIA, from AIA Silicon Valley/AIA California, was elected 2020-2022 At-large Director.

Lindberg has served as the president of the AIA California (2018) and AIA Silicon Valley (2014), and as director of the AIA California board.

“AIA’s mission is to be the voice of the profession and a resource for members in service to society,” she says. “More importantly, I believe our ‘why’ is the value of design creating a better world for all people.”

A director and senior associate at Gensler, Lindberg received her B.A. in Chemistry from Cornell University and pursued an M.Arch. at the University of California, Berkeley.

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