2020 AIA Grand Rapids Board of Directors Election

2020 AIA Grand Rapids Board of Directors Election

2020 AIA Grand Rapids Board of Directors Election

AIA Grand Rapids 2020 Board of Directors Election

At the AIA Grand Rapids Annual Business meeting on Tuesday, November 5, 2019, our Open Nominations Period was closed, per our Bylaws, with Nominations from the floor. Our Election Period is now open. We urge all AIAGR Members to Vote in the upcoming Election.  AIAGR Members will receive an email to Vote for the Candidates of their choice.

Thank you for taking the time to vote!

2020 Candidates Slate:

Vice President (Year 1) | President-Elect (Year 2) | Past President (Year 3):

3 Year Term (January 2020-December 2022):

Megan Feenstra Wall, AIA

Megan Feenstra Wall, AIA - Mathison | Mathison Architects

Megan Feenstra Wall is an architect with Mathison|Mathison Architects in Grand Rapids. After a bachelor's degree in art and engineering from Calvin College and a Master of Architecture at Columbia University in New York City, Megan spent some time working in NYC and then traveling through SE Asia and India, eventually landing and working in Newcastle, England for a few years.

She's been back in her home state of Michigan for a decade, working on a variety of commercial, institutional, and residential projects, from a historic concert hall to a distillery to a number of private schools and some new residential projects.

Always curious, Megan loves the variety and complexity of our profession and the opportunity to build relationships with our clients. Her calm demeanor allows her to provide clarity and perspective in challenging situations.

Megan spent a number of years on the AIA Grand Rapids board as Associates Director, served on an AIA Michigan Strategic Committee and a number of AIA award juries, as well as starting an informal gathering of local women in the profession.

She is passionate about her community and her beloved Eastown neighborhood and has served on various boards for organizations such as Children’s Healing Center, Design Week West Michigan, Ferris State Architecture Advisory Board, and the Board of Formation for the MArch program at Kendall College. She has been a critic for reviews at several programs including Kendall, University of Michigan, and Ferris State University. Megan received the AIA Michigan Young Architect award in 2016.

Steven Romkema, AIA, NCARB

Steven Romkema, AIA, NCARB - Fishbeck

Steven relocated to Grand Rapids in 2013 having previously worked in Lansing, Ann Arbor, and Detroit. During this time, he has been involved in several projects throughout the region including work with GVSU, New Holland, local municipalities, and community organizations. For almost five years Steven has been with Fishbeck as a Design Architect with a focus on higher education and workplace projects. Recently he assumed the role of Design Team Leader overseeing the day to day operations of design staff. Steven obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees from Lawrence Tech in addition to spending time at Michigan State.

Steven’s passion for architecture stems from the impact it has on society and the capacity of the work to support the greater good. He is actively involved in initiatives surrounding sustainability, health and wellbeing, accessibility, and inclusion. In 2017 Steven obtained his Fitwel certification and is currently studying for LEED and WELL.

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2020 AIA Grand Rapids Board of Directors Election

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