Casey Crossley, AIA, Past-President
From a very early age I was always interested in buildings and putting things together. I spent my teenage working years in residential construction and decided to turn it into a career. That took me to the School of Architecture at RPI and Troy. I began working at architecture+ as a student intern after my junior year, and went to work there full time upon graduation. I was named an associate of the firm in 2019 and have been fortunate to work on a broad range of projects. Throughout my career at architecture +, I’ve worked on projects ranging from a marquis for a small community theater in West Virginia to mental health hospitals and almost everything in between.
I received my license in 2015 after what felt like long a very long three year process. I was fortunate enough to work at a firm that was very supportive while I prepared and provided me the opportunity to navigate the licensure process on my own path. I decided to become involved in the AIA shortly after I became licensed because I wanted to help other emerging professionals through the licensure process. I became involved in the newly formed Emerging Professionals committee which quickly and unexpectedly led to a spot on the Board of Directors as the 2018 President-Elect. It’s been a great experience and a quick learning curve. A majority of the Board of Directors are also newer volunteers and I think the energy and optimism of this group will work well with the more experienced members of the board to bring some great programing and events to the membership.