Stephen Kervin, AIA, Present-Elect
My love of making, building, and general craft has driven me throughout my life. There is nothing I find more inspiring than watching a master tradesman or woman do their job and there are few things I find more interesting than learning the techniques that make their work seem effortless. When I found architecture, I found a career that would allow me to work with thousands of people who would continue to inspire and educate me for years to come.
I started my architectural education at Roger Williams University, graduating in 2004 with a degree in architecture and a minor in sculpture. During that time, I had the opportunity to work at a cabinetry shop where I learned construction techniques and skills that I continue to use to this day. Today, I maintain a workshop where I build my own furniture, cabinetry, light fixtures, and custom jewelry. It is this hands-on work that continues to drive my sense of detail and my emphasis on constructability in my professional work.
Immediately after graduating, I joined architecture+ where I remain there to this day. I have managed a wide array of projects for colleges and universities, municipalities, retail/commercial, residential, and healthcare clients. I have become an office resource for software training and employee development and I manage day-to-day physical plant aspects of the office.
In 2018, I became actively engaged with AIAENY. I recognized the opportunity to learn from and grow with my peers outside the office and I see the potential to influence change in the architecture community. In 2019, I served as Secretary of AIAENY and I am excited to take on my next role as President-Elect. I look forward to the new opportunities to come.