William J. Bates, FAIA
2019 President

Bill recently retired from Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, where as its Vice President of Real Estate he was responsible for the restaurant growth division. He previously managed the global design and construction of 1.4 million square feet of office, laboratory, and manufacturing space with Marconi Communications, Inc.

His many leadership positions and civic volunteer work also demonstrate the importance connecting the built environment, communities, and culture. He has led AIA chapters and the AIA Diversity Council and founded the National Organization of Minority Architects’ Pittsburgh chapter. He has also chaired boards for Design Center Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation, and the Green Building Alliance.

Jane Frederick, FAIA
2019 First Vice President/2020 President

Jane is principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects which received AIA South Carolina’s 2017 Firm Award and Southern Living magazine’s Best Renovation of 2009. The Beaufort, South Carolina firm specializes in custom residences and has earned eighteen state and local design awards.

Jane has served the AIA in many roles, including as South Atlantic Regional Representative on the Strategic Council, At-large Director on the National Board, the AIA Small Firm Round Table Executive Committee, president of AIA South Carolina, and NAAB Accreditation teams. She has also chaired numerous local planning boards and is a fellow of Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Jason Winters, AIA
2019-20 Secretary

Jason Winters is a co-founding principal of Kezlo Group, a design and strategic consulting firm based in the northeast. He leads the architecture studio in a design practice that operates at the intersection of experience, technology, and implementation on a broad range of project types, scopes, and scales. Jason is also an adjunct faculty and professional education provider.

Jason has served in numerous leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. He was president of AIA Chesapeake Bay Chapter and AIA Maryland, and was a Middle Atlantic regional representative, and Moderator, on the Strategic Council. Jason has also served on national committees including Government Advocacy, Public Awareness, Continuing Education, and Strategic Planning.

Patrick P. Panetta, FAIA
2018-19 Treasurer

Patrick is a passionate and dedicated leader of the AIA, having held leadership positions at all levels of the Institute.

As Director of Project Management in the University Real Estate Development office at Arizona State University (ASU), he is involved in design, planning, and real estate development activities of the University; most notably involved in the planning and development of its Downtown Phoenix Campus. Patrick has more than 22 years of experience with ASU, the Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Air Force.

Patrick also serves on multiple City of Phoenix planning committees, currently chairing the City’s Development Advisory Board.

Peter Exley, FAIA
2017-19 At-large Director

Peter Exley has established an internationally recognized practice of architecture for children, families, and communities, elevating the standards of design for learning and play environments.

He is the co-founder of Architecture Is Fun, a Chicago-based architecture, design, and consulting firm. Dedicated to helping the next generation of architects, Peter has also been an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for more than 25 years.

Peter has served the AIA in several roles, including president of AIA Chicago, Illinois regional representative to the Strategic Council, chair of the Public Outreach Committee, and as a liaison to the Young Architects Forum.

Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA
2018-20 At-large Director

Emily Grandstaff-Rice is Senior Associate at Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm. With experience on a broad range of academic, hospitality, institutional, and commercial projects, her innovative design work reinforces that a building is more than its shell; it is an experience.

As a frequent speaker and writer on the future of architectural practice, Emily is fascinated by how technology, the social economy, and environmental urgency are addressed in architectural practice.

She has demonstrated continued and significant service to the AIA including leading the national diversity and inclusion conversation as chair of the Equity in Architecture Commission. For more than a decade of her career, Emily has advocated for emerging professionals: conducting original research on professional development, chairing the AIA Continuing Education Committee, and serving as 2014 president of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA.

Daniel S. Hart, FAIA, PE
2018-20 At-large Director

Dan Hart works to transform communities through collaborative design. He is a principal and the Director of Higher Education Practice, and serves on the board of Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, a 370-person firm founded in Lubbock.

He was an adjunct instructor of architectural engineering at Texas Tech University. Dan has served as chair of the Davidson Distinguished Lecture Series for Midland College and is currently a Trustee on the Board of Shreiner University.

President of the Texas Society of Architects (2011), he shepherded landmark legislation resolving conflict between architects and engineers. Dan was elevated to the College of Fellows in 2014 and served as 2016 Moderator of the Strategic Council. He was named the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University.

Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA
2019-21 At-large Director

As an AIA leader and innovative practitioner, Timothy Hawk has increased design awareness and advanced knowledge exchange among architects and allied professionals through improved digital access, collaborative models and educational programming.

He is president of WSA Studio in Columbus, Ohio. The firm partners with clients to design spaces which drive organizational change, attract top tier talent, and build community. Many of the firm’s projects are widely recognized for design excellence.

As a community leader, Tim has served as the president of the Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society and is a founding member and member of the Board of the Columbus Center for Architecture.

Evelyn M. Lee, AIA
2017-19 At-large Director

Evelyn Lee leads Workplace Strategy for Newmark Knight Frank's West Coast offices, charged with growing the discipline and expanding upon the importance of integrating Workplace Intelligence into real estate decisions for organizations.

She has been active in AIA service for more than a decade holding elected leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels. Evelyn is a recipient of the Associate of the Year Award (2005) and the Young Architect Award (2014).

Evelyn’s passionate about finding new business models to elevate the profession of architecture, ensuring it remains relevant in an ever-changing economy. She has authored more than 750 articles focused on architecture, design, and architectural practice and frequently speaks on ways to put design thinking to practice in business.

Jessica Sheridan, AIA
2019-21 At-large Director

Jessica Sheridan is a Principal at Mancini Duffy. Collaborating on a range of projects from innovative temporary structures to large-scale commercial developments, she thrives on building consensus among diverse stakeholders to improve the built environment. As a member of Mancini’s leadership team, she is accountable for project management in the firm, and leads its resilience initiatives.

In the AIA, Jessica has held positions on the local, state, and national levels. She has enjoyed leadership positions with the AIANY Emerging NY Architects Committee, and AIANY Design for Risk & Reconstruction Committee. Most recently she served on the Executive Committee on the New York State Board and as a New York Regional Representative on the AIA Strategic Council (2015-17).

Heather B. Koury, Hon. AIA
2018-19 CACE Director

As AIA Memphis Executive Director, Heather Koury is guided by her passion for design and social equity, and a deeply held belief that collaboration is critical to broadening the public’s understanding of the architect’s role in bringing innovative solutions to diverse community challenges.

Heather has forged strategic partnerships and developed innovative programs across diverse public and private sectors, such as the Paul Revere Williams Project, highlighting the renowned architect’s career.

Heather has been recognized with the Francis Gassner Award–the highest honor bestowed by AIA Memphis for outstanding contributions to the advancement of the profession of architecture. She is an Honorary Member of the AIA, a recipient of the CACE Component Leadership Award, and the AIA Tennessee Distinguished Service Award.

Ryan Gann. Assoc. AIA
2019 Associate Director

Ryan Gann, Associate AIA, has blazed a trail founded on service, leadership, and design. From his time as an engaged student leader to his expanding contributions to the built environment, Ryan has managed to stay ambitious while having fun along the way.

As a designer at Ross Barney Architects he has worked on some of the studio’s most ambitious civic projects. These architectural and urban design investigations have allowed him to collaborate with communities across Chicago and the world, expressing the role public space plays in everyday life.

Ryan is the recipient of the 2018 AIA Associates Award, Schiff Foundation Fellowship from the Art Institute of Chicago, and was the inaugural Architect-in-Residence at the Hyde Park Art Center. Ryan previously served on the national boards of the AIAS and NAAB.

Amelia Rosen, Assoc. AIA
2019 Student Director

Amelia Rosen is the 2018-2019 National President of the American Institute of Architecture Students. A native Californian, Amy moved to Pittsburgh in 2012, where she received her Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Science in Sustainable Design from Carnegie Mellon University.

As a designer, Amy applies integrated design methodologies to everything she does, seeking opportunities to tie architecture into systematic and fluid urban networks. She believes that architecture is a communication tool at its core and must be utilized to interact with the public and enhance communities.

She is passionate about queer space theory, urban water management strategies, and blurring the boundaries between the private and public realms in inclusive ways. Amy empowers students to use their voices to make a tangible impact in their community.

Robert A. Ivy, FAIA
EVP/Chief Executive Officer

Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a dynamic AIA network of more than 94,000 member architects and design professionals and 200 chapters committed to enhancing the built environment. He is strengthening the Association through advocacy, public outreach, and education initiatives that help members serve clients and communities in a global era of challenge and change.

Under Robert’s leadership since 2011, the AIA is transforming to serve the architecture profession in the 21st century. He is repositioning the AIA from its rich legacy into a proactive, responsive, and influential organization. Chief among his and the organization’s goals are heightening public awareness of the value and relevance of all architects.

Signature accomplishments include streamlining AIA governance to improve decision-making, building a new digital-first technology infrastructure, and launching an award-winning public awareness campaign. Robert’s latest focus is shifting AIA resources to prepare architects for their role in addressing today’s pressing issues—climate change, sustainability, and the impact of design on public health.

Prior to his AIA service, Robert was Vice President & Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction and Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine. Under his editorial leadership, Architectural Record earned numerous publishing industry honors, including the premier magazine journalism award, the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, an unusual achievement for a professional journal.

Robert was also honored by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, for his effectiveness in communicating the value of design. He shares the designation Master Architect with iconic architects, such as Mies van der Rohe, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and I.M. Pei. He is one of seven to receive this honor in the fraternity’s 100-year history and the only architect selected in the 21st century.

Robert is the author of the definitive biography Fay Jones: Architect, now in its third edition, and speaks frequently to lay audiences about the role and meaning of architecture in our lives.

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