AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

Mission Statement

AIA Florida Gulf Coast is the voice of our community’s architectural profession and a resource for its members in service to society; shaping our future.

Vision Statement

AIA Florida Gulf Coast: Providing stewardship and leading positive change in our community through the power of design.

AIA Florida Gulf Coast believes in…

Impact-making a societal difference through excellence in design

Leadership-building trust through collaboration and participation

Integrity - doing the right thing for the right reason

Ethics–maintaining the highest standard of professionalism

Service–creating a legacy of selflessness in the community

Innovation-cultivating a culture of forward thinking

Stewardship-nurturing that which has been entrusted to us


In January 2016, the AIA Florida Gulf Coast board held a strategic planning session and agreed on the following goals for the chapter.

Engage membership and build leadership pipeline through networking and other programming.

Advocate on behalf of the profession to local and state government.

Promote architecture and design to the community.

Establish chapter procedures and policies.

The American Institute of Architects was created in 1857 by a group of architects in Washington, D.C. The goal of the first members was to have a place where members could meet for lectures, conventions and meetings. The original 13 have grown to nearly 300 local chapters representing 80,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. AIA members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards in professional practice. Florida’s state association was formed in Jacksonville in 1912. The AIA Gulf Coast chapter represents over 100 members in Manatee, Sarasota, Highlands, Hardee, & Desoto counties.

AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
PO Box 160
Sarasota, Florida 34230

(941) 315-8242 |

2020 Chapter Board:

Fred Koenig, AIA

Vice President/ President Elect:

James Piatchuk, AIA

Laney Brown, AIA


Kris Pelow, AIA

Immediate Past President:

John Pichette, AIA


Chapter Directors:

Daniel Shaffer, AIA  


Mark Weppner, Assoc.  AIA
State Director: Jedd Heap, AIA


Associate Director: Alexander Giraldo Tangarife, Assoc. AIA
Contact for Information:

Becky Magdaleno, CAE

AIA Florida Gulf Coast Past Presidents

2019 - John Pichette, AIA

2018 - Julian Norman-Webb, AIA

2017- Javi Saurez, Jr. AIA

2016- Lisa Hess, AIA

2015- Lisa Hess, AIA

2014- John Bryant, AIA

2013- Jedd Heap, AIA

2012- Tina Hue Long-Forslund, AIA

2011- Mark Edward Sultana, AIA

2010- Gary Todd Yeomans, AIA

2009- Brian M. Bradley, AIA

2008- Joel May, AIA

2007- Joseph Farris, AIA

2006- Jerry Sparkman, AIA

2005- James W. Bowen, AIA

2004- Garry Todd Yeomans, AIA

2003- Brad Gaubatz, AIA

2002- Todd Sweet, AIA

2000-2001- Dale S. Parks, AIA

1999-2000- Samuel C. Holladay, AIA

1998- Fredrick V. Rossa, AIA

1997- Charles Kuykendall, AIA

AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter | P.O. Box 160 | Sarasota | FL | 34230 | | 941.315.8242

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