AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

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 over 200 chapters around the world representing over 95,000 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 150 members in Manatee, Sarasota, Highlands, Hardee, & Desoto counties.



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


Goals

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.


2020 Board of Directors
President - Fred Koenig, AIA

Vice President/President-elect - James Piatchuk, AIA

Treasurer - Laney Brown, AIA

Secretary - Kris Pelow, AIA

Chapter Director - Daniel Shaffer, AIA

Chapter Director - Mark Weppner, Assoc. AIA

Associate Director - Alexander Giraldo Tangarife, Assoc. AIA

State Director - Jedd Heap, AIA


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
1994 - Mark Smith, AIA


AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter

PO Box 160
Sarasota, Florida 34230
(941) 315-8242 | info@aiagulfcoast.org

AIA Florida Gulf Coast Chapter | P.O. Box 160 | Sarasota | FL | 34230 | info@aiagulfcoast.org | 941.315.8242

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