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Annual Convention Iowa Architect
Construction Industry Membership

Disaster Assistance

Nominations
Diversity Professional Development
Emerging Professionals Public Relations
Finance

Spring Conference

Government Affairs Young Architects Forum
Intern Advisory  

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

Annual Convention

Co-Chair: Joe Copley, AIA
Co-Chair: Matt Schultz, Assoc. AIA
The purpose of the Convention Committee to organize all aspects of the annual convention, which includes various educational workshops, national and international keynote speakers, professional awards and recognition, and a display of the latest architectural products and services. This committee meeting monthly April through September at the Iowa Center for Architecture. The 2017 Convention will be held September 28-29, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA.

Committee Members: TBD
Board Liaison: Steve King, AIA

Staff Liaisons: Amy Spike and Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Construction Industry

Chair: Robert Carlson, AIA
The purpose of the Construction Industry Committee is to increase communication between the architectural profession and the construction community through participation in the Iowa Construction Industry Forum (ICIF). This committee meets 2-4 times per year at ICIF meetings.

Board Liaison: Danielle Herman, AIA
Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Disaster Assistance

Co-Chair: Thomas Hurd, AIA
Co-Chair: Edd Soenke, AIA
The purpose of this committee is to participate in the Iowa Building Safety Assessment and Failure Disaster Response Team and Training (BSAFE). As well as to provide AIA Iowa Members with a disaster assistance resource kit, volunteer group and contacts concerning the disaster assistance needs of the State of Iowa.
Committee Members: Monica Bailey, Assoc. AIA, Jeremy Yoder, AIA Iowa Allied Member
Board Liaison: Kerry Weig, AIA

Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Diversity

Website: View the Diversity Committee Page
Co-Chair: Jesus "Chucho" Loria Quijano, AIA

Co-Chair: Yosuke Michishita, AIA
To explore and address relevant issues related to diversity within the Iowa architectural community, and make recommendations toward and actively assist in the development of programs and initiatives that foster and sustain cultural breadth and inclusion.
Committee Members: Azusa Allard, Assoc. AIA
Board Liaison: Jarrod Siegel, Assoc. AIA
Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Emerging Professionals

Co-Chair: Erica Fischer, Assoc. AIA
Co-Chair: Jarrod Siegel, Assoc. AIA
The purpose of the Emerging Professionals Committee is to support Associate AIA members and AIA members considered Young Architects (licensed to practice architecture fewer than 10 years) through mentorship, guidance, information, and a network for intellectual and social interaction. This committee meets the Second Monday of each month from 12:00 noon at the Iowa Center for Architecture.
Committee Members: Kayla Berkson, Assoc. AIA; Tim Bungert, AIA; Tonia Householder, AIA; Sadie Kleppe, AIA; Nate Otis, AIA; Jason Reis, AIA; Kate Thuesen, AIA; Kevin Wagner, Assoc. AIA.
Board Liaison: Jarrod Siegel, Assoc. AIA
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Peters

 

Finance
Chair: Tonia Householder, AIA
The purpose of the Finance Committee is to maintain Chapter investments, set long range financial goals, and Board Policies related to Chapter finances. The committee is made up of the Chapter Board’s First and Second Vice President, and a Board Director led by the Treasurer. This committee meets as needed at the Iowa Center for Architecture.

Committee Members: Kerry Weig, AIA; Gary Van Dyke, AIA; and Danielle Hermann, AIA
Board Liaison: Tonia Householder, AIA

Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

 

Government Affairs

Chair: William Dikis, FAIA
The purpose of the Government Affairs Committee to communicate legislative concerns and lobby on behalf of the AIA Iowa membership, their practices, and the profession of architecture. And, to uphold the ethical commitment of an architect: to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public.
Committee Members: Mindy Aust, AIA; Robert Carlson, AIA; Danielle Hermann, AIA; Matt Ostanik, AIA; Gary Van Dyke, AIA; and Alan Wieskamp, AIA.
Lobbying Team: Paula Dierenfeld and Paige Thorson
Board Liaison: Danielle Hermann, AIA
Staff Liaisons: Jennifer Peters and Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Intern Advisory Committee

Chair: Maggie Dougherty
The purpose of the Intern Advisory Committee is to guide architectural interns through their apprenticeship via the National Council of Architectural Registration Board's (NCARB) Architectural Experience Program (AXP), which establishes a council record to monitor the training process. This committee offers study groups across the state, for more information please contact Maggie. This committee meets monthly along with the Emerging Professionals Committee at the Iowa Center for Architecture.

Committee Members: Craig Shannon, Joe Benesh, Maggie Dougherty, David Brockshus

Board Liaison: Jarrod Siegel, Assoc. AIA
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Peters

Iowa Architect Magazine

Editor: Jessica Terrill, AIA
The purpose of the Iowa Architect Magazine and the Editorial Board is to showcase the best in Iowa and Midwest architecture, and to serve as a guide for design, the arts, literature, and innovative products and technology for its readers. This board meets quarterly at the Iowa Center for Architecture.

Editors: Danielle Hermann, AIA; Grant Nordby, AIA; Brent Hoffman, Assoc. AIA; Anna Jones, Assoc. AIA.

Editorial Board: Michael Bechtel, AIA; Justin Burnham, Assoc. AIA; Renee Clarke, AIA; Jackson Den Herder, Assoc. AIA; Dan Drendel, AIA; Curtis Ehler, AIA; Nathan Kalaher, AIA; Khalid Khan, Assoc. AIA; Katelyn Rutledge, Assoc. AIA; Matthew Schultz, Assoc. AIA, and Evan Shaw, AIA as Editor Ex-Officio
Board Liaison: Alan Wieskamp, AIA
Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Membership

Chair: Dan Drendel, AIA
The purpose of the Membership Committee is to increase and maintain the membership of AIA Iowa. The chair of this committee is held by the Board Secretary and works closely with AIA Iowa staff.

Board Liaison: Dan Drendel, AIA
Staff Liaison: Vicki Scott

Nominations
Chair: Mindy Aust, AIA
The mission of the Nominations Committee is to identify and recommend future leaders to the Board of Directors and the General Membership. They are responsible for the annual call for nominations to the Board and determining the state of Board Officers and Directors for the annual election process.
Committee members: Mindy Aust, AIA; Matt Ostanik, AIA; and Gary Van Dyke, AIA.
Board Liaison: Mindy Aust, AIA
Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Professional Development

Chair: Kent Lutz, AIA
The purpose of this committee is to provide continuing education and intellectual discussion on important issues concerning the profession. This committee meets quarterly at the Iowa Center for Architecture.
Committee Members: Tim Hickman, AIA; Steve King, AIA; Jason Reis, AIA; and Dirk Westerkamp, AIA.
Board Liaison: Steve King, AIA
Staff Liaison: Amy Spike

Public Relations

Co-Chair: Eli Goll, Assoc. AIA
Co-Chair: Joe Wallace, AIA
The purpose of the Public Relations Committee is to improve the public's awareness of the value of design through special events, literature, displays, and the Internet. The Public Relations Committee meets the Second Tuesday of each month at 11:30 a.m. at the Iowa Center for Architecture.
Committee Members: Nic Forbes, Assoc. AIA; Brenda Golwitzer, Allied; Jason Kruse, Assoc. AIA; Holly Pohlmeier, Assoc. AIA; Brittney Ruba, Assoc. AIA; Matthew Schultz, AIA; Hannah Schurrer, Assoc. AIA; Brian Schwartz, Assoc. AIA; Hoang Tran, Assoc. AIA; and Joseph Tursi, AIA.
Board Liaison: Alan Wieskamp, AIA
Staff Liaison: Amy Spike

Spring Conference

Chair: Gary Van Dyke, AIA
This committee organizes all aspects of the Spring Conference which includes various educational workshops and a mix of local and national keynote speakers. This committee meets monthly from November through April at the Iowa Center for Architecture.
Committee Members: Rebecca Baldus, Assoc. AIA; Noah Diemer, Assoc. AIA; Kent Lutz, AIA; Cal Lewis, FAIA; Dana Pedersen, AIA; Jimi Peters, Assoc. AIA; and Leah Walters
Board Liaison: Gary Van Dyke, AIA
Committee Liaisons: Amy Spike and Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Young Architects Forum

Chair: Kevin Wagner, Assoc. AIA

The AIA Iowa Young Architects Forum promotes leadership, mentorship, and fellowship for the future of the profession.

Committee Members: Justine Bangert, Assoc. AIA; Kayla Berkson, Assoc. AIA; Erica Fischer, Assoc. AIA, Blake Fisher, Assoc. AIA; Sadie Kleppe, AIA; Chucho Loria, AIA: Zane Muntz, AIA; Tom Trapp, AIA;
Board Liaison: Jarrod Siegel, Assoc. AIA
Committee Liaison: Jennifer Peters


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