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Sioux City Architect Elected to 2018 AIA Iowa Board

Monday, January 8, 2018  

Sioux City, Iowa (January 8, 2018) – The American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter (AIA Iowa), has elected Lisa Kalaher, AIA, of Sioux City as a Director of the AIA Iowa Board. Kalaher is an architect and community activist. She is an instigator of change and progress. In 2010 she co-founded PLaN Architecture, where she and her firm have received numerous recognitions in both design and community engagement. She has been instrumental in the development of the firm’s community-based culture. In addition to practice and volunteerism, Lisa has continued her entrepreneurial spirit and founded Mod House Interiors in Sioux City to help fill a much needed gap in modern furnishings. Lisa is committed to raising awareness of the merits of design in our communities and has fashioned a career to achieve that end.


Other AIA Iowa elected officials outside of Sioux City include: Dan Drendel, AIA, Secretary; Douglas Foreshoe, AIA, Director; Deborah Hauptmann, Assoc. AIA, ISU Representative; Danielle Hermann, AIA, Vice President; Tonia Householder, AIA, Second Vice President; Steve King, AIA, Director; Nick Lindsley, AIA, Director; Brandon Maxey, AIA Iowa Student Affiliate, AIAS President; Matt Ostanik, AIA, Past President; Kelly Paskert, AIA Iowa Allied Member, Allied Membership Director; Matthew Schultz, Assoc. AIA, Associate Director; Gary Van Dyke, AIA, President; Kerry Weig, AIA, Treasurer; and Alan Wieskamp, AIA, Director.


Since 1857, the American Institute of Architects has represented the professional interests of America's architects. AIA Iowa, headquartered in Des Moines, is a statewide affiliate of the national AIA. AIA members express their commitment to excellence in design and are proactive in the design of livable communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. For more information, go to www.aiaiowa.org or call 515.244.7502.

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For interviews or photos, please contact Jessica Reinert at AIA Iowa, (515) 244-7502, or e-mail her at jreinert@aiaiowa.org

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