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Citizen Architect Program

The general public's view of architects and AIA Iowa is shaped first and foremost by how the individual AIA members interact with their clients and their communities. The AIA Iowa Public Relations Committee introduced this program in 2008 to recognize members who represent AIA's values to their communities through public service: the Citizen Architect Program. This program is a recognition program bestowed upon all members who meet qualification criteria, and is intended to encourage all AIA Iowa members to actively engage in their communities and share in the AIA mission



Participants must...

1. be an AIA Iowa Member: Assoc. AIA, Assoc. AIA-E, Int'l Assoc. AIA, Student Affiliate, AIA-M, AIA-E, FAIA-M, or FAIA-E;

2. serve as: 
    a. an appointed or elected member of a government committee, council, or body at the local, county, regional, or state level;

    b. OR serve as a volunteer or in a leadership position for a non-profit organization that seeks to benefit people in need or communities as a whole.

3. In this role, advocate for one or more of the AIA Iowa's core principles of Quality Design, Sustainability, and Livable Communities. 

 The 2018 Citizen Architect Community Track application is now closed.



Participants must...

Participants must...

1. be an AIA Iowa Member: Assoc. AIA, Assoc. AIA-E, Int'l Assoc. AIA, Student Affiliate, AIA-M, AIA-E, FAIA-M,  FAIA-E, Professional Affiliate or AIA Iowa Allied Member

2. and meet or have a one-on-one conversation with their individual state legislators once a year;

3. and make a monetary donation to your local legislators (or other state elected official of your choice) any time in 2018.

The 2018 Citizen Architect Advocacy Track is open, please click here to submit your application



Each member enrolled in the program this year will be recognized at the 2018 AIA Iowa Annual Convention. We encourage all AIA Iowa Architects who serve their communities and support their local legislators to participate.


Participants of the 2018 AIA Iowa Citizen Architect Program:

Community Track

Scott Allen, AIA
Benjamin Beard, AIA
Michael Broshar, FAIA
Matthew Brown, AIA
Sarah Coleman, AIA
Curtis Ehler, AIA
Scotney Fenton, AIA
Elizabeth Goll, Assoc. AIA
Scott Hatfield, AIA
Naura Heiman Godar, AIA
Danielle Hermann, AIA
Emily Hilgendorf, Assoc. AIA
Karl Kaufman, AIA
Jason Kruse, Assoc. AIA
Paul Mankins, FAIA
Kyle Martin, AIA
Christina Monk, AIA
Michael Morman, AIA
Martha Norbeck, AIA
Scott Olson, AIA
Raymond Phillips, AIA
Holly Pohlmeier, Assoc. AIA
Josh Ridgely, AIA
Brian Schwartz, AIA
Craig Shannon, AIA
Cory Sharp, AIA
Douglas Sires, AIA
Scott Smed, AIA
Edward Soenke, AIA
James Spiller, AIA
Rod Stevens, AIA
Steve Stimmel, AIA
Aaron Twedt, AIA
Joseph Wallace, AIA
Christopher Wand, AIA
Todd Wehr, AIA
Eric Wessels, AIA

Advocacy Track

Benjamin Beard, AIA
Johnny Boyd, AIA
Tom Clause, FAIA
Ric D'Amico, AIA Iowa Professional Affiliate
Matthew Gaul, AIA
Danielle Hermann, AIA
Tonia Householder, AIA
Steve King, AIA
Matt Krieger, AIA
Jeffrey O'Brien, AIA
Raymond Phillips, AIA
Jerry Purdy, AIA
Jerry Purdy, AIA
Gary Van Dyke, AIA
Christopher Wand, AIA
Kerry Weig, AIA
Alan Wieskamp, AIA

There is still time to apply for the Advocacy Track! See above!

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