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Committees
AIA Iowa has several committees consisting of AIA Iowa Member Volunteers. The overall goal of AIA Iowa Committees is to further the mission of the organization and provide programs and services to AIA Iowa Members. Are you an AIA Iowa Member and are looking for a way to get involved? Contact AIA Iowa Staff at 515.244.7502 or info@aiaiowa.org.

Annual Convention

Co-Chair: Lyndley Kent, AIA
Co-Chair: Eric Neuhaus, 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 meets monthly April through September at the Iowa Center for Architecture. The 2019 Convention will be held September 26-27, 2019 at the Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA.

Board Liaison: Steve King, AIA
Staff Liaisons: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa and Amy Spike 

Architectural Experience Program (AXP)

Chair: James Spiller, AIA
The purpose of the Architectural Experience Program (ASP) 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 and a library of ARE study materials across the state. This committee meets the second Monday of each month from 12:00 noon along with the Emerging Professionals committee at the Iowa Center for Architecture.

Board Liaison: Hoang Tran, Assoc. AIA
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Peters

Awards Committee

Chair: Shannon McGee, Assoc. AIA
This committee provides a platform to showcase excellence in design that is produced by AIA Iowa architects and selected by a panel of distinguished jurors as well as honors individuals for their contribution to the Chapter and profession. The committee organizes entries and nominations for the AIA Iowa Annual Design Awards Competition. This committee meetings along with the Annual Convention Committee and as needed throughout the year.

Staff Liaison: 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 approximately two times per year during ICIF meetings.

Board Liaison: Dan Drendel, 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. This committee meets as needed.

Board Liaison: Pete Franks, AIA
Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Diversity

Chair: Jesus "Chucho" Loria Quijano, 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. This committee meets the second Monday of each month along with the Emerging Professionals committee from 12:00 noon at the Iowa Center for Architecture. Visit their web page here AIA Iowa Diversity Committee web page.

Board Liaison: Hoang Tran, AIA
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Peters

Emerging Professionals

Co-Chair: TBD
Co-Chair & Board Liaison: Hoang Tran, 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. 

Staff Liaison: Jennifer Peters 

Finance

Chair & Board Liaison: Kerry Weig, 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.

Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa and Vicki Scott

Government Affairs

Co-Chair: Michael Lewis, AIA
Co-Chair: Alan Wieskamp, AIA

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. This committee meets as needed.

Lobbying Team: Paula Dierenfeld and Katie Graham
Board Liaison: Dan Drendel, AIA
Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Iowa Architect Magazine

Editor: Anna Jones, Assoc. 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. The Editorial Board meets quarterly at the Iowa Center for Architecture.

Board Liaison: Nick Lindsley, AIA
Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Membership

Chair & Board Liaison: Steve King, 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. 

Staff Liaison: Vicki Scott

Nominating

Chair & Board Liaison: Gary Van Dyke, 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. This committee meets two times per year.

Staff Liaison: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa

Professional Development

Chair: Kent Lutz, AIA
The purpose of this committee is to provide quality continuing education for AIA Iowa members and nonmembers across the state of Iowa. And, intellectual discussion on important topics concerning the profession. This committee meets quarterly at the Iowa Center for Architecture.

Board Liaison: Steve King, AIA
Staff Liaison: Amy Spike

Public Relations

Co-Chair: Jason Kruse, 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.

Board Liaison: Nick Lindsley, AIA
Staff Liaison: Amy Spike

Spring Conference

Chair & Board Liaison: Tonia Householder, 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.

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

Young Architects Forum

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

Board Liaison: Hoang Tran, Assoc. AIA
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Peters


Looking for a way to get involved? Contact AIA Iowa staff at info@aiaiowa.org, 515.244.7502, or visit this link to view a list of current opportunities, Get Involved.

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