L. Jane Frederick, FAIA
2020 President

Jane Frederick, FAIA, is principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects, which received AIA South Carolina’s 2017 Firm Award and Southern Living magazine’s Best Renovation of 2009. The Beaufort, South Carolina, firm specializes in custom residences and has earned 18 state and local design awards.

Jane has served AIA in many roles, including as south Atlantic regional representative on the Strategic Council, at-large director on the national Board of Directors, a member of the AIA Small Firm Round Table Executive Committee, president of AIA South Carolina, and a member of NAAB Accreditation teams. She has also chaired numerous local planning boards and is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Peter J. Exley, FAIA
2020 First Vice President/2021 President

Peter Exley, FAIA, has established an internationally recognized practice of architecture for children, families, and communities, elevating the standards of design for learning and play environments.

He is the co-founder of Architecture Is Fun, a Chicago-based architecture, design, and consulting firm. Dedicated to helping the next generation of architects, Peter has also been an adjunct professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) for more than 25 years.

Peter has served AIA in a number of roles, including as president of AIA Chicago, Illinois regional representative to the Strategic Council, chair of the Public Outreach Committee, and liaison to the Young Architects Forum.

Jason C. Winters, AIA
2019-20 Secretary

Jason Winters, AIA, is a co-founding principal of Kezlo Group, a design and strategic consulting firm based in the northeast. He leads the architecture studio in a design practice that operates at the intersection of experience, technology, and implementation on a broad range of project types, scopes, and scales. Jason is also an adjunct faculty member and professional education provider.

Jason has served in numerous leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels. He was president of AIA Chesapeake Bay Chapter and AIA Maryland and was a middle Atlantic regional representative and moderator on the Strategic Council. Jason has also served on national committees, including Government Advocacy, Public Awareness, Continuing Education, and Strategic Planning.

Evelyn M. Lee, AIA
2020-21 Treasurer

Evelyn Lee, AIA, is the first-ever senior experience designer at Slack Technologies. In her role, she works cross-functionally with business operations, business technology, people operations, and their build team to create amazing experiences for employees, clients, partners, and visitors.

She has been active in AIA service for more than a decade, holding elected leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels. Evelyn is a recipient of the Associate of the Year Award (2005) and the Young Architect Award (2014).

Evelyn is passionate about finding new business models to elevate the profession of architecture, ensuring it remains relevant in an ever-changing economy.

Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA
2018-20 At-large Director

Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, is senior associate at Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm. She has experience with a broad range of academic, hospitality, institutional, and commercial projects, and her innovative design work reinforces that a building is more than its shell; it is an experience.

As a frequent speaker and writer on the future of architectural practice, Emily is fascinated by how technology, the social economy, and environmental urgency are addressed in architectural practice.

She has demonstrated continued and significant service to AIA, including leading the national diversity and inclusion conversation as chair of the Equity in Architecture Commission. For more than a decade of her career, Emily has advocated for emerging professionals: conducting original research on professional development, chairing the AIA Continuing Education Committee, and serving as 2014 president of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA.

Daniel S. Hart, FAIA, PE
2018-20 At-large Director

From Austin, Dan Hart, FAIA, is the executive vice president of architecture and serves on the board of Parkhill, a 380-person A/E firm.

He was an adjunct instructor of architectural engineering at Texas Tech University and is a trustee on the board of Schreiner University.

Dan was president of the Texas Society of Architects in 2011. He served as 2016 moderator of the AIA Strategic Council and has chaired the AIA Board Knowledge Committee. He is a distinguished alumnus of the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, where he also serves as the founding president of the Design Leadership Alliance.

Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA
2019-21 At-large Director

As an AIA leader and innovative practitioner, Timothy Hawk, FAIA, has increased design awareness and advanced knowledge exchange among architects and allied professionals through improved digital access, collaborative models, and educational programming.

He is president of WSA Studio in Columbus, Ohio. The firm partners with clients to design spaces that drive organizational change, attract top-tier talent, and build community. Many of the firm’s projects are widely recognized for design excellence.

As a community leader, Tim has served as the president of the Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society and is a founding member of the board of the Columbus Center for Architecture and Design.

Mark Levine, FAIA
2020-22 At-large Director

Through his sustained national and regional AIA leadership, Mark Levine, FAIA, has advanced member education, design, and solidarity through diverse programs and conference venues.

Mark is vice president of architecture at Pond & Company, a national architecture, engineering, and construction firm. His near 30-year career focused on educational facilities design inspires both colleagues and clientele through the pursuit of innovative yet responsible architecture. His AIA leadership includes serving as south Atlantic regional representative to the Strategic Council. Mark brings relevant geographic perspective through prior leadership roles, which include president of AIA Georgia, AIA Grand Valley, and AIA Albuquerque. Mark also served as chair of the AIA National Convention Steering Committee in 2015.

Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED AP
2020-22 At-large Director

Britt Lindberg, AIA, is a senior associate at Gensler, a global design firm of more than 6,000 employees who shape the future of cities every day. With over 15 years of experience on commercial projects, Britt is a solid technical leader based in San Jose, California. From entitlements through design and construction, Britt drives project implementation with exceptional team leadership essential to the project's and firm's success.

Britt has also served in many AIA leadership roles, including president of AIA Silicon Valley (2014) and AIA California (2018), and on numerous committees. Her leadership was recognized with a 2016 Silicon Valley Business Journal Women of Influence award.

Jessica A. Sheridan, AIA
2019-21 At-large Director

Jessica Sheridan, AIA, is a senior associate at Mancini Duffy. Collaborating on a range of projects from innovative temporary structures to large-scale commercial developments, she thrives on building consensus among diverse stakeholders to improve the built environment. As a member of Mancini’s leadership team, she is accountable for project management in the firm and leads its resilience initiatives.

For AIA, Jessica has held positions on the local, state, and national levels. She has enjoyed leadership positions with the AIANY Emerging NY Architects Committee and the AIANY Design for Risk & Reconstruction Committee. Most recently, she served on the Executive Committee on the New York State Board and as a New York regional representative on the AIA Strategic Council (2015-17).

Becky Magdaleno
2020 CACE Director

Becky Magdaleno has been with AIA Florida since 2011, serving as executive director for AIA Palm Beach and AIA Florida Northwest in addition to several other local components. As president of CACE in 2019, she led a collaborative effort to develop an informative CACE Annual Meeting and accompanying resources to assist component staff across the nation in successfully leading their AIA chapters. She has served on numerous AIA committees and task forces and received the CACE Emerging Leader Award in 2015. Becky’s previous experience includes vice president of membership at a statewide association, and political consulting, campaign management, and fundraising. A graduate of Florida State University, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and the Senior Hall of Fame.

Yiselle M. Santos Rivera, Assoc. AIA
2020 Associate Director

Yiselle Santos Rivera, Assoc. AIA, is a medical planner and the global director of equity, diversity, & inclusion at HKS, Inc. With national and international experience on a broad range of health care, residential, institutional, and commercial/mixed-use projects, she thrives on building equitable practices, empowering the next generation of leaders, and creating inclusive platforms for engagement.

She has served AIA in local and national roles, including as DC chapter board director, mid-Atlantic regional associate director, and Strategic Council associate representative. She co-founded the Latin American Interior Designers, Engineers, and Architects (LA.IDEA) DC Committee and founded Women Inspiring Emerging Leaders in Design (WIELD), which received the 2019 AIA Diversity Program Recognition Award.

Yiselle is a storyteller, a 2015 Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program Scholar, and a recipient of the 2018 AIA Associate Award.

Sarah M. Curry, Assoc. AIA, AIAS
2020 Student Director

Sarah Curry, Assoc. AIA, AIAS, believes that everyone deserves good design. As the 2019-20 national president of the American Institute of Architecture Students, she's been able to help empower and speak up for a generation of well-rounded future architects/architypes who value leadership, design, and service to their communities.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, by way of Auburn University and Rural Studio, Sarah enjoys designing governance almost as much as she enjoys designing architecture. After her term with AIAS, she hopes to pursue licensure and continue to work toward efforts to diversify the profession. To her, a successful career would allow her to learn about and advocate for healthy architectural education, sustainable city planning, evidence-based and equitable design, rural community building, and architecture’s relationship to historical economic development.

George B. “Barney” Forsythe, PhD, BG, US Army (retired)
2020 Director

Barney Forsythe is a retired Army officer with extensive experience in leadership development and education. During his 35 years of military service, he spent over two decades as a professor of psychology and leadership and senior administrator at the US Military Academy, West Point. After his military career, he served as the president of Westminster College in Missouri before retiring to Beaufort, South Carolina, where he is involved with several nonprofit community organizations. His academic research and scholarly publications have focused on leader development and education in the professions, and he has consulted nationally and internationally on these topics.

Vivian E. Loftness, FAIA
2020 Director

Vivian Loftness, FAIA, is university professor and Paul Mellon chair at Carnegie Mellon University, serving a decade as head of the School of Architecture. With over 30 years of industry and government funding, she is a key member of Carnegie Mellon’s leadership in sustainability research and education, the author of eight book chapters, and editor of the Springer Reference Encyclopedia Sustainable Built Environments. She has served on the board of directors for the National Academies’ Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, the U.S. Green Building Council, AIACOTE, Phipps Conservatory, WELL Living Lab, and the International Living Future Institute. Vivian is a LEED fellow, NIBS fellow, senior fellow of the Design Futures Council, and one of the UK Building Research Establishment’s 13 Stars of Building Science.

Robert A. Ivy, FAIA
EVP/Chief Executive Officer

Robert Ivy is the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a dynamic AIA network of more than 95,000 member architects and design professionals and 200 chapters committed to enhancing the built environment. He is strengthening the Association through advocacy, public outreach, and education initiatives that help members serve clients and communities in a global era of challenge and change.

Under Robert’s leadership since 2011, the AIA is transforming to serve the architecture profession in the 21st century. He is repositioning the AIA from its rich legacy into a proactive, responsive, and influential organization. Chief among his and the organization’s goals are heightening public awareness of the value and relevance of all architects.

Signature accomplishments include streamlining AIA governance to improve decision-making, building a new digital-first technology infrastructure, and launching an award-winning public awareness campaign. Robert’s latest focus is shifting AIA resources to prepare architects for their role in addressing today’s pressing issues—climate change, sustainability, and the impact of design on public health.

Prior to his AIA service, Robert was Vice President & Editorial Director of McGraw-Hill Construction and Editor-in-Chief of Architectural Record magazine. Under his editorial leadership, Architectural Record earned numerous publishing industry honors, including the premier magazine journalism award, the American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award for General Excellence, an unusual achievement for a professional journal.

Robert was also honored by the national architecture fraternity Alpha Rho Chi, for his effectiveness in communicating the value of design. He shares the designation Master Architect with iconic architects, such as Mies van der Rohe, Richard Buckminster Fuller, and I.M. Pei. He is one of seven to receive this honor in the fraternity’s 100-year history and the only architect selected in the 21st century.

Robert is the author of the definitive biography Fay Jones: Architect, now in its third edition, and speaks frequently to lay audiences about the role and meaning of architecture in our lives.

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