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Paula Clements, CAE, Hon. TSA
Managing Director, Component Collaboration & Resources

Sr. Manager, Component Collaboration & Resources

Emily Dorey
Director, International & Unstaffed Components

Ann Dorough
Director, Component Development

Ryan Graves
Specialist,  Administrative Operations

Pat Harris, Hon. AIA
Director, Component Programs and Events

Brian McLaren, AIA
Director, Component Information & Resources


Moving Picture Company (Santa Monica, CA) / Architect: Patrick Tighe Architecture / Image credit: Art Gray Photography     

Becoming a Leader

Looking for an opportunity to become a leader in the AIA?  There are many opportunities to find your niche, become an active contributor, and get the most out of your AIA membership.

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Your local component has many ways you can become involved. Reach out to your Executive Director or Chapter President and learn how you can become a leader within your local AIA component.

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Advocate for topics that your state and local government are considering which will have important impact on how you practice architecture in your state.

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Architecture Students, new graduates & interns, and newly licensed professionals have several ways they can become involved in the AIA. Check out how you can be active or call on your local chapter.

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Design Matters

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Face of the AIA

Recognizing the Power of Design

  • Presenter: Marlene Imirzian, AIA

component faceofaiaOn behalf of the AIA Committee on Design, Marlene Imirzian, AIA, successfully nominated Pugh + Scarpa as the 2010 AIA Architecture Firm Award recipient.

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