The AIA Center for Civic Leadership is pleased to announce Michelle Stotz, Assoc. AIA and Jamie Crawley, AIA as Co-Chairs for the 2016 AIA Leadership Institute. This will be the second installment of this program, with an event date to be finalized. The Inaugural Leadership Institute program occurred October 23, 2015 bringing together nearly 300 architecture and related professionals from across the country.
Conceived as a complex multi-venue conference, the program tied local presentations in Boston, Cleveland, San Antonio and Phoenix with National Speakers at the Institute’s Headquarters in Washington, DC, including live communication between the Regional Venues during a National Q/A, as well as ongoing discussion via @AIALeaders and #aiali15 on social media. The 2015 Leadership Institute was developed in partnership with the Young Architects Forum, the Small Firms Roundtable, the National Associates Committee and Sponsored by the AIA College of Fellows.
Please wish the Co-Chairs well as they develop the 2016 program with their planning team and follow on Facebook via AIA Center for Civic Leadership and on Twitter @AIALeaders for updates and engage the discussion.
About the (#AIALI16) Co-Chairs
Michelle Stotz, Assoc. AIA, lives and works in Washington, DC, and is a native Nebraska Cornhusker. She currently uses her architecture experience and education from the University of Nebraska to advise building owners on space utilization and energy consumption using data analytics at AtSite, Inc. Michelle’s involvement in the collateral architecture organizations began with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) where she was the Midwest Quad Director in 2010 – 2011. She was a member of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership in 2012, was on the National Architecture Accrediting Board in 2012–2014, and was the 2015 Leadership Institute Content Coordinator at the National Hub in Washington, DC. Michelle is involved in her local Tenant Association, having recently completed a term as President. She is a member of two book clubs, enjoys walking through the neighborhoods of the nation’s capital, and has been known to design and build her own furniture.
Jamie Crawley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB is a naturalized Texan originally from Montreal now residing in Austin. He leads HA Architecture, an emerging design studio, started in 2010 serving civic, commercial, residential and non-profit sectors. The Texas Society of Architects and AIA Dallas both have recognized him in the past as Associate Member of the Year and was a 2015 10 Under 10 Texas Architect Forum Design Honoree organized by AIA Dallas. Most recently, he served as the 2014-15 AIA National Young Architects Forum Regional Director representing Texas and as the San Antonio Venue Coordinator for the 2015 Leadership Institute. Currently a Board Member of the Austin Aztex Soccer Charity Foundation and Formerly a Visiting Assistant Architecture Professor, he remains an active advocate for youth development and for Architecture Emerging Professionals often lecturing on sustainability, design, social media and education. In his spare time he enjoys a good #coffeesketch, photography and for the past several years coaching his daughter’s soccer team.
About the AIA Center for Civic Leadership
The mission of the AIA Center for Civic Leadership is to advance leadership among architects to ensure livable, healthy, sustainable, and quality-designed environments for future generations. The CCL led by 2016 Chair Je’Nen Chastain, seeks to accomplish this mission by becoming the major outreach resource for architectural leadership development, education, and training programs; working to advance the ideals of the Citizen Architects by promoting civic engagement outreach with AIA members serving in volunteer, elected, appointed, or hired leadership; and highlighting the importance of leadership training and the creation of local programs that empower architects to expand their influence on the communities in which the live, work, and play.