#AIALi17 Honorary Chair: Clark Manus, FAIA


The #AIALi17 team is thrilled to announce this year's Honorary Chair for the AIA Leadership Institute!

Clark Manus, FAIA, is CEO of Heller Manus Architects and served as the 87th President of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). In his role as a design principal and citizen architect, Clark’s 35-year career has influenced the character of San Francisco’s built environment. Following the 1989 earthquake, Clark chaired successive Mayoral Citizen Advisory Committees (CAC) over two decades, resulting in the removal of the damaged Embarcadero Freeway in 1992, and setting the stage for the rebirth of the downtown Rincon Hill and Transbay Transit District. His experience encompasses a wide range of new and reconstruction projects including residential, commercial, hospitality, civic, rehabilitation/adaptive re-use, performance facilities, retail, and urban design plans in the San Francisco Bay Area and China. In 2016, Clark was appointed as a Planning Commissioner with the City of Oakland, where he continues his work as a citizen architect.

Many thanks to Clark for his support of #AIALi17 and setting an example of what it means to be a #citizenarchitect. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information about this year's program and speakers!