Hosted by: AIA Arkansas 
Local Contact: Susanna Watt, PA and Michael Lejong, AIA

local program

There is no better time than now to develop yourself as a leader, especially in your own community and region.  Every day our area representatives are looking for experts to provide leadership and guide them through complicated environmental, civic and social responsibility.  As architects, we are trained to look at the intricate layers of complex issues and provide rational, educated and thoughtful solutions to some of the most challenging problems, including those that surround you.  Let’s make architects the leaders of our communities!

local speakers

Michael Lejong, AIA
Principal, MAHG Architecture

Michael has represented the AIA and the architectural profession on many levels throughout his career.  Locally, Michael served as the AIA Arkansas Fort Smith Section Chair and AIA Arkansas Chapter President.  During his leadership time on the AIA Arkansas board, he represented the chapter in various capacities including; convention chair, design awards chair, speaker’s chair, Grassroots representative, as well as, serving on the financial planning, membership, legacy foundation, legislative and political action committees. In addition to his board involvement, Michael has been active for several years as AIA Arkansas’ representative on the AIA State Government Network (SGN) and continues to serve AIA Arkansas Legislative Affairs committee chair.  In 2015, he was appointed by Gulf States Region Director, Rob Walker, as the Gulf States Regional Representative on the AIA Small Firm Exchange, supporting the Leadership Work Group committee and co-editor for AIA Kinetic, an interactive mobile application for young architects through mid-career professionals.  Michael will also be presenting at the 2018 AIA National Convention in New York for the workshop – “Focused Leadership for the Proactive Professional.”

More details on speakers and schedule coming soon! 


Crystal Bridges Museum of Modern Art, The Landing Suites, 600 Museum Way, Bentonville, AR72712.



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