SAN ANTONIO SPEAKERS
Peter A. DeLisle, Hon AIA
Peter A. DeLisle is an executive education professional. He is the founder and Principal of Educet, a leadership development company, and directs the Leadership Design Studio. Professor DeLisle’s background in education includes award-winning teaching in commerce, education and engineering. He was a Program Manager for the Center for Creative Leadership. He served as Crane Chair in Leadership Studies and Director of the Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College. He is the principal faculty member for the Emerging Leaders Program at AIA-Dallas, and an advisor the Leadership in Collaborative Architectural Practice (LCAP) Program at the University of Utah School of Architecture. DeLisle’s industry experience includes executive leadership for human resources at Hewlett-Packard Company and Convex Computer of Richardson. He has helped found three successful companies and acted as an advisor, consultant and teacher of leaders in more than two hundred companies and communities over the last 30 years.
San Antonio City Council Chambers Host
Councilman Robert Treviño, AIA
Roberto C. Treviño was unanimously appointed to City Council in December 2014. He attended Texas Tech University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree of Architecture and a Masters Degree in Business Management from the Rawls College of Business. He is a Registered Architect in the State of Texas. He has been the visionary and driving force behind the creation and development of the Little Italy San Antonio project on the site of a once thriving Italian neighborhood. Since his appointment to City Council, Roberto has been selected to serve on the Comprehensive Master Planning, Quality of Life, Public Safety, and Diverse and Dynamic Neighborhood committees. His varied background as both an architect and businessman, interested in both new construction and historic preservation projects, contributes to the broad perspective he brings to his position as District 1 councilman. He is deeply devoted to the continual evolution of San Antonio with the goal of providing a life of dignity for everyone.
Young Architects Explore Leadership
Paul Bielamowicz, Derwin Broughton, and Jennifer Workman will be speaking on their experiences as a young leaders in the AIA, and how engagement has helped support each of their career goals and influenced their daily lives. Paul will address some of the benefits to young professionals of engaging in advocacy initiatives for the architecture profession, and some of the challenges that come with volunteering at a regional level. Derwin will discuss how local community leadership opportunities have shaped his point of view and career outlook. Jennifer will elaborate on her experience running for and being elected to the AIA National Board this past year. Peter DeLisle, Hon AIA will facilitate an engaging panel dialogue with the speakers and those in attendance.
Paul A. Bielamowicz, AIA
Paul is Associate Principal and Senior Project Manager with page where he leads collaborative teams of designers delivering high-profile, complex projects. He is also the 2016 President for the Texas Society of Architects. Prior to his current role as President-Elect of the Texas Society of Architects, he served on the board for his local chapter with AIA Austin, volunteered for three years in TxA’s Government Affairs Steering Committee, and then served as the Advocacy Commissioner on the Board for TxA. In 2014, he served on the TxA task force that updated the Society’s Strategic Plan. Paul is also a graduate of Leadership Austin’s Emerge program, and was awarded the 2009 Texas Society of Architects Young Professional Achievement Award for his exemplary leadership and continued service as a role model to younger architects.
Derwin Broughton, AIA
Derwin currently serves as a Senior Project Architect at KAI Texas. Proceeding his current tenure at KAI Texas Derwin served on the executive leadership team for Ron Hobbs Architects for a duration of 12 years. As an award winning designer his entry for the Gus Garcia Park Design Competition in Austin, Texas took top honors. He is an advocate for the inclusion of minorities within the design industry. In 2008 he served as the organizer and moderator for a forum entitled “Closing the Crack: Recruiting, Retaining and Registering Women and Minority Architects” at the national American Institute of Architects convention in Boston, MA. He has been identified as an Emerging Leader within the Dallas Chapter of AIA and is a past chairman for their Young Architect’s Forum. Derwin is also the immediate past President of the Dallas Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.
Jennifer Workman, AIA
Jennifer is an Associate at GFF Architects in Dallas, Texas. She has worked on notable projects such as Morphosis’ Perot Museum, Foster+Partners AT&T Box Office, and various institutional and commercial efforts. Jennifer became engaged in the AIA to give emerging professionals a voice on local, state and national committees. She is a recipient of the national AIA Young Architect Award and Building Design + Construction’s, 40 under 40. Recently Jennifer received the most votes to the AIA Board of Directors garnering her the three-year term. At the state level, she served five years on the Texas Society of Architects Board of Directors, and locally she is the Chair of the AIA Tour of Homes.
Global, Cultural, and Ethics in Leadership
A leader guides his/her firm through new paradigms as they create the future. Professor Rodney Hill will discuss how global futures knowledge can help direct and navigate business discoveries and directions through accelerating change. He will present the student incubation center created by the Texas A&M, College of Architecture, Business and Engineering that gives students the opportunities to launch a business and patent ideas.
Rodney Hill, FAIA
Professor Hill holds the Presidential Professor Title in Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University and the Harold Adams Professorship in Interdisciplinary Collaboration. He received the 2014 United States Presidential White House Award for Community Service. He was awarded the Piper Professor for Teaching Excellence from the State of Texas and Outstanding Educator Award from the Texas Society of Architects. Professor Hill is also the longest serving faculty advisor to the AIAS in the US, beginning his 45th year as advisor. He has been giving presentations to the World Future Society for 20 years and keynote speeches to the American Creativity Association. Professor Hill's course in Global Ethics, Culture and Practice is interdisciplinary and open to all majors. Professor Hill will be giving a series of lectures to the Medical School on innovation and the future of Medical Technology with a joint appointment between architecture and medicine.
Following Your Passion
Everett L. Fly, FASLA
Everett Fly maintains a practice of architecture and landscape architecture based in his native home of San Antonio, Texas. He has worked on interdisciplinary city planning, urban design and historic preservation projects in all regions of the United States. Since 2010 the National Trust for Historic Preservation has highlighted his work on its “Leaders In Preservation” diversity website. Everett has served on local, state and national boards and commissions, including Humanities Texas and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. President Barack Obama awarded Everett the 2014 National Humanities Medal for his body of work preserving the integrity of African American places and landmarks. The awards honor extraordinary contributions to the arts and humanities and are the highest recognition the United States bestows on its artists and scholars.