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August 31, 2019

A’19 Candidate Speech: Las Vegas – June 5, 2019.

I am always asked where are you from – England – but today, I’d like to be asked where are we heading.  We’re going to be the AIA that tells stories about the value architects bring, like never before. We’ll position ourselves as the leaders solving challenges that face our communities, humanity and the planet.  And AIA will look like …

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February 4, 2019


I am honored to be your candidate for the 2021 President Elect of the American Institute of Architects. I’ve been a member of AIA since the late 1980s and I have been an active, involved and interested member over that thirty-year period. I’m a partner in a small (but mighty) firm based in Chicago and I teach. Like every one …

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April 16, 2019

Impactful, acting with purpose, visionary

Impactful, acting with purpose, visionary; these are the character traits I most strongly associate with Peter having worked with him for the last several years through Board Committees and the Strategic Council. Peter’s approach to leading is to bring every architect’s voice into play. He helped develop numerous programs and ideas as part of the Public Outreach Committee which are aimed …

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March 4, 2019

Work Life Balance

Candidates for the office of the President of the AIA are often asked how they plan to dedicate a year of their lives to serving the Institute at this level. I’ve asked myself this question. I spend one third of my life in practice with Architecture Is Fun. I spend another third teaching, and mentoring the next generation of architects. …

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February 15, 2019

On Resilience…

Today’s architects are on the front end of rising to the challenge of issues like climate change and affordable housing. For us it’s a personal issue, not a problem to pass on to our children or grandchildren.  Architects can build resilient communities for future generations. It’s time to bring our best practices to the table where decisions are being made. …

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