Committees and Contacts
AIA Tampa Bay is a volunteer-led organization. Most of the programs and events that we conduct are led by AIA member volunteers, like you! We encourage members to get involved on a chapter committee. If you are interested in participating on one of our committees, please email the committee chair listed below, as well as chapter Executive Director, Dawn Mages, CAE. Contact chapter staff if you have questions, 813.229.3411.
All chapter events and programs can be found on our calendar.
Advocacy and Governmental Affairs
Committee is responsible for maintaining visibility and relationships with representatives and political leadership within the chapter’s territory, identifying opportunities for chapter involvement in issues relevant to the association’s mission, as well as chapter participation in state and national legislative programs.
Chair/Co-Chairs: Beverly Frank, AIA; Angela Hendershot, AIA; Larry Wilder, AIA
Associate / ARE
Plans ARE programs, IDP related programs, and oversees study material library. Also plans other Associate events and opportunities including the Student Firm Crawl with AIAS representative.
Co-Chairs: Asa Santa Cruz, Assoc. AIA; Shannique Palmer, Assoc. AIA
Communications| Media Relations
Works with staff on Member Communications, Website, Social Media, Media Relations
Chair/Co-Chairs: Mike O’Donnell; Patrick Thorpe, AIA
Plans all CE programs including monthly Eat and Educates
Chair: Joe Mastropaolo
Design Awards Program & Celebrate Design Event
Conducts Design Awards Program and Plans All Aspects of Celebrate Design Awards Event
Chair/Co-Chairs: Chris Culbertson, AIA and Jay Powell, Assoc. AIA
Identifies potential fellowship candidates and encourages and assists with their application
Chair: Henry Woodroffe, FAIA
Promotes Architecture through Gallery exhibits at the Center for Architecture and Design, and Identifies and arranges architecture-related exhibits in other venues to promote the profession and AIA.
Chair: Juan Ricardes, Int’l Associate AIA
Conducts annual golf tournament to benefit the chapter’s scholarship program.
Chair: BJ Raposa, Assoc. AIA; Sean Barber, AIA
Honor Awards and Scholarships
Committee is charged with encouraging and soliciting nominations for worthy candidates for the chapter’s honor awards, as well as the jury process and physical awards bestowed upon recipients. Also coordinates annual jury of student work to select scholarship recipient(s).
Chair/Co-Chairs: Patrick Thorpe, AIA and Angela Hendershot, AIA
Plans Monthly Membership Meetings and leads and oversees membership retention and recruitment efforts per Membership Calendar in policy manual.
Chair/Co-Chairs: Patrick Thorpe, AIA
Identifies potential board candidates and prepares slate for membership vote or acceptance
Chair: VP/President-elect: Chris Culbertson, AIA
Sporting Clays Event
Conducts sporting clays tournament to benefit the chapter’s scholarship program.
Chair/Co-Chairs: Chris Culbertson, AIA and Carlos Molnar, AIA
Leads board planning for current year and/or leads the development of a multi-year strategic plan that aligns with the Institutes plan.
Chair: Chapter President: Beverly Frank, AIA
TBFAD (Tampa Bay Foundation for Architecture and Design)
Serve as liaison, work with and determine ways to support the new Foundation
AIA Immediate Past President, Phil Trezza, AIA
LOCAL KNOWLEDGE COMMUNITIES
Academy of Architecture for Health
Events, Programs, Initiatives and Networking related to Healthcare Design
Brendan Ellis, AIA
BEC (Building Enclosure Council)
Events, Programs, Initiatives and Networking related to Building Enclosure Topics.
Robert J. Bitterli, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
AIAS / USF SACD
Liaison, Lectures, Student Firm Crawl, AIAS Programs
Bob MacLeod, AIA / Houman Khosravi, AIAS