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Leads board planning for­current­year and/or leads the development of a multi-year strategic plan that aligns with the Institutes plan.­­­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 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.

Chairs:­ Beverly Frank, 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: Gloria Kloter, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Marino Zeller, Assoc. AIA

Communications­­| ­Media Relations
Works with staff on Member Communications, Website, Social Media, Media Relations

Chair:­ Travis Horn

Continuing Education­
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:­ TBD

Identifies potential fellowship candidates and encourages and assists with their application

Chair: Henry Woodroffe, FAIA­

Gallery AIA
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

Golf Tournament
Conducts annual golf tournament to benefit the chapter’s scholarship program.

Chair:­ Al Ramphal, 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:­ Angela Hendershot, AIA­­

Plans Monthly Membership Meetings and leads and oversees membership retention and recruitment efforts per Membership Calendar in
policy manual.­­

Chair: Patrick Thorpe, AIA­

Identifies potential board candidates and prepares
slate for membership vote or acceptance­

Chair: VP/President-elect: Patrick Thorpe, AIA­

Sporting Clays Event­­­
Conducts sporting clays tournament to benefit the chapter’s scholarship program.

Chair/Co-Chairs:­ TBD

Strategic Planning
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: Chris Culbertson, 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, Beverly Frank, AIA








Women in Architecture Committee
The WIA TB Committee is an inclusive group that focuses on recognizing the women in our industry who are role models and that are paving the way in our Tampa Bay community. Not only architects but also landscape architects, interior designers, engineers, and women in the construction industry in general.­ If you are eager and passionate for what we stand for email us your ideas so we can include them in the next committee meeting! Check the calendar and our social media for meeting dates and future events.




Chair: Gloria Kloter Int'l Assoc. AIA Co Chair: Angelica Romero, Assoc. AIA­



Academy of Architecture for Health
Events, Programs, Initiatives and Networking related to Healthcare Design

Christopher Davis, AIA­

BEC (Building Enclosure Council)
Events, Programs, Initiatives and Networking related to Building Enclosure Topics.

Robert J. Bitterli, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP­

Liaison, Lectures, Student Firm Crawl, AIAS Programs

Bob MacLeod, AIA / Maria Ale Gomez, AIAS­



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