October 27, 2017

2018 AIA Detroit Board Nominees

Please Join AIA Detroit for our Annual Meeting on Thursday, November 16th, at 6:30PM. The meeting will be held at the Madison Building off Broadway in downtown Detroit.

We hope you will join us for some cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres as we wrap up another successful year at AIA Detroit.  We encourage you to RSVP for this free event.  If you cannot make the meeting in person and wish to participate in the election, you must request an absentee ballot by sending your name and AIA Number to elections@aiadetroit.com by November 10th, 2017.

RSVP Here for the Annual Meeting

GET TO KNOW THIS YEAR’S SLATE OF CANDIDATES…

VICE PRESIDENT/PRESIDENT ELECT

Andrew A. Dunlap, AIA, NCARB
 
I am honored to be nominated for the Vice President position on the AIA Detroit Board. I have been actively involved in the Detroit architectural community for over two decades. Some of my most recent endeavors related to the community and the general architectural / construction industry has been my involvement in our local chapter of the Building Enclosure Council (BEC). I participated in the steering group committee that started the chapter in 2008, and was on the board since its inception. I completed my final term as the past chair of the committee in 2015.

Additionally, over the past two years, I have had the fortunate opportunity to sit on the AIA Detroit Board of Directors, currently serving as the Treasurer. My experience with the Detroit Board has exposed me to many other avenues in which I am able to serve our members. I have had many great experiences working with the passionate and dedicated members of both the BEC and AIA Detroit chapters and look forward to continuing our work.

Throughout my tenure serving on the BEC board, I was deeply involved in the financial aspects of the chapter and also served as the primary educational programs chair. Based on these past and current experiences, I believe that a thorough understanding of the financial standing of an organization is required in order to make sound decisions that may have both long term and short term impacts on the success of the chapter.

I also believe that providing opportunities to our members for education is one of the best methods to support them in their careers. Often, there are potential connections that can be made that involve the community and education. This past year the AIA Detroit chapter has made significant efforts to provide these opportunities and I look forward to continuing to find new avenues to support our members in their careers and our community with its growth.

I am encouraged by our past success and understand that a collaborative approach including local owners, architects, contractors, trades, manufacturers, and anyone else that has a vested interest in the built environment is required to continue the process of transforming our city and region.

I would like to thank you for considering me for the Vice President position and I look forward to continuing to work with the current board and to serve the greater Detroit architectural community as a whole.

SECRETARY

Timothy Flintoff, AIA, NCARB
 
For the past year, I have had the honor of serving as both an AIA Michigan Director on the AIA Detroit Board. This opportunity has allowed me to learn a tremendous amount regarding the time commitment, dedication and effort that is required to serve our memberships, which can be witnessed by the outstanding programming that we develop and maintain from year to year. My interest in working with the organization lies in my dedication to the profession, from the fundamental principles that our membership represents, to the ability of AIA to expand and grow towards the future. I feel that my professional and personal experiences qualify me as the best candidate to be elected to serve AIA Detroit on the Executive Committee as Secretary.

I have been working in the architecture profession since the mid-2000s. My project experience has covered a wide variety of project types ranging from hospitality, healthcare, industrial, residential, retail, and mixed use to federal/government work. Currently, I am a Project Manager with Hamilton Anderson Associates and was previously Project Architect with NSA Architect- Engineers. I received my Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Master of Architecture from Lawrence Technological University. Along with my wife Ashley and our two huskies and one cat, we are currently renovating a 103 year old home in Detroit’s Woodbridge neighborhood. I am also an Eagle Scout and active member of the Boy Scouts of America, serving state wide and nationally with the organization for several years.

I have been an active member of the AIA for over 10 years starting with the early formation of the Emerging Professionals committee, leading and lecturing for the ARE Prep Committee in 2012. Additionally, I have been a member of the AIA Michigan Government Affairs Committee since 2008, working with fellow Associates and AIA members to successfully pass several legislative efforts including the ARE timing bill and actively advocating on behalf of our organization.

I look forward to using my experience, knowledge and passion for the City of Detroit and the profession to enhance the mission and vision of AIA Detroit.

Salvatore A. Moschelli, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
 
I have been a member of AIA for thirteen years and have been actively engaged for ten. In that time I‘ve served the AIA in many capacities, which has provided me with intimate detail and insight into our chapter operations and committees. These experiences make me uniquely qualified to serve on the Executive Committee of AIA Detroit as your Secretary.

In 2007 I became a founding member of the Emerging Professionals Committee, where we pushed our chapter leadership to create a voice for an underserved part of our membership. While serving on this committee, not only did we spawn successful sub-committees including PechaKucha Night and ARE Prep, but we also hosted numerous events that turned out attendance of over 300 people, and boasted some of the largest chapter committee active membership at meetings. Our chapter was very different ten years ago than it is today, and I believe the work of that committee helped shape the direction the chapter is headed presently.

In the summer of 2007 I joined the AIAMI Government Affairs Committee with the goal to get the NCARB Model Law on ARE Timing adopted in Michigan. Over the course of two years, I co-chaired and orchestrated a comprehensive grassroots approach in support of the ARE Timing Bill which was successfully signed into law in March of 2009. Shortly after the law was passed I became one of six people in the country, and the first ever member of AIA Detroit, to be awarded the AIA National Jason Pettigrew Memorial Scholarship which pays for all of the licensing exams as well as study materials for qualified A.R.E. candidates.

In my early AIA committee involvement, I infused my background of specialized fraternity training in member recruitment, strategic planning, operations, and finances where I interfaced regularly with AIA board leadership and staff. As a result, in 2012, when AIA Detroit had a vacancy in the newly created paid position of Business Manager, I was asked by those board members to fill the position as a stop-gap measure. During my time as Business Manager, we executed the largest Award Celebration our chapter had seen, developed a comprehensive sponsorship initiative, executed a high level of communication through our website, social media, and email blasts, and drilled deep into strategic planning for the direction of the chapter and the development of a Center for Design. In a recent recommendation letter for the AIA Detroit 2017 Young Architect Award, a past AIA Detroit Chapter President said “Sam was able to lead during a significant change in our chapter’s support structure. When Sam joined us, we were restructuring the chapter’s vision and path in the Detroit architectural community. Change, whether it’s called restructuring or vision, is always difficult. It takes strong leadership and dedication. I firmly believe Sam’s role as our Business Manager, led us to where we are today. We now have a firm direction and people are taking notice of our relevance as architects in the rebirth of Detroit as a thriving city.”

After helping shift the AIA Honor Awards into the Celebration of Architecture in 2012, we knew the Celebration could become the crown jewel of events for AIA Detroit. When I transitioned off of AIA Detroit staff, and back to a volunteer, I promised to continue growing sponsorship as it was where the chapter needed the most growth in order to meet its long term vision. In the second year of the Celebration, I used sponsorship to guide the design of the space, enabling me to double sponsorship dollars. In 2014, I doubled it again. In these past five years I have facilitated sponsorship efforts that have raised over $300,000 in sponsorship and over $340,000 in in-kind services for the chapter. It has been exciting to see the Celebration continue to gain momentum year after year and become the largest event for architects and the design community in Michigan.

I feel that my long tenured experience in the AIA highlights why I’m the right candidate to serve you in this position and I hope that I will have your vote.

 

MICHIGAN DIRECTOR (1 Position Available)

Charles E. Lewis, AIA
 
Charles E. Lewis, Jr., is a Senior Vice President, Director of Student Life at Integrated Design Solutions. He has over 31 years of experience in the AE industry. Chuck’s experience is wide-ranging from college and university facilities, K-12 schools, laboratories, sports and recreation and airport work. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from University of Houston.

Chuck has served on the AIA Detroit Executive Committee as Treasurer, Vice President, and President serving as a Michigan Director on AIAMI over the last two years. Deeply connected to AIA Detroit’s mission and vision, Chuck understands the importance of AIA Detroit representation at the State level. He is dedicated to moving the organization forward as a respected voice in the community for the practice of architecture, and he is passionate about reaffirming our ties to other design disciplines and civil leaders. As AIA Michigan Director, Chuck will continue to be an advocate for AIA Detroit Members and their interests.

IDS is a full-service Architectural/ Engineering firm of over 115 professionals, located in Troy and Grand Rapids, specializing in architecture, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, technology and interior design.

 

DETROIT DIRECTOR (2 Positions Available)

Patty Boyle, AIA, LEED AP
 
Appointed to the AIA Detroit Board in 2017 to fill a vacancy, Patty is seeking election as a Detroit Director to continue her service to the AIA Detroit Board and its members.

Patty is an accomplished architect and leader in the practice of architecture. As the Corporate Director of Architecture at SmithGroupJJR, she is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the firm’s architecture discipline, and advancing innovation in project delivery in all of SmithGroupJJR’s locations. Patty also continues to lead project teams as a senior Project Architect, completing many noteworthy and award-winning projects in Detroit and across the country.

In 2016, Patty began Detroit Women in Architecture – an informal association of women involved in architecture from around the Detroit region. The goals for the group are to promote and support the work of women architects and to contribute to improving diversity and inclusion in the profession. Patty also contributes to the recently reformed AIA Detroit Committee on the Environment (COTE).

As a Detroit Director, Patty would advocate for:
• an AIA Detroit Board that is focused on effectively serving all of its members;
• improving diversity and inclusion in our profession; and
• advancing the value of design in our community.

Alexander Briseño, AIA, LEED AP
 
Alexander Briseño is Vice President and Design Director for HKS’ Detroit office. Born and raised in Michigan, Alex spent 15 years of his career in New York with Arquitectonica and Perkins Eastman designing residential, mixed-use, hospitality, K-12, retail and healthcare projects. Alex holds a BS in Architecture and MArch from the University of Michigan. He also briefly attended Lawrence Tech, as well as SCI-Arc’s graduate program in Switzerland. Alex has held teaching positions in design and architectural writing at Pratt Institute and New Jersey Institute of Technology and has been a juror and panelist for ArchVoices, Build Boston, AIA Detroit, Princeton University, University of Michigan, LTU and CCNY. His projects have received numerous awards; including Best High-rise, Best New Condo and Best Suite Design in Toronto to Best Hospital in the Middle East, as well as the 2017 AIA Detroit People’s Choice Award for HKS’ Sugar Hill Arts District submission.

In 2001, Alexander was a founding member of the design journal 306090, whose inaugural edition featured his graduate thesis featuring Detroit’s historic – but now demolished – Madison Theater and the work of Peter Greenaway. In addition to his role as editor, he directed and curated four exhibits of work from emerging practitioners in Michigan and New York, including the inaugural exhibit at the iconic Steven Holl and Vito Acconci-designed Storefront for Art & Architecture, a venue he secured on a whim by taking a chance and walking into the gallery on a lunch break while the staff were demounting a previous exhibit. Alex also researched and authored several grant applications that secured funding from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Since returning to Detroit in the summer of 2016, Alex has been involved in the AIA Urban Priorities Committee, assisted the AIA Emerging Professionals Committee with programming ideas and provided students with comprehensive and systems studio reviews at LTU and the University of Michigan. He also coordinated the 2017 HKS Design Fellowship in collaboration with Cass Community Social Services, pairing 4 young designers with 12 students from nine regional design schools to charrette creative ideas for the lack of affordable transient housing near Midtown’s medical campus on an empty lot controlled by CCSS. This culminated in a Jolly Pumpkin-sponsored event in a 100-year-old automobile warehouse in Midtown. As an AIA Detroit Director, Alex will continue to influence the elevation of professional and public design discourse. Specifically, he aims to further efforts of collaboration between the AIA and the City of Detroit, promoting the City’s initiatives that increase the value placed on quality design informed by local conditions and culture. He hopes to create more permanent venues where these discussions can occur within the city of Detroit and to make those discussions more public and inclusive.

Jeff Gaines AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C
 
I am passionate about design, planning and sustainability and am an architect that has practiced on both coasts and (for the past 3 decades) in Detroit. I am thrilled to be part of the resurgence that is happening in our City and continue to actively promote the expansion of successful urban-oriented planning and development in downtown/midtown and into the surrounding neighborhoods. We – architects – are in a unique position to actively be part of a mind change of defining what it means to live, work, and/or play in Detroit. AIA Detroit has been instrumental in changing the attitudes of our own local profession about practicing architecture in this City – and we are finding the increasing appeal and value of being part of this important and representative organization. I would like the opportunity to continue the momentum and help guide the organization moving forward by offering my own experiences and insights.

Past Chair of the Board of Directors, Detroit Regional Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council
• Offered enhanced education and training opportunities through chapter program development
• Built alliances with like-minded organizations and others outside of architectural circles
• Improved coordination between the National organization and the Chapter

Continue to promote AIA Detroit for architects in southeast Michigan
• Promote additional recognition and respect for our own home-grown talents and capabilities
• Build relationships and connections with others that are influential to our profession
• Raise education and awareness of relevant issues important for our professional development

Look for additional opportunities to connect architects with the rest of the population
• Share our passions with the outside world in a manner they can appreciate and relate to
• Encourage others to join our causes
• Promote good design in Detroit is good business

Megan Martin-Campbell AIA, LEED AP, CSI CDT
 
I would like to be considered for one of the two open Detroit Director positions for the upcoming 2018 AIA Detroit Board elections. I’ve been an active member of the Detroit chapter since 2007. I am a strong advocate for giving back to the profession, the inclusive need for public engagement, and being involved through volunteerism. In recent years, I’ve supported the AIA’s involvement of Life Remodeled as a volunteer, CANstruction as a participant, and attended events such as the Celebration of Architecture and volunteered as part of the clean-up crew. From 2007-2014 I was involved with the House Tour Committee as a docent, host, committee member and chair of the House Tour Committee for the West Bloomfield and Detroit Tours. The committee work with the House Tour provided the opportunity to work alongside our local architects, home and business owners, product representatives and affiliates, AIA leadership, and students to provide a quality architectural engagement event with the public.

I am a licensed architect and project leader at inFORM studio where I bring a comprehensive understanding of design, research, and technical implementation to projects. My interest in social justice and place-based environments as applied to architecture have been exhibited in various projects throughout my career such as working alongside non-profit organizations and governmental agencies in and around Detroit, Michigan. I hold a strong belief of architecture as a tool for public engagement, which lead me to becoming involved with the AIA Detroit Chapter with committee participation starting in 2007.

I am an active member of the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and served as a committee chair to the House Tour from 2011-2014. Outside of the AIA, I volunteer as a member of the City of Pleasant Ridge Planning Commission and Downtown Development Authority. In 2015, I was selected as Lawrence Technological University’s Pellerin Fellow where I traveled and studied the rebuilding efforts of the Tohoko Region of Northern Japan following the Earthquake and Tsunami event of 2011. I have been an active participant in my alma mater with serving on studio guest juries and on the Lawrence Technological University Architecture and Design Alumni Cabinet as Chair Elect.

Please consider me for a Detroit Director position as a way to engage the organization on a new level. As a Detroit Director, a goal is to be involved with/liaison to one of the up and coming committees of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Small Firms Committee; or the resurgence of the House + Building Tour Committee.

Christopher D. Vogelheim, AIA, LEED AP
 
Christopher Vogelheim is a studio leader at Harley Ellis Devereaux, where he leads the design of a variety of project typologies, including higher education, advanced manufacturing, research and development, and workplace environments that inspire and support mission-focused clients. Chris’ work emphasizes the importance of quality design leadership and the human experience of architectural space, fusing an integrated approach to design and research with a passion for “design that creates value” and a reverence for place. Beyond project focused work, Chris believes in advocacy for, and advancement of the value of design through leadership; participating as a mentor within his firm and as an IDP mentor for emerging professionals. He also promotes his belief in the value of design through his community service efforts with life remodeled, local planning and historic district commissions, and participation as a guest design juror.

I have grown to appreciate the exceptional service that AIA Detroit provides to our design community in terms of advocacy, elevation of design and sustainability dialogues, and visibility of the architectural profession to the greater community. My interest is in advancing these goals and promoting what we as architects all know—that design matters and design creates value. I am fulfilled when I bring this value to clients and my community. With our engagement and passion, we prove that buildings positively impact people, the community, and our world to create a better society and a better existence. There is no more crucial time for AIA Detroit to help our profession be united in addressing how our profession can influence positive change on this broader level than the present. The way architecture is marketed and delivered is changing, and I believe AIA Detroit can help us navigate to meet these ever complex challenges and increase the visibility of architecture, the value of our profession, and elevate the positive impact of great design.

 

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Bryce Gamper, Associate AIA
 
Bryce has over five years’ experience working in the profession of the built environment, previously working in both construction management during college, and in retail design after graduation. With a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from Lawrence Technological University, he has also experimented in Industrial Design, and has taken that experience with him as an influence to his design style and creative thought process. Currently, Bryce is a designer at dPOP, in Detroit, focusing on commercial office designs – impacting the workspaces of the downtown core. While working, Bryce is also actively documenting his hours with AXP on his pursuit to licensure.

In addition, Bryce has been an active member of the Detroit chapter of the American Institute of Architects where he served as the co-chair of the Urban Priorities Committee, working on projects to develop stronger communities in the city of Detroit. During his time as co-chair the committee focused their efforts on place making initiatives and community design ventures. He was heavily involved in the conceptual and strategic stages of the Michigan Avenue community project: bringing together designers, architects, and community members to create a new vision for the avenue, extending the success of the Corktown district further into the neighborhood. In the past he has also served on the AIA Detroit PR committee, and on the national board of the American Institute of Architecture Students as the Midwest Quadrant Director. He served as the 2017 AIA Detroit Associate Director, and during that time helped implement the Detroit Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program that is currently underway. He looks forward to working with the inaugural class of scholars and watching the program flourish in years to come.

Liz Stanfel, Associate AIA
 
My name is Liz Stanfel and I want to serve you as the 2018 AIA Detroit Associate Director. As a recent graduate of Rice University’s Bachelors of Architecture program, I moved to Detroit in the summer 2016 to participate in Challenge Detroit, a fellowship program in which young professionals provide design-thinking services to Detroit area non-profits. My involvement in AIA Detroit began as I sought opportunities to engage with a professional network in my new home. Since February, I have managed social media channels for the Emerging Professionals Committee, contributed to event planning and promotion, and piloted an Emerging Designer exhibition at AIA Celebration. Offline, I work to build new relationships on the ground in Detroit expanding a diverse network.

AIA Detroit’s future impact depends on engaging young talent and energy. As a young person balancing licensure, office work, and volunteering, I am equipped to offer the kind of ideas and feedback needed to help AIA reach this demographic. Like many young designers, I am driven by a desire to have a positive impact. I am passionate about forming creative and lasting partnerships and I would be excited to help shape AIA Detroit’s future.

 

AFFILIATE DIRECTOR

Peter Kyte, AIAD Affiliate
 
Peter Kyte comes to Bluewater with years of worldwide experience in designing & creating exceptional experiences for unique live event, retail, museum and architectural spaces. His experience in roles as a design consultant, creative director and creative consultant continue to grow. He has built his career leveraging technology and design in the service of specific brand strategies as a Creative Director and as an Architect of unique engagements.

He began his career traveling the world in the cruise ship industry and quickly found himself moving to Las Vegas to expand into the corporate and large-scale venue market. Peter’s best works are crafted in a collaborative environment working with clients, artists, architects, engineers and designers. In his role as Director of Creative Business Development Peter’s focus is leveraging Bluewater’s platform to amplify his client’s stories.

 

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