AIA Detroit Board Members

Megan Martin-Campbell, AIA, LEED AP, CSI CDT

President

inFORM studio

Architect, Project Leader

P: 248.449.3564

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

She is 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, she volunteers as a member of the City of Pleasant Ridge Planning Commission and Downtown Development Authority. In 2015, she was selected as Lawrence Technological University’s Pellerin Fellow, which allowed her the opportunity to travel and study the rebuilding efforts of the Tohoko Region of Northern Japan following the Earthquake and Tsunami event of 2011. She have been an active participant in her alma mater with serving on studio guest juries and on the Lawrence Technological University Architecture and Design Alumni Cabinet as Chair Elect.

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Katie Johnson, AIA, PMP, LEED AP

Vice President / President Elect

AECOM

Senior Operations Manager, Principal

P: 313.309.7184

Katie Johnson (Miller) is a Principal at AECOM focused on multidisciplinary collaborations in Michigan cities, including Detroit, Flint and Grand Rapids. Her early career experience in community development—working with northwest Detroit neighborhood residents and southwest Detroit small business owners—led to a lifelong passion for serving Detroit. As an architect and Detroit resident, Katie currently serves on the Detroit Historic District Commission and the Facilities Committee for Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program, an afterschool program on Detroit’s eastside. Katie excels at harvesting diverse viewpoints to foster creative thinking and fuel innovative strategies. Her leadership approach draws on her expertise in both design and business to translate bold ideas into tangible results.

Katie’s AIA involvement includes participation the Practice Innovation Lab, hosted by the Young Architect’s Forum in Washington, D.C. in 2017. At the Practice Innovation Lab, Katie pitched a new practice model for collaboration among architecture firms in professional and community service projects, garnering the event’s “People’s Choice” award and a subsequent Architecture Business Plan Competition award presented at A’18 in New York. Prior to Katie’s involvement with the Practice Innovation Lab, Katie served on AIA Detroit’s Urban Priorities Committee where she led a collaborative effort between AIAD, Detroit Public Schools and the Michigan Association of Planning to host a workshop on the adaptive reuse of vacant school buildings.

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Roland Day II, AIA

Treasurer

John Tagle Associates, Inc.

Architect & Designer

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With over 34 years of experience working on a wide variety of projects, Roland’s primary goal is to passionately create excellent architecture, planning and design focused on regenerating cities and enhancing the quality of urban life and culture. 

Roland has been involved with multiple stages of a wide variety of projects including the renovation of the Cobo Center Convention Center, Museum of African American History [Detroit], and the Greektown Casino. Recent work includes interior|workplace design and experiential graphics for DTE and many other businesses in the metro Detroit area. Having worked for several firms, Roland has also been in private practice for over 16 years, providing professional services on residential and commercial projects.

Having traveled and studied extensively, Roland will bring his experience to bear to enhance and support the AID Board. He has used his leadership skills to serve the community and architectural profession in many ways from participating on several National AIA committees and jury panels to mentoring high school students and serving in various capacities in his church. Two strong areas of interest within the field are Diversity + Inclusion as well as strengthening the reach of our local chapter within the metro Detroit region by developing new programs and opportunities for community outreach.

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Jeff Gaines, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C

Secretary

HED

Associate Principal

P: 248.262.1500

Jeff Gaines AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C is an Associate Principal at HED where he serves as the Director of Design for the Southfield office. With over 30 years of experience in the fields of architecture, planning, and urban design, Mr. Gaines is committed to sustainable design and planning solutions that improve the well-being of those that occupy and are affected by the resulting built environments. He is the past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Detroit Regional Chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council, an organization that he has been involved with since its formation. He is also actively involved in the Detroit Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Michigan Chapter of the American Planning Association. He is a registered architect in the State of Michigan, and a Certified Planner with architecture and planning degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Cincinnati. In addition, he holds certificates from the National Charrette Institute and the Form Based Codes Institute, and is also a Michigan Place Partnership Placemaking Curriculum Certified Trainer. He has also taught Architectural Design and Urban Planning courses at Lawrence Technological University, University of Detroit Mercy, and the University of Michigan.

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Najahyia Chinchilla, AIA, LEED- AP

2022 Past President

Gensler

Senior Associate & Project Manager

P: 313.965.1600

Najahyia Chinchilla is an Architect and Regional Synergy Leader for Gensler. Born and raised in Detroit, Najahyia has had a passion for improving the cities built environment since high school and was further inspired by being a research assistant for the Shrinking Cities project, urban gardening with Grace Boggs and starting the renovation of her own building in Detroit. These experiences led her to pursuing a graduate degree in Architecture at the University of Maryland, where she lead the schools 2015 Solar Decathlon team.

After graduating career opportunities took her to New York where she started with Gensler and worked on corporate interiors and led the AIA NY Emerging Architects Committee and the Highline Design Competition. In 2012 she returned to Detroit and has been working with companies to expand and grow their workplaces in Detroit. Her clients have included Miller Canfield, MarxModa, McCann, Agency 720, GM, Foley, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Detroit Achievement Academy and Adient. She has lead teams working on building repositioning and historic preservation. Najahyia is dedicated to Sustainability- economic, social and environmental- at Gensler she is working with teams to initiate higher awareness and impact of resiliency through the design process.

Najahyia has been an active member AIA Detroit since she moved back, from the Urban Priorities Committee, Jefferson East Pop-Ups to serving on the Board. Curator and designer with Public Design Trust for the UNESCO St. Etienne Footwork Exhibition. She has served as a juror for the Design Core Commerce Design Competition (2018) and on academic juries at local universities.

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Tricia A. Beck, AIA

Michigan Director

SmithGroup

Higher Education Studio Leader

P: 313.983.3600

Tricia is the Higher Education Studio Leader for SmithGroup, one of the largest, integrated
architecture, engineering, and planning firms in the US. She brings nearly 25 years of proven
leadership capabilities and an innovative eye to the projects she champions. Tricia’s continuing
involvement in multiple corporate leadership groups and initiatives demonstrates her ability to
build consensus while working with diverse constituents and peers. Her experience on
SmithGroup’s Leadership Council, Higher Education Practice, Finance Committee, and Growth
Initiative has focused on both talent and geographic growth as well as increasing gender
diversity and the number of women in leadership roles within the firm. She looks forward to
bringing that dialogue to AIA Detroit to tackle parallel socio-economic, cultural, and gender
issues.

Tricia possesses a unique pairing of strategy and empathy within her problem-solving
methodology. Whether she is engaged with a client on conceptualizing a design for a project or
working with a team to develop new approaches, Tricia takes a strategic view. She imparts a high level of empathy in her everyday processes. She seeks to get to know people and understand what makes them tick. By achieving that level of understanding, she can know what their motivators are and works to position them for success. She values and emulates mentorship and encourages others to do the same.

As a passionate coach for the underrepresented in the design profession, she uses the process
of design as a tool to encourage, guide, and open opportunities to women, minorities, and
members of the LGBTQ+ community. She strongly believes that being an architect is a privilege
that carries with it the responsibility to foster justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). The focus of Tricia’s work is in higher education, and that has enabled her to put these beliefs into action while working with clients to solve their JEDI goals.

Tricia is a former AIA Michigan Board Member and participated in the AIA Michigan Educational Facilities Conference Committee for six years. She understands the efficiency of collaboration between Michigan chapters in these challenging economic times. And with career experience gained by working in a small, medium, and large firm in the Detroit region, she also recognizes the challenges and opportunities of Metro Detroit practices in both suburban and downtown locales. Tricia’s background will allow her to help AIA Detroit continue to develop as a more inclusive organization that works to support Architects, the design profession, and all of our allied organizations, all to the mutual success of the other.

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Todd Drouillard, AIA, NCARB

Michigan Director

Ghafari Associates

Senior Project Manager

P: 313.441.3000

Todd Drouillard, AIA is a senior project manager at Ghafari Associates, a position he has held since 2013 when he became the youngest person in the firm’s history to take on this role. With over 18 years of experience working for both small and large firms in the Detroit area, Todd understands that it takes a dedicated group of people to raise a building. As a senior project manager at Ghafari, he works diligently to make sure that all participants have a voice and that objectives and expectations are aligned between client stakeholders, internal team members across A/E disciplines, contractors, and consultants. Todd is the main point of contact for several of the firm’s largest clients and leads A/E teams on a variety of large- and medium-sized projects spanning multiple industries, including the aviation, commercial, government, institutional, healthcare, and industrial / manufacturing sectors. He has played an active role in Ghafari’s pioneering efforts in building information modeling (BIM) and integrated project delivery (IPD), managing several large-scale, complex 3D-enabled projects. As a senior manager, he is also involved with future business planning, firm management, and client stabilization efforts.

Since re-joining Ghafari in 2006, Todd has been an active member of the American Institute of Architects, becoming an internal IDP Mentor and shepherding seven architects to licensure and currently mentoring three intern architects. He is also an active AIA Student Mentor for both the University of Michigan and Lawrence Technological University. At Ghafari, he is the current sponsorship, legislative awareness, and membership liaison that reaches out to AIA Michigan, Michigan Architectural Foundation, and AIA Detroit.

Todd holds a Master of Architecture degree (with special emphasis on urban design and planning) and a Bachelor of Science in architecture, both from Lawrence Technological University. He is certified with the National Council of Architectural Registration Board and is Licensed Architect in the State of Michigan.

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Dorian Moore, AIA, CNU

AIA Michigan Director

Archive Design Studio

Vice President

P: 313.963.6687

Dorian Moore is an urban designer, architect, entrepreneur, educator and developer whose commitment to city building extends into civic leadership. With a strong commitment to redeveloping and enhancing existing urban areas, particularly where physical as well as economic challenges exist, he advocates for a strategic approach to revitalizing cities, based in precedent research and sustainable practices aimed at the long-term viability of neighborhoods, districts, corridors, and downtowns.

Mr. Moore was a member of an international team of architects and urban designers invited to develop a vision for the underutilized “portlands” in Toronto, Canada. He was also a member of the Core Support Staff for the Mayor’s Detroit Land Use Master Plan Task Force in Detroit, Michigan.

He was among a select group of architects and planners invited to Mississippi as part of the charrette planning team for 11 cities along the Gulf Coast that were ravaged by hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Moore was featured in the PBS documentary: Designing Healthy Cities and was consulted on the documentary Beyond the Motor City discussing the future of the Post-Industrial City. He was also featured on the public affairs television programs Spotlight on the News and Back to Back, discussing architecture and urban design in Detroit. He has lectured, recently, in Poughkeepsie, Savannah, Detroit, Ann Arbor, Windsor, Toronto and other national cities, as well as universities and professional organizations on the solutions for the urban environment.

Mr. Moore graduated from the University of Michigan and also studied at the Technical University in Vienna, Austria. He has taught at the University of Windsor, University of Detroit-Mercy, Lawrence Technological University, and Wayne State University. He is also member of the Windsor, Ontario, Planning Board and The Windsor Enforcement of the Arts Board of Directors, where he has provided leadership and guidance on municipal and cultural issues.

Mr. Moore’s commitment to city-building extends beyond design practice, entrepreneurship, and education. He has spent many years traveling to and studying the urban character of more than 300 cities worldwide, using this first-hand experience to aid in his mission of creating environments of great value and long-lasting appeal for people.

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Imani Day, AIA

Detroit Director

Gensler

Architect

P: 313.965.1600

Imani Day is a recently licensed architect with Gensler and former Adjunct Professor of Design at the University of Detroit Mercy. She is also an editorial fellow with the Avery Review. After graduating from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2011, she worked with Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York City for four years. Day moved to Detroit in 2015 to focus on community-oriented design projects around the city with a strong passion for educational spaces and cultural work. She also has served as an executive board member for the Detroit chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

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Pankaj Patel, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP® BD+C

Detroit Director

Albert Kahn Associates

Director of Architecture

P: 313.202.7000

With over 30 years of experience, Pankaj Patel is the Director of Architecture and a Corporate Director at Albert Kahn Associates. Before joining Kahn in 1998, Pankaj worked at Ghafari, Nordstrom Samson Associates, and WBDC. He was raised in Uganda, EA then migrated to India and completed his Architecture Degree from Maharaj Sayajirao University in Gujarat. After his undergraduate degree, he studied Urban Planning at UCL, London, England. He immigrated to the United States in 1982 and has worked in the field of Architecture since.

Pankaj is currently licensed in Michigan and 14 other states and has completed numerous successful projects that have received national and local AIA awards. His recent projects in the local area include the Detroit Zoo Polk Penguin Conservation Center, Cobo Hall/TCF Center, and the GM Riverfront. Outside of Michigan, he has recently finished the Erie Insurance Headquarters in Erie, PA. Pankaj recently completed eleven years as a founding member and board member of the AIAD Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit.

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Andrea Marquez, Associate AIA

Associate Director

Communities First, Inc. - Detroit Office

Project Coordinator

P: 810.422.5358

Andrea Marquez is a social justice advocate and design strategist seeking to co-create resilient communities that are healthy and equitable. She is the project coordinator and designer for a local non-profit organization, Communities First, Inc., with a mission to build healthy, vibrant communities, through economic development, affordable housing, and innovative programming. Some projects she’s involved with include rehabilitating vacant schools into affordable residential housing and mixed-use developments. Andrea’s work aims to improve community health in underserved neighborhoods through sustainable and cultural place-making, financial literacy programs, and food equity.

Andrea pursued her Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture degrees from the University of Michigan with a focus in Healthy Cities. She is originally from South Florida where she worked on commercial, hospitality, and residential projects in Miami and the Caribbean at Hamed Rodriguez Architects, Inc. Moving to the Midwest from South Florida as a first-generation Latinx college student enabled her to tackle challenges with a unique socio-political lens. Her passion for climate-resilient architecture evolved to include historical rehabilitation and health by design. Recently, she joined the City of Detroit’s Nature Pocket Community Advisory Committee (ACA) to improve walkability and equitable access to green spaces throughout Detroit.

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Brandon Kinsey, Honorary Affiliate AIAMI

Affiliate Director

CENTRIA

District Sales Manager

P: 800.759.7474

As CENTRIA’s District Sales Manager in the greater Detroit area, I oversee consultive sales of projects from design through construction.  I work hand in hand with architects and engineers assisting with wall design and engineering with metal wall panels.  I also manage six members of CENTRIA’s dealer network.

 I am a veteran member of AIA since 2002 and have served on the Mid-Summer Conference committee for 13 years.  Other professional industry affiliations include the AIA Michigan Board of Directors (2012 – 2017), AIA Toledo Board of Directors (2016-2018), and Trustee of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (2015 – 2019).  I will start another two-year term with MAF in 2022.   I am the current co-chair of the foundation’s annual golf outing.  In 2016 I was the recipient of the AIA Michigan Honorary Affiliate Award.

In my 22 years with CENTRIA, I have earned President Club status for outstanding sales 14 times, President’s Circle of Excellence in 2016, 2017 and achieved the company’s highest sales volume in 2012. I have served as a member of CENTRIA’s insulated metal panel (IMP) product development team, as well as the sales team advisory council.

I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Eastern Michigan University.  I currently reside in Dundee with my wife, Julie, and two children Carson and Nora.

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Lauren Myrand, Associate AIA

Executive Director

AIA Detroit

Executive Director and Architect Enabler

P: 313.588.1411

Lauren was brought on board at AIA Detroit shortly after graduating with her Masters of Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2012. She has a history of organizational leadership and strategic marketing throughout her educational career, including acting as the UDM AIAS Vice President from 2010-2011. She is passionate about the Detroit community and the potential for AIA Detroit’s involvement, and is extremely excited by the direction the organization is moving in.

Away from business, Lauren has a deep love for theatre and literature. She relishes the time spent with good friends and good food. One of her favorite hobbies is to laugh, and she oftentimes sings at the top of her lungs in the car.

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Patty Rooney,

Director of Marketing and Communications

AIA Detroit

Communications Coordinator and Media Magician

P: 313.757.5101

After working with AIA Detroit on various projects, Patty is ecstatic to join the AIA Detroit Team. She founded Rooney and Company in 2014 after graduating from Western Michigan University with a degree in Film, Video, & Media Studies. As the owner of a visual media company, she has years of experience coordinating crew, clients, and talent to ensure high quality work that elevates the voices of nonprofits, small businesses, and corporations she’s had the pleasure of working with.

Patty is looking forward to increasing public awareness of the architecture profession’s impact on Metro Detroit’s ever-changing landscape, and championing the programs, initiatives, and accomplishments of the AIA Detroit community and its members.

In her spare time, she can be found writing sketch comedy and improvising at Planet Ant in Hamtramck. Spending time with her husband, friends, and family is her greatest joy, and she will never turn down a cannoli or the opportunity to show off a photo of her scrappy terrier, Mosby.

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