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Email our Executive Director Tara Rizzi at tararizzi@aiasb.com with your committee of interest

Executive Committee

Purpose: Executive Committee meets between Board Meetings to review issues facing the organization, weighing pros and cons and making preliminary decisions, to be ratified by the board as a whole at the actual board meeting.

This includes: corporate structure, bylaws, policies, legal, budgets/ finances, governance, presidential citation

2018 Goals: Improve the Chapter’s financial stability by increasing & diversifying revenue sources, improve committee communications/interactions to ensure they achieve their 2018 goals, improve the relationship with AFSB through increased collaboration on joint programs.

Chair: Keith Rivera AIA
Vice Chair: Robert Ooley FAIA
Committee: Matthew Beausoleil AIA, Tai Yeh AIA, Dan Johnston AIA, Clay Aurell AIA, Barry Winick AIA, Jose Luis Esparza AIA, Ellen Bildsten AIA, Tara Rizzi
Meeting Schedule: Monthly

Programs Committee

Purpose: To plan events that serve the educational needs of our members and promote architectural thought: Lunchtime Learning, Hard Hat Tours, ADA Seminars, Code Seminars

2018 Goals: Improve the relevance/value to membership of 2018 programs

Chair: Robert Ooley FAIA
Committee: Tara Rizzi, Keith Rivera AIA, Erica Obertelli Assoc AIA, Tai Yeh AIA, Dennis Whelan AIA
Meeting Schedule: Monthly

Design Awards

Purpose: To recognize & promote excellence in design of our chapter’s members by implementing an annual design awards program and exhibits.

2018 Goals: Broaden program participation by recruiting entries from members who have not previously submitted; Continue to recruit a well-qualified, diverse jury; Increase involvement

Chair: Keith Rivera AIA
Vice Chair: Robert Ooley FAIA
Committee: Dan Johnston AIA, Clay Aurell AIA, Barry Winick AIA, Jose Luis Esparza AIA, Tom Bollay AIA, Armando Arias Assoc AIA, Tara Rizzi
Meeting Schedule: Monthly

ArchitecTours

Purpose: To organize and execute a successful annual tour event through community participation.

2018 Goals: Increase public involvement, broaden program participation by recruiting entries from members who have not previously participated

Chair: Karen Feeney
Committee: Holly Nuovo, Tara Rizzi, Erica Obertelli AIA, Janet Shotwell, Paul Belmont, Ellen Bildsten AIA (advisory), Izzy Savage
Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of each month

Kids Draw Architecture

(Joint committee with AFSB )

Purpose: To assist the AFSB to organize and execute a successful KDA event through chapter and community participation.

2018 Goals: Increase AIA membership KDA participation

Chair: Cass Ensberg FAIA
Committee: Stephanie Poole AIA, Paul Rupp AIA, Izzy Savage

Membership Committee

Purpose: To add value to our organization by creating opportunities for networking, education and leadership.

2018 Goals: To provide value and opportunities for involvement and inclusion to all members of our chapter.

Chair: Matt Beausoleil AIA
Committee: Ellen Bildsten AIA, Inga Langford AIAS, Erica Obertelli Assoc AIA, Paul Rupp AIA, Robert Ooley FAIA, Matt Beausoleil AIA, Schuyler Bartholomay AIA

Fellowship Committee

Purpose: To raise the awareness and importance of AIA Fellowship, to encourage others to apply for Fellowship, to celebrate AIA Fellowship.

2018 Goals: Increase the number of AIASB Fellowship applications & Fellows

Chair: Robert Ooley FAIA
Committee: Michael Holliday FAIA, Cass Ensberg FAIA, Dennis Thompson FAIA

Past Presidents, Emeriti Committee

Purpose: To re-engage members with substantial collective knowledge and past service to the chapter.

2018 Goals: Increase Past President/ Emeriti participation on AIASB committees & activities

Chair: Keith Rivera AIA
Members: Past Presidents

Oral History Project Committee

Purpose: Preserve AIASB history by conducting oral history interviews with senior members.

2018 Goals: Complete the first interview video and make it available on line to the membership; Secure additional funding for future interview projects.

Chair: Robert Ooley FAIA
Vice Chair: Ellen Bildsten AIA, Karen Feeney

Emerging Professionals

Purpose: Assist recent graduates with ARE preparation, provide networking and mentorship opportunities for students, recent graduates and newly licensed architects

2018 Goals: Increase the success rate of members ARE’s; Establish lines of communication and interactions with AIAS at SBCC.

Chair: Erica Obertelli Assoc AIA, Vice Chair: Open
Committee: Laura Benard Assoc AIA, Armando Arias Assoc AIA, Paul Rupp AIA

ARE Study Group meets every Wednesday 6pm at 424 Olive Street for ARE review and socializing.

Emerging Professionals Lecture series is held on the first Wednesday of each month at varying locations.

PR/Outreach

Purpose: To add value to our organization by organizing, creating and publicizing the identity of our chapter and its actions.

2018 Goals: Become the central point of contact for the chapter’s & committee’s PR efforts; Produce PR document templates for use by committees; Provide committees with graphic design support from the membership.

Chair: Executive Committee

Indy Architecturally Speaking Column

Purpose: Manage the SB Independent column as editor, to organize and create articles for publication once a month.

2018 Goals: Produce 12 columns and a steady readership

Chair: Barry Winick AIA
Committee: Karen Feeney, Clay Aurell AIA, Dan Johnston AIA, Dennis Whelan AIA

Website Committee

Purpose: To create a new beautiful functioning website for AIASB

2018 Goals: Get the new AIASB website up and running in the first quarter of 2018

Chair: Tai Yeh AIA
Committee: Holly Nuovo, Tara Rizzi, Detty Peikhart AIA, Erica Obertelli Assoc AIA, Izzy Savage

Bylaws / Policy Review Committee

2018 Goals: Review bylaws and develop policies

Chair: Robert Ooley
Vice Chair: Tai Yeh AIA
Committee: Matt Beausoleil AIA, Schuyler Bartholomay AIA
Meeting Schedule: As Needed

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