Meet our 2024 President!
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your president this year. Together with out talented and hard-working Executive Committee, we will continue AIA Birmingham’s history of valuable programs and initiatives to our members and our communities in the upcoming year.
As I step into my new role as this year’s president, I am excited to build on the achievements of past presidents in supporting you through education and celebration. I look forward to encouraging the next generation of architects by raising awareness of who we are and what we do. And I am committed to helping the public understand how their lives are enriched and their environments are elevated- not by building per se, but by Architecture.
Expanding on current chapter momentum, the Executive Committee plans to focus on several key programs and initiatives that we believe are important for our continual growth:
- Chapter meetings and HSWs
- Special symposiums / educational programs like last year’s Healthcare Symposium
- Emerging Professionals – Integrating ARE study with site visits
- Fostering community involement
- Working with the City on zoning and permitting improvements
- Attainable housing initiatives
- Outreach to raise awareness of the architect’s role and its value
This is a great time to focus on making your AIA membership one of your most valuable resources. Part of how that happens is through your involvement and feedback. AIA Birmingham is what you make of it. Our committees work to engage, inspire, transform, and make positive change. I encourage you to make 2024 the year you resolve to get involved – and bring a friend!
We are grateful for executive director Rhea Williams and the staff at Karma Management. The past few years have provided us with many challenges, and our achievements would not be possible without their support, as well as the participation of our members and the generosity of our sponsors. I look forward to serving you all in the upcoming year!