President’s Letter

Danny Trotter, AIA (CCR Architecture & Interiors)

“….Sorry I was on Mute” – One of the many phrases from 2020

We have many favorite phrases from last year that we are trying to forget. This pandemic has changed the way we work, play, and treat people. This will especially have a growing effect on the way we design our built environments. In this ever changing world, we need to be leaders in design, and the best way we can do this is through membership, organization, advocacy, and showing the value of architecture in our everyday lives.

AIA hosts numerous events throughout the year that connect us (virtually), the architectural industry, and surrounding communities as well. We can share ideas, ask for advice, volunteer to be a speaker, or serve on committees. I have served on boards and committees and have met some great colleagues and made long lasting relationships all over the U.S.

The more you participate, the more you will gain from AIA. We plan to have the same quality programs but without the handshakes and the hugs from Rhea.

“The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it’s to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel they’re valued.” – Sir Ken Robinson

Here at the AIA your creativity will be valued.

Danny Trotter, AIA – 2021 AIA Birmingham President
CCR Architecture & Interiors