AIA Pennsylvania Announces 2015 Board of Directors

AIA Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its 2015 Board of Directors including 14 incumbents and six new members. At its first Board meeting of the year, new Board President, Michael Skolnick, AIA, of PZS Architects in Philadelphia presided.

“Representing the interests of architects in governmental affairs and advocating for public policies that emphasize good design and responsible stewardship of the built and natural environments are at the heart of our mission,” said Skolnick. “We believe young architects and emerging professionals are shaping the future of the architectural profession, and we will seek their involvement in all aspects of the organization.”

The 2015 Board of Directors is composed of members from across the state representing the Commonwealth’s eight local AIA chapters. 

Michael Skolnick, AIASkolnick

Immediate Past President:
Howard Quaintance, AIA

PA Regional Representative to the Strategic Council:
Chip Desmone, AIADesmone

Associate Member Director:
Joanna Beres, Assoc. AIA

Bucks County:
Gary R. O’Connor, AIA (New Board Member)

Central PA:
Chris Dawson, AIA (New Board Member)
Rich Gribble, AIA (New Board Member)

Eastern PA:
Eugene P. Berg, AIA
Scott J. Compton, AIA Compton

Middle PA:
Richard L. Karcher, AIA

Northeastern PA:
Roger M. Williams, AIA

Northwestern PA:
Adam J. Trott, AIA (Treasurer)Trott

Elie-Antoine Atallah, AIA
Robert C. Kelly, AIA (Secretary)Kelly
Elizabeth C. Masters, AIA (President-Elect)Masters
J. Scott O’Barr, AIA, NCARB (New Board Member)

Dutch MacDonald, AIA (New Board Member)
Marc Mondor, AIA (New Board Member)
Gwen W. Dakis, AIA

AIA Pennsylvania would also like to acknowledge the service of its outgoing 2014 Board members.

Immediate Past President:
Gary J. Matczak, AIA

PA Regional Director:
William J. Bates, AIA

AIA Bucks County:
E. Jane Wilson, AIA

AIA Central PA:
Bruce R. Johnson, AIA
Matthew R. Luttrell, AIA

AIA Pittsburgh:
Carlton R. Bolton, AIA
Paula R. Maynes, AIA

Each board member serves a three year term. Photos are available.

About AIA Pennsylvania
Founded in 1909, AIA Pennsylvania is the state-wide component of The American Institute of Architects. AIA Pennsylvania, headquartered in Harrisburg, is governed by a Board of Directors representing eight local AIA chapters across the Commonwealth. Our Association serves approximately 2,600 members. Visit