AIA Pennsylvania Board Ushers in 2018 with Strategic Mindset

AIA Pennsylvania is pleased to announce its 2018 Board of Directors and governing Executive Committee members led by 2018 AIA Pennsylvania President, Scott J. Compton, AIA.

After setting the foundation for success in 2017 with the assistance of outgoing President Robert Kelly, Mr. Compton is ready to dig in implement a bold, new undertaking for 2018. 

“The Board of Directors of AIA Pennsylvania are excited to announce the formation of our Strategic Council. This new forum, composed of AIA members, civic and business trendsetters, and notable thought leaders, will be tasked with developing AIA Pennsylvania’s community outreach strategies, acting as Citizen Architects throughout the Commonwealth. We look forward to identifying opportunities for statewide member participation with the Strategic Council as we focus the architect’s innate problem-solving talent on local community issues.”

Scott serves as Managing Principal of Chicago-based Klein and Hoffman‘s Philadelphia Office, where his responsibilities include general financial oversight, serving as Principal Architect, and representing the firm within the professional community while expanding business development opportunities in the region. Learn more about Scott’s career trajectory and areas of expertise here.

The following board members will join Mr. Compton as members of the Executive Committee.

PRESIDENT ELECT Chip Desmone, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Pittsburgh
Desmone is Principal/President of Desmone Architects with offices in Pittsburgh and Morgantown.

TREASURER Jeff Pastva, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Pastva is a project architect Bright Common in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia.

SECRETARY Raymond A. Sinagra, RA, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Sinagra is a Senior Project Manager for Civil & Engineering Consultants, Inc. in Pittsburgh.

Mondor is co-founder of evolveEA located in Pittsburgh.

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE to the AIA National Strategic Council Michael Skolnick, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Skolnick is a Partner at PZS Architects in Philadelphia.

AIA Pennsylvania welcomes back the following Board Members representing eight local AIA chapters from across the Commonwealth.

Robert C. Kelly, AIA, IDSA | Immediate Past President | AIA Philadelphia
Principal and Founder, ideeworks

Joe Adiutori, Jr., AIA | State Associate Director | AIA Pittsburgh

Gary O’Connor, AIA | AIA Bucks County
Principal and Founder, Gary R. O’Connor – Architect, LLC

Chris Dawson, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Central PA
Principal and Founder, Chris Dawson Architect | Harrisburg

Robert W. Beal, AIA | AIA Central PA
Project Architect, RLPS | Lancaster

Michael Metzger, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Eastern PA
President, ALLOY5 | Bethlehem

Richard L. Karcher, AIA | AIA Middle PA
CEO & President, Rikar Designs | Hollidaysburg

Roger M. Williams, AIA | AIA Northeastern PA
Director of Architecture/Engineering, Geisinger Health System | Danville

Adam J. Trott, AIA, NCARB | AIA Northwestern PA
Founder and Principal, Adam J. Trott, Architect | Erie

Al Comly, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
‎Project Manager, VITETTA | Harrisburg and Eddystone

Richard Beattie, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Founder and Principal, Richard L. Beattie, Jr. Architect | Pittsburgh

AIA Pennsylvania extends a warm welcome to three new board members in 2018.

Eric Booth, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Principal and Director of Operations, Desmone Architects | Pittsburgh

Stewart Gouck, AIA | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Principal, Gouck Architects | Allentown

Alesa I. Rubendall AIA, LEED AP BD+C | AIA Philadelphia
Principal, designmoxie architecture + planning | Philadelphia

Additionally, AIA Pennsylvania thanks the following outgoing board members for their service and leadership.

Elizabeth Masters, AIA, AFAAR | AIA Philadelphia
Architect, Elizabeth C. Masters Architects and Coordinator for Architecture and Interior Design, Community College of Philadelphia | Philadelphia

Eugene P. Berg, Jr., AIA, NCARB | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Architect, Gouck Architects | Allentown

George Wilson, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB | AIA Philadelphia
Managing Principal, Meyer Architects, Inc. | Ardmore