The Pennsylvania state chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Pennsylvania, welcomes the returning and incoming members of its 2023 Board of Directors led by incoming President Roger Williams, AIA.
In his inaugural message to the membership, Mr. Williams challenges his peers, nearly 3,000 architects and construction industry professionals across the state, to uphold and expand the legacy of those architects that have come before by mobilizing and mentoring the present and upcoming generations of the profession.
He urges Pennsylvania’s architects and allies to counter the forces that encourage the commoditization of architecture through awareness of how architects design for efficiency, safety, wellness, and longevity, generating value for their clients and society’s greater good. Williams emphasizes “architects alone possess the unique ability to meet the challenges of design and construction leadership required to provide quality buildings.”
Roger is the Technical Manager for the Industrial Studio within Larson Design Group, based in Williamsport. He has over 35 years of experience in the profession, having worked with firms in northcentral and northeast Pennsylvania, and has also practiced corporate healthcare architecture. Williams has been active in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) at the local and state level for over 15 years, serving as President of AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania and the chapter’s representative to AIA Pennsylvania for six years. He is also active in his local community. He has served on his local school board, the Bloomsburg Historic Architectural Review Board (HARB), with other local service organizations, and the AYSO.
Roger will virtually accept the traditional gavel and presidential duties as transferred from outgoing 2022 President Adam Trott at the first AIA Pennsylvania board meeting of 2023.
Meet the 2023 Board & Leadership
The following members will join Williams in serving as officers of the board and members of the Executive Committee.
Michael Metzger, AIA | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Metzger is the President of Alloy5 located in Bethlehem.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Adam Trott, AIA | AIA Northwestern Pennsylvania
Trott is the Owner of AJT Architect based out of Erie.
Eric Booth, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Booth is the President of Desmone, based in Pittsburgh.
Jamie Ober, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Ober is a Senior Project Manager/Senior Designer at Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interior Design, Fort Washington.
REPRESENTATIVE TO THE AIA NATIONAL STRATEGIC COUNCIL
Scott J. Compton, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Compton is the Founding Principal of Compton Insights, based out of Kennett Square.
GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE CHAIR
Ken Doyno, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Doyno is President of the Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, located in Pittsburgh.
AIA Pennsylvania welcomes back the following board members from across the Commonwealth and thanks them for their continued service.
Stephen Heinz, AIA | AIA Bucks County Representative
Architect, Solarchitecture | Yardley
Elysia Mikkelsen, AIA | AIA Central Pennsylvania Representative
Project Architect, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects | Mechanicsburg
Kyle Solyak, AIA | AIA Central Pennsylvania Representative
Director of Architecture, Tono Group | Lancaster
David Macharola, AIA | AIA Middle Pennsylvania Representative
Owner and Principal Architect, David Macharola Architects | Hollidaysburg
Catherine (Katie) Broh, AIA | AIA Philadelphia Representative
Partner, MGA Partners | Philadelphia
Robert C. Kelly, FAIA | AIA Philadelphia Representative
Principal and Founder, ideeworks | Philadelphia
Anne Chen, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh Representative
Founder, BLD:ac | Pittsburgh
Quintin Kittle, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh Representative
Principal, qkArchitecture | Pittsburgh
Oyuki Sulu, Associate AIA | State Associate Representative (STAR)
Project Designer, Shelton Design Associates | Pittsburgh
AIA Pennsylvania welcomes the following members to the board.
Carl J. Handman, AIA | AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania Representative
President, Eyerman.Csala.Hapeman & Handman – Architects, LLC
Melanie Ngami, AIA | Young Architect Representative (YAR)
Associate, GBBN | Pittsburgh
AIA Pennsylvania thanks the following outgoing board members for their service and leadership.
Jeff Pastva, AIA | 2021 President
Vice President of Development, Scannapieco Development Corporation | Philadelphia
Anastasia Markiw, AIA | Young Architect Representative (YAR)
Project Architect/Project Manager, DesignGroup | Pittsburgh
Betty Hackney, Associate AIA | State Associate Director (SAD)
Principal, AT • AT Design | Broomall
William Kraft, AIA | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Representative
Principal, K-Bridge Development, Corp. | Nazareth
Connect with AIA Pennsylvania’s additional leaders and representatives to the national chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
INTERIM ARCHITECT LICENSING ADVISOR (ALA)
Kathryn Doyle, Assoc. AIA | AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania
Project Manager, HUNT Engineers Architects and Land Surveyors | Towanda
AIA STATE DISASTER ASSISTANCE COORDINATOR
Al Comly, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Project Manager, VITETTA | Harrisburg and Eddystone
AIA NATIONAL SMALL FIRM EXCHANGE (SFx) BOARD MEMBER
Christian Jordan, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Principal, PJA Architecture | Drexel Hill
REPRESENTATIVE TO THE AIA NATIONAL SMALL FIRM EXCHANGE (SFx)
Kevin Malawski, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB| AIA Philadelphia
Principal, Karbon Architects | Philadephia
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS REPRESENTATIVE
About AIA Pennsylvania
The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Pennsylvania, represents nearly 3,000 members across the Commonwealth working at the forefront of a nearly $17 billion construction industry. AIA Pennsylvania advocates for the value of architecture and policies that promote economic prosperity and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. As a membership organization, the chapter provides architecture professionals with the statewide community, advocacy, and knowledge to affect positive outcomes through the power of design.