2021 Board of Directors, Leadership, and Team
Jeff Pastva, AIA, CPHC| AIA Philadelphia
Vice President of Development, Scannapieco Development Corporation
Jeffrey Pastva, AIA, CPHC is the Vice President of Development at real estate development firm Scannapieco Development Corporation. He has extensive experience designing housing, including affordable, student, and senior typologies for both single and multi-family projects.
He has served in volunteer roles at all levels of the AIA, having held leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels. In addition to his professional service he has volunteered for the Community Design Collaborative, his neighborhood RCO (SOSNA) and conducted profession portfolio seminars for students at Syracuse, NJIT, Drexel and Temple.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and has been a licensed Architect in PA since 2011.
Adam Trott, AIA| AIA Northwestern PA
Owner, AJT Architect
Adam J Trott AIA is Owner and Principal of AJT Architect in his hometown of Erie, PA. Mr. Trott started his firm in 2011, after serving as Managing Partner of TJF Architect in Erie. He is NCARB certified and holds registrations in the Erie Tri-State area of Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio.
Mr. Trott is very active in the Erie Community being President of Bike Erie, President of Connect Urban Erie (CU Erie), President of the E.C.A.T.O. Building Code Appeals Board (Erie County Association of Township Officials), Secretary of the Fairview–Harborcreek–Millcreek Townships Building Code Appeals Boards, and Past President of the Erie Kiwanis Club, Erie Connect Plus Respect (Erie CPR), the St. James School Board and the St. Gregory’s School Board of North East, PA. He is a Life Member of the Penn State Alumni Association, and is a current Architect Mentor for the Penn State School of Architecture Student Mentor Program.
Mr. Trott has co-authored many op-eds on the urban condition of Erie and continues to make many media appearances speaking out on urban issues of Erie advocating for social justice and the value of re-purposing existing buildings and structures to preserve neighborhood heritage.
Marc Mondor, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP| AIA Pittsburgh
Managing Principal and Cofounder, evolveEA
Marc takes pride in seeing the potential for design and sustainability innovation where others do not. He has been a licensed architect for over a decade and has been an influential voice in sustainability since the early 1990s. As Managing Principal and Cofounder of evolveEA, Marc works with greening design and construction projects in order to leverage organizational and operational sustainability while raising awareness within all who will listen. Marc works closely with university, retail, healthcare, K-12, historic, non-profit and institutional clients on an ongoing basis and understands the process and pressure points for the leveraged and successful implementation of sustainable design strategies. His consulting work has led to many notable and innovative firsts, including the first LEED certified project in Africa, the oldest LEED EB certified project (1869) and the first LEED certified supermarket.
In 2015, Marc was selected as a LEED Fellow for his service, commitment and contributions to the green building and sustainability field. Marc has lectured nationally, is one of several dozen international professionals to be named US Green Building Council LEED Faculty and is a trained facilitator. Since 2006, he has taught nearly one hundred workshops nationally to thousands of attendees. He is also helping to change his region by serving as Chair of AIA Pennsylvania’s Committee on the Environment (COTE), as well as the Pennsylvania Climate Change Action Committee and the Board of AIA Pittsburgh. Marc’s consulting is backed by his career as an architect with experience in commercial, office, residential, and institutional projects.
Elysia Mikkelsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Project Architect,, Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects
Elysia Mikkelsen, AIA, is a Project Architect at Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. She focuses on designing several of the firm’s LEED K-12 projects, working with clients to choose the best sustainable path forward. Prior to joining CRA she worked as an Intern Architect with EI Associates.
Elysia serves as a volunteer for the AIA at a local level on the Central PA board, representing Emerging Professionals from the region. She has also served on the AIA PA EPiC Committee since 2015 and is currently in her second year as AIA PA’s EPiC Chair. In addition to these professional service positions, Elysia spends time volunteering with the local ACE chapter of Cumberland County. She believes that mentorship is one of the most important aspects of the architecture profession—not only to create better well rounded emerging professionals, but to build dialogue on the future of the profession and how it can continue to grow and adapt.
Elysia received a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University (currently Thomas Jefferson University), with a minor in sustainability. She spends her time outside of work and professional activities traveling, hiking the AT, and practicing improv. Elysia thrives on meeting new people and experiencing new places; she believes architects must have a passion for and understanding of the people and places they design for.
Michael Metzger, AIA, LEED AP| AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Michael is a registered architect in the state of Pennsylvania and is a founding member of Alloy5. He has 25 years of experience in the profession and previously worked as an associate at Spillman Farmer Architects, where he helped design the iconic ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. Michael is a past president of the Eastern PA Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and currently serves as a state director. He is an advocate for green buildings and earned accreditation in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. Michael also serves on the facilities committee for his alma mater Bethlehem Catholic High School, where he was recently on the board of directors and previously coached volleyball.
Strategic Council Representative
Scott Compton, AIA
Principal, Compton Insights
Scott is a Principal with Compton Insights, an architecture and planning firm focused on sustainable solutions to extend the lifecycle of existing buildings and campuses. With over 30 years of experience in architectural design, systems integration, facilities management, and historic preservation, Scott has managed the assessment of facilities for institutional, governmental, and commercial clients nationwide.
As 2019 Chair of AIA National's Corporate Architects and Facility Managers Advisory Group (CAFM), he works to develop content for the CAFM knowledge Community. Locally, Scott served as the 2018 President of AIA Pennsylvania, and continues serving as Co-Chair Emeritus of their Government Affairs Committee, and AIA Pennsylvania Director to the AIA Philadelphia Board.
He is a regular presenter at regional conferences and has offered testimony on architectural topics to Pennsylvania House and Senate legislators on school construction lifecycles and historic preservation tax credits. For the past few years, Scott has been working to bridge the advocacy efforts of AIA Pennsylvania, Green Building United, the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, and AIA Philadelphia for legislation impacting the built environment.
AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Representative
William Kraft, AIA
Principal, K-Bridge Development, Corp.
William D. Kraft, AIA 2020-2021 AIA Eastern PA State Representative As a Hospitality design and construction leader William has helped launch three hotel brands and directed the development and construction of more than 38 new construction hotels and countless major renovations nation wide. Volunteer work over the years has include local Zoning Board member, Chair of the Planning Commission, and Church Building Committee member. As part of an Architect lead nation wide corporate development program that opened 75 ground up block & plank hotels in three and one half years, from entitlements to selling rooms, William is a firm believe in a quality set of design documents to lower construction costs and speed construction. William founded K-Bridge Development, Corp. in 2003, consulting, building and renovating primarily hotels and restaurants.
AIA Middle Pennsylvania Representative
David Macharola, AIA, NCARB, CSI CDT
Owner and Principal Architect, David Macharola Architects
David Macharola, AIA, NCARB, CSI CDT has been in the architectural profession for over 25 years. His demonstrated areas of expertise include architectural design, production of construction documents and construction administration. His architectural experience includes building projects for new facilities and renovations of facilities for institutional, industrial, retail, office, parks, K-12 and higher education, religious, correctional and judicial, municipal and public safety. He is the principal architect and owner of David Macharola Architects in Hollidaysburg Pennsylvania and serves as President of the Middle Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Hollidaysburg PA Historic Architectural Review Board. He is married to Sandra Macharola and they have three children and six grand children.
AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania Representative
Patrick Endler, AIA, LEED AP
Chief Collaborator, Endler Architecture and Collaboration
"Patrick Endler is collaborative leader focused on developing high-performing teams and people-focused design/construction solutions. He founded Endler Architecture and Collaboration in 2020 to not only practice architecture, but to also support other businesses with collaborative solutions for business operations, strategic planning, and governance. For 20 years he served a multi-disciplined, 160-person E/A firm in PA. During that time he elevated to Vice President and served on the Board of Directors during a significant, 10-year period of strategic growth and expansion. A leader in the NEPA community, Patrick has served as Board Chair for the United Way of Wyoming Valley and Leadership Wilkes-Barre. He is a member of the Greater Wyoming Valley Chamber Board of Directors and a past member of the Boards of the Wyoming Valley Catholic Youth Center, Wyoming Valley Montessori School and the King's College President's Council. He served as President of AIA Pennsylvania in 2009, AIA Northeastern PA in 1999 and currently serves as the Treasurer of the AIA NEPA Chapter. Patrick received his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame."
AIA Philadelphia Representative
Jamie Ober, AIA, LEED AP
Project Manager/Designer, KCBA Architects
Jamie is honored and excited to serve on the board of AIA Pennsylvania. Through nearly 20 years of professional experience, she has cultivated passions for design and the built environment as well as the principles of equity and advancement of the architectural profession. She looks forward to continuing to advocate for these issues as a member of the AIA PA board.
Jamie earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech where she developed an appreciation for material expression and the unlimited potential of digital design and BIM integration. She currently serves as a project manager for KCBA Architects where her work has included a range of major educational and institutional projects, particularly focused on the higher education and K-12 realms. Other work from her career include significant civic and commercial developments such as the relocation of the shrine of St. Katharine Drexel to the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia and a 14-story housing development adjacent to Temple University. Jamie has been humbled by recognition of her contributions including having been part of a team that won 3 rd place in an international competition for RIBA for a proposal to redevelop an area of Philadelphia known as the “forgotten bottom.”
Jamie has been energized by her involvement with many professional support and advancement endeavors. She carries a special interest in Equity Diversity and Inclusion issues and serves on both the EDI and Women in Architecture Committees for AIA Philadelphia as well as the EDI Committee for AIA Pennsylvania. She also serves on the AIA PA Strategic Council and is proud to be a LEED Accredited Professional.
By joining the AIA PA board, Jamie hopes to continue her work in advancing the profession of architecture and helping the local community of architects reach for and achieve their professional goals.
AIA Pittsburgh Representative
Eric Booth, AIA
Principal, Desmone Architects
As a Principal and Director of Operations, Eric’s role with the firm is extensive. His management of our day-to-day operations involves him with nearly every aspect of the business, from strategic planning to resource management. He is the firm’s hiring manager and coordinates our staffing needs. Eric also oversees many of the firm’s larger projects and provides office-wide quality control.
As President of Desmone, an architecture and interior design firm with offices in Western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the Delmarva Peninsula, Eric Booth strategizes, innovates and implements through all facets of the company. Eric strives to elevate the perception of the architecture profession by structuring the design process around the fundamental reason a building is constructed: to serve people. This conviction is evident as Eric led the Desmone team to pioneer the design and construction of a 25,000 SF office addition, which is on track to become one of Pittsburgh’s first WELL Gold certified office spaces.
After graduating from Cornell University, Eric became a Partner of a large architecture and engineering firm in Maryland. After relocating to Pittsburgh in 2008, Eric became one of the first new Principals at Desmone in over 50 years, facilitated strategic plans, and managed the day-to-day operations prior to becoming President. Over the last 12 years, Eric has tripled the staff and expanded the partnership base to an additional 5 partners while investing in principles that diversify the firm.
For over 20 years, Eric has served the AIA through a multitude of tactical and leadership initiatives. He served on the board of AIA Chesapeake Bay and held the positions of Communications Committee Chair, Treasurer and President. He also served on the boards of AIA Maryland and AIA Pittsburgh and was a Mid-Atlantic Regional Council representative. In Pittsburgh, Eric is dedicated to economic and community development through active positions such as the City of Pittsburgh Contextual Design Advisory Panel (CDAP), Construction Legislative Council of Western PA, Northside Leadership Conference, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, and the East Allegheny Community Council.
Eric resides with his wife and son in the historic Deutschtown neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where he designed and constructed his own rowhome.
AIA Pittsburgh Representative
Ken Doyno, AIA LEED AP
Senior Principal, President Rothschild Doyno Collaborative
Ken Doyno is President of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm focused on creating meaningful design solutions using collaborative processes with clients and communities. Ken provides leadership in how architecture, community planning, and property development simultaneously increases economic, social, and physical value of our communities. Ken advances projects and innovation by aligning and challenging people to create shared visions that connects and serve clients while making the world a better place.
In addition to thirty-two years of professional practice, Ken has advanced regional change through participation in civic, academic, and cultural activities. Ken worked extensively with Dr. Mindy Fullilove in developing the book Urban Alchemy; Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities. Ken served as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University for multiple years in the fifth year architecture “Urban Lab” studio and the first year architecture studio.
Ken is currently serving on the Board for the Saturday Light Brigade which has been internationally recognized for using radio and audio to encourage, amplify, and share ideas, stories, and feelings of children, youth, families, and communities. Prior community work includes service as Chair of the Design Center of Pittsburgh, as Co-Chair of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Community Vision Days, and as an Advisory Board member of Chatham University’s Landscape Architecture program. Ken also served as an advisory board member to the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.
AIA Pittsburgh Representative
Quintin Kittle, AIA
Throughout his 30+ year career in Architecture, Quintin Kittle has distinguished himself as an effective leader, an inspiring mentor, and a tireless advocate for the profession.
Quintin has always relished his role in molding and developing the next generation of leaders in Architecture. Throughout his career he has mentored younger associates and has developed a strong network of fellow architects and constructors. With experience in managing all phases of architectural projects from pre-design to construction documentation, Quintin has passed on his knowledge through presentations on practice management, and the built environment. When he started his own practice, Quintin actively recruited, trained, and developed emerging professionals while also encouraging these associates to become involved in AIA early in their careers.
Quintin is a well-rounded architecture professional who has developed a distinct expertise in project and practice management. In 2011 he founded qkArchitecture where he focuses on commercial, retail, and residential projects and has developed a specialization in adaptive reuse projects or all types and scales.
Quintin is particularly proud of his association with AIA and has used his various roles to advocate for the profession. He currently holds AIA Pittsburgh AIA Pennsylvania Board Member positions, serves as Chair of the AIA Pittsburgh Advocacy Committee, and is a member of the AIA PA Governmental Affairs Committee.
Quintin, a proud Navy veteran, lives in the South Hills of Pittsburgh with his wife Ellen and their two children. He attended [current National Champion] Louisiana State University and is licensed to practice architecture in Pennsylvania, New York and West Virginia. Quintin is optimistic about the future of Architecture in the Commonwealth and is committed to promoting and supporting the AIA’s programs and platforms.
State Associate Director (SAD)
Betty Hackney, Assoc. AIA| AIA Philadelphia
Creative Director, M. Cohen and Sons
Betty's academic and professional architecture background has led her to pursuing marketing and branding within the AEC industry. With over 10 years of experience, she brings an invaluable skill set and institutional knowledge of the AEC vertical to her current role as Creative Director of M. Cohen and Sons. Betty also serves as an Adjunct Professor who teaches digital representation courses and design studio, while sitting on the AIA Pennsylvania Board in addition to being the Chair of the AIA Pennsylvania Outreach Committee. She earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Temple University and a Master of Architecture II from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
Young Architects Regional Director (YARD)
Anastasia Markiw, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate| AIA Pittsburgh
Project Architect, DesignGroup
Anastasia Markiw is a Project Architect for DesignGroup and with a primary focus on healthcare architecture, she strives to design spaces that provide inspiration to work, live, learn, and heal. Anastasia studied architecture at Kent State University and graduated with her bachelor's and master's degrees. Anastasia offers an innovative perspective to her position as a Project Architect after completing a second Masters in Health Care Design at one of the few post-professional programs in the country. Currently, Anastasia is a member of the American Institute of Architects/Academy of Architecture for Health Pittsburgh Chapter, the leadership team of Women+ in Design, and was Chair of the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Young Architect Forum in 2020, a subcommittee of the AIA Pittsburgh. She has strengthened her leadership skills by completing the AIA Pittsburgh’s Foundation of Architecture Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals. In her spare time, Anastasia serves as an executive board member and lighting designer of a regional dance company and has won awards for lighting designs for musical productions at local academic institutions. She volunteers within her community and earned the highest achievement in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. Anastasia is excited to serve as the Pennsylvania Young Architect Regional Director and work with the passionate and creative emerging professionals to develop opportunities for growth, engagement, and change for fellow young architects.
Regional Associate Director (RAD)
Megan Henry, Assoc. AIA| AIA Eastern PA
Project Designer, MKSD architects
Megan’s eclectic experience as a teacher, AmeriCorps VISTA and emerging professional provide her with an infinite toolbox for design and leadership. After obtaining a Bachelor of Architecture from Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University), Megan dedicated a year of service as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia, which helped to shape her view of architecture as a tool for empowerment.
Megan began her career in architecture with J2N Architecture, Cornerstone Consulting Engineers & Architects and SCF Architecture as a designer, developing a diverse portfolio of projects. She currently works as a Project Designer with MKSD Architects and is in the process of pursuing licensure.
As an active member of the AIA, Megan currently serves as the Secretary of the AIA Eastern PA Chapter, a member of EPiC (Emerging Professionals Committee), and most recently as the Regional Associate Director for Pennsylvania. As the RAD, Megan is eager to develop opportunities for growth, engagement and change for fellow Associate Members.
NCARB Licensing Advisor
Kathryn Doyle, AIA| AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania
Architectural Designer, HUNT Engineers, Architects & Surveyors
Kathryn is a graduate of Penn State University's Stuckeman School where she obtained her Professional Masters of Architecture degree. This was following her undergraduate degree at the Boston Architectural College where she participated in a cooperative learning environment and gained valuable on the job training while pursuing her degree. Having now obtained her license in both PA and NY, Kathryn is a Project Architect at HUNT Engineers Architects and Land Surveyors where she has been working since 2017. Kathryn also serves on her local AIA chapter board in Northeast PA where she has enjoyed connecting with the architectural community in NEPA. Her passions lie in her efforts to guide and help emerging professionals through their licensure journey. Being a student who moved into the architecture profession with little previous knowledge of the field, she was grateful for the mentors she encountered along the way and believes that those relationships are key to her success today. Her goal is to continue to expand mentorship networks and opportunities for emerging professionals throughout the state.
Stephen Swarney, JD
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Director of Legislative Affairs
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Anthony S. Potter
Principal, Offit Kurman
Mr. Potter is a Principal attorney in the Offit Kurman Construction Law Practice Group and is a resident of the firm’s Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Office. Mr. Potter focuses his practice on counseling architects, engineers, design-build entities, owners and other businesses involved in construction contracting, commercial and construction litigation, administrative law, and professional licensing matters.
Mr. Potter serves as general counsel to AIA Pennsylvania, special counsel to the American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania and is a member of the Penn State Harrisburg Advisory Board for the Structural Design & Construction Engineering Technology and Civil Engineering Programs. He frequently provides seminars and lecturers at national, regional and statewide forums on topics including construction contract documents, construction delivery methods, design and construction errors and omissions, risk management, construction and project management, construction litigation and design professional ethics.
Director of Communications
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Membership and Marketing Coordinator
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Michelle is a lifelong PA resident and graduate from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She joins the AIA PA team with 6 years of hospitality experience including event planning, recruitment, and team building. She is excited to translate her passion into association work. She loves meeting new people and fighting for a good cause. When she’s not at work she enjoys camping, exercising, and sewing. On weekends you can find her at the local coffee shop and completing DIY projects on her 100 year old home.
Richard J. Davies, Hon. AIA
Rich Davies, Hon. AIA| Legal Counsel to AIA Philadelphia
Partner, Milber, Makris, Plousadis, Seiden
Mr. Davies' practice focuses on the representation of engineers, architects, and other design professionals, as well as scientists and designers/manufacturers of complex products. He regularly acts as their consultant and advocate, particularly in respect to risk management, by negotiating their contracts, addressing potential claims on projects, and regularly defending them in actions and proceedings initiated against them. For example, Mr. Davies regularly handles cases involving: errors and omissions affecting structural, mechanical, plumbing and fire protection systems, as well as accessibility (claimed violations of ADA, FHA, state or local accessibility requirements) in industrial, commercial and residential buildings; schedule impact (e.g. delay, acceleration and inefficiency) and extras claims; licensing prosecutions; and serious personal injury/wrongful death claims arising from construction projects.
Mr. Davies is a frequent lecturer on professional liability issues for engineers and architects and other design professionals addressing issues relating to: licensing, contract negotiations, code requirements and design standards, copyright, and litigation avoidance. He serves as counsel to the AIA Philadelphia Chapter, and is the Chairman of the Board for the Board of the Center for Architecture. He is also a member of the ACEC Legal Counsel Forum, a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance ("CLM"), and a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. Mr. Davies is also a Contributing Author to the Pennsylvania section of the Cumulative Supplement of the State-By-State Guide to Design and Construction Contracts and Claims (Second Edition) published by Wolters Kluwer.wrongful death claims arising from construction projects.
Michael J. Cremonese
Michael J. Cremonese| Ex-officio Member of AIA Pittsburgh's Board of Directors
Member, Burke Cromer Cremonese
Mr. Cremonese focuses his practices on construction law, professional liability and business law. His clients include architects, engineers and design-builders throughout all phases of the design and building, as well as real estate owners and developers and those in the energy and logistics industries.
His experience includes mediation, arbitration and litigation at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as advising and representing his clients in contract negotiations, risk management strategies, and business matters.
Mr. Cremonese presents extensively to architect and engineer groups on a variety of topics, including drafting and negotiating contracts, legal risks and risk management, integrated project delivery, designer-led design-build, ethics, and ownership transitions.
He is an ex-officio member of AIA Pittsburgh's Board of Directors.
Outside of practicing law, Mr. Cremonese enjoys golfing, swimming, baseball and the culinary arts.