AIA FW Committees

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Design Awards [Steve Kline] 

Design Awards recognizes outstanding work by Fort Worth architects, both in the metropolitan area and across the country. It honors the architects, clients and con­sultants who work together to achieve design excellence. The event brings in noted jurors from around the world . The Student Design Awards showcase diverse projects which receive Honor & Merit Awards.  Student Honor Awards include a $500 schol­arship fund.

Programs [Janie Garner]

Honors and Awards [Lee Hill] 

Each year, AIA Fort Worth gives Honors and Awards to various members, projects, individuals and groups for their outstanding achievements and service to the profession of architecture and the community. Click here to see the full list of awards.

Exhibits [Ron Rodpracha] –

The Exhibits Committee showcases art by architects, case studies, design competitions and more throughout the year. These exhibits display the endless talent of our architectural community and serve as an alternative platform to introduce architects and architecture to the public though their work. Though we display multiple exhibits throughout the year, the annual spring event is “A House for…” art by architects and silent auction in conjunction with the Homes Tour; the annual fall event is a Photography by architects exhibit which we display and sell at Arts Goggle in Near Southside Fort Worth.

Golf [Andrew Akerhielm]

The Fort Worth AlA/CSI Acme Brick Golf Tournament has brought architects, engineers, vendors and a variety of industry-related players together to compete and build strong relationships since 1991. This annual event supports student scholarships and community projects for both AIA and CSI. Funds are also collected at the tournament to provide donations to both the Tarrant Area Food Bank and the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund.

Homes Tour [Lindsey Brigati Boren] 

The Homes Tour showcases the finest residential architecture in the Fort Worth Area with a variety of living accommodations and architectural styles. This self-guided tour attracts the public from far and wide, displaying the talent and vital role of the architect.

Disaster Relief Committee (Joint Committee with AIA Dallas) [Tommy Stewart]

Sporting Clay [Mark LeMay] –

The ACME Brick Sporting Clay Classic, held in conjunction with the University of Texas at Arlington’s Architecture Department, provides financial support for student scholarships and programs.  Architects, consultants, contractors and other design and construction-related individuals form teams to compete for bragging rights and “Top Gun” honors in an collaborative and festive atmosphere.  Started in 2005 by the late Sandra Dennehy, Past President of AIA Fort Worth, the event has funded a commitment to UTA’s “Maverick Match” Scholarship program to the tune of $25,000, and provided annual stipends to UTA’s AIA Student Chapter and to Tarrant County College Scholarship fund.

Continuing Education [Matthijs Melchiors] –

Emerging Professionals [Sarah San Miguel] –

Advocacy [Nolan Bradshaw] –

Digital Communications [Alexei Dukov] –

The Digital Communications Committee helps guide the development and use of media and communication through digital sources.  These tools help to expand the voice of AIAFW and local architects by creating and promoting content that is relevant to both members and the architectural community.

LIA [Dennis Chiessa] –

Latinos in Architecture serves and supports our local communities and strengthen relationships and networks between professionals in the field of Architecture.  We will also work to be a positive influence for Latino students aspiring to become Architects, by finding opportunities to volunteer and get involved in community issues, providing guidance and expertise and participating in mentoring programs. LIA seeks to serve and support our local communities by establishing a forum for celebrating Latinos in the design related professions.  Latinos in Architecture intends to be an open resource group for architects, design professionals, educators, students, and the community.

WIA (Sarah San Miguel) –

Women in Architecture began to foster relationships between experienced female architects and emerging professionals who seek opportunities to connect.  Women in the workplace are growing in numbers, but as the trend for female leadership tries to catch up, we offer a place to voice concerns, share work experience, discuss challenges, and to reach out for support.  We are seeking mentors and those interested in building lasting connections to meet over dinner and drinks in a casual setting.  Together, we empower each other to transform our industry, workplaces, and community.

TCC Expo (John Earley) –

Underscoring Tarrant County College’s commitment to serving the community, TCC South Community & Industry Education (CIE) partners with American Institute of Architects (AIA) Fort Worth each year to present the Building Sciences Expo.  The expo gives architecture and engineering design professionals, builders and developers, city administrators, regional and urban planners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area an opportunity to meet each other in the setting of the LEED Platinum certified Center of Excellence for Energy Technology located at TCC South. Architects have the opportunity to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEU) during the Expo.

TxA Conference Committee (Matt Green) –

BEC (Ryan McGuire) –

Building Enclosure Council serves to promote and encourage discussion, training, and dialogue among all parties with an interest in building enclosures in order to facilitate improvements with respect to processes such as design, construction, inspection, approvals, codes, regulations, standards, liability matters, and the like for matters that affect the building enclosure.  BECFW will strive to inform, educate, and provide the needed awareness of all aspects of the design, specification, and construction practice.