Leadership & Committees
The AIA East Bay Chapter committees provide an opportunity for interested individuals to become involved in the work of the Chapter and to work with others to pursue issues and interests. Get involved with a committee–email Sidney Sweeney.
If you would like to contact the chair of any committee please email the chapter office for contact info.
Edits and organizes publishing of ArchNews, the monthly newsletter of the Chapter, for purpose of informing Chapter members and the public of upcoming meetings, professional seminars, Chapter and AIA activities and other items of interest. Oversees regular print and electronic communications. Open to all chapter members.
Chair: Harry Jacobs, AIA
Committee on the Environment
Reinstating in 2017! Interested in participating? Contact Phillip Luo, AIA.
Chair: Phillip Luo, AIA
The AIA East Bay Design Awards program recognizes and celebrates design excellence in the Bay Area, California, and beyond. The Design Awards Chair is responsible for overseeing the program’s direction and budget, selecting the jury members, developing the Call for Entries, and facilitating the jury meeting and awards presentation. In addition, the Design Awards Chair works with staff to promote Design Award winners in the local media and continue to dialogue of design excellence with the public. The 2017 Design Awards will be held in the Fall.
Chair: Douglas Wittnebel, AIA
The Design Tours Committee identifies and organizes monthly tours of notable projects in and around the East Bay. Open to all chapter members.
Chair: Michael McCutcheon, Allied Member
Emerging Professionals Committee
Focusing on building a community among licensure candidates, architecture students, and young design professionals, this group addresses the professional needs and concerns of Bay Area Associate members. This committee works with local emerging professionals organizations to maximize the value of the AIA for associates and licensure candidates. It also organizes events and programs of interest to unlicensed professionals and students. Open to all.
Chairs: Paul Nabena, Assoc. AIA and Jeremy Hoffman, AIA
The Fellows Committee aids in the selection of appropriate Chapter members for advancement to fellowship according to criteria established by AIA. Supports and advises fellowship candidates in materials preparation.
Chairs: Rosemary Muller, FAIA, Benjamin Fisher, FAIA and Bonnie Blake-Drucker, FAIA
Homes Tour Committee
Responsible for developing the AIA East Bay Homes Tour, scheduled for August 12, 2017. Interested chapter members, please contact Sidney Sweeney.
Co-chairs: Chris Coffee, AIA and Miya Muraki, AIA
Regional & Urban Design Forum
The AIA East Bay Regional and Urban Design Forum (RUD) aims to improve the quality of the urban environment of East Bay cities and surrounding areas by promoting excellence in urban design, land use and transportation planning, public policy, and implementation in the built and natural environment. This will be achieved through education of its member and the public, in concert with allied community and professional groups; and as appropriate, by providing design and planning assistance to communities of the greater East Bay. Open to all.
Chair: Matt Taecker, AIA, AICP
Small Firm Forum
Organizes and conducts discussion among small firm principals about relevant issues of practice within the design and construction industry. Meets the first Thursday of the month at Noon in the chapter office. Open to all. Non-member fee $3; sodas are provided.
Chairs: Maggie Maiers, AIA, Linda Randolph, AIA and Donald Wardlaw, AIA
Young Architects Forum
Open to all architects licensed in the past ten years. Meets the third Tuesday of the month at 6pm (usually).
Chair: Timothy Nystrom, AIA
2017 Board of Directors
Winston Win, AIA
Mark Steppan, AIA
Douglas Frazier, AIA
Devi Dutta-Choudhury, AIA
Susi Marzuola, AIA
Robert Murelli, Allied Member
Matthew Taecker, AIA
Kim-Van Truong, AIA
Jeremy Hoffman, Assoc. AIA
Paul Nabena, Assoc. AIA