Biennial Leadership Institute

AIA Illinois was one of the first state components in the country to convene emerging Leaders for a professional development opportunity, starting in 2004.

The biennial AIA Illinois Leadership Institute is a day-long event focused on empowerment training as part of a major call for civic engagement between architects and Illinois communities. The cost of the event is shared equally between AIA Illinois and the chapters, rather than the individual attendees.

Attendees are invited to attend after a nomination process.

2014 Leadership Institute
August 1, 2014
The Prairie Street Brewhouse, Rockford, Illinois
The national line-up of speakers included:

Mickey Jacob, FAIA

Mickey Jacob, Managing principal at Urban Studio Architects and the 2013 President of the AIA. Watch a video of Mickey's presentation>







Bob Borson, AIA

Bob Borson, Licensed architect from Texas and author of the popular blog, Life of An Architect

Read Bob's musings as he prepares for LI 2014.



Eric Cesal

Eric Cesal, newly named Executive Director of Architecture for Humanity and author of Down Detour Road: An Architect in Search of Practice, widely acknowledged as a roadmap to 21st century architecture