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board LEADERSHIP

2020 BOARD PRESIDENT

Janeen Harrell, AIA

Janeen is Senior Project Architect and Interior Designer at GREC Architects and masterminded the trend-setting design of AIA Illinois' offices. She most appreciates the opportunity to advocate for the profession during our annual Prairie Grassroots Lobby Day. 

 

Throughout her career and studies, Janeen has remained committed to supporting advancements in sustainable design and affordable housing. She looks forward to continued service with AIA Illinois and her goals include enhancing outreach and increasing diversity in the profession through leadership and mentorship.

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2020 PRESIDENT-ELECT | TREASURER

FRED BRANDSTRADER, AIA

Vice President of Construction & Capital Expenditures with Hyatt Corporation. Fred has enjoyed being active in AIA (both at Chicago Chapter and Illinois Chapter) over the last 28 years and looks forward to working with the AIAIL Board and Staff on efforts of advocacy and mentoring for our members. Having recently completed  his Masters in Sustainable Urban Development in the Spring ‘19, Fred will look for opportunities to increase awareness of sustainability, affordable housing and social equity in initiatives the Board is involved with.

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2020 VP | SECRETARY

JAMES MACIEJEWSKI, AIA

Jim is Principal Architect of JMA Architects.  Having served on the Board of the Eastern Illinois Chapter and as a Director on the Illinois Chapter Board, Jim will continue to work on leadership development initiatives, advocacy, and issues important to members and the profession.  He is honored to work with this Board and Staff to ensure that AIA Illinois endures as a trusted and respected voice for its members.

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EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

STACEY PFINGSTEN

Stacey was previously the Executive Director of the Louisiana Architecture Foundation and in that capacity, organized the South's first ever Annual Architecture & Design Film Festival (ADFF) in New Orleans. In conjunction with the 2017 ADFF, she facilitated an exhibition on the modernist works of New Orleans beloved architect, Albert C. Ledner in partnership with Southeastern Architectural Archives. 

 

"I am incredibly honored to have been chosen as the next Executive Vice President of AIA Illinois. I will be a tireless advocate on behalf of our members, for the betterment of the profession of architecture and for Illinois' exemplary built heritage," 

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AT-LARGE DIRECTORS
Scott Rappe, AIA (12/2020)

Kuklinski + Rappe Architects 

 

Steve Andersson (12/2020)

Illinois Human Rights Commission 

CHICAGO DIRECTORS
Jeff Jeno, AIA (12/2021)
Moody Nolan

Joseph P. Lai AIA (12/2020)
CallisonRTKL

Terran Wilson (12/2022)

Landon Bone Baker Architects, Ltd.  

 

EASTERN DIRECTOR
John Murawski, AIA (12/2022)
Robert Juris & Associates Architects, Ltd. 

NORTHEAST DIRECTOR
Leanne Meyer-Smith, AIA (12/2021)
Wight & Company 

 

PRAIRIE DIRECTOR
Alex Block, AIA (12/2020)
Crawford, Murphy & Tilly, Inc. 

 

STUDENT DIRECTOR
Fernando Lopez, AIAS (6/2020)
University of Illinois Chicago 

 

REGIONAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Molly Rademacher, Assoc. AIA (12/2021)

YOUNG ARCHITECT REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Carl Sergio, AIA (12/2020)

unispace global

ILLINOIS REPS ON NATIONAL STRATEGIC COUNCIL 

Michael L. Elliott, AIA (12/2021)
Kluber Inc.

Mark Schwamel, AIA (12/2022)

unispace global

STRATEGIC COUNCIL ASSOCIATE REPRESENTATIVE 
Ryan Gann, Assoc. AIA
Ross Barney Architects

ILLINOIS REPS ON AIA COLLEGE OF FELLOWS 

Gaines Hall, FAIA

Associate Dean Emeritus, College of Fine and Applied Arts, UIUC

Roula Alakiotou, FAIA
Roula Associates Architect, Chtd.

ILLINOIS REGION AXP ADVISOR
Sean Gallagher
Judson University

NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS | 2021 AIA PRESIDENT

Peter Exley, FAIA

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