Executive Committee

Chancellor
Raymond "Skipper" Post, FAIA
Post Architects

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Spouse: Bryan Post

Raymond “Skipper” Post graduated from Texas A&M University in 1963, and began working for a Baton Rouge firm for four years prior to starting his own practice which is now approaching fifty years of continued architectural and planning services.

Skipper’s firm has undertaken thousands of projects including the Louisiana State Capitol Master Plan resulting in the consolidation of state departments in the land surrounding the State Capitol into new buildings approaching two million square feet, a $40m state office building, a $60m of phased expansion of the Baton Rouge convention Center, numerous churches and schools, mixed use housing, libraries, and three courthouses of which the most recent was a $100m building in downtown Baton Rouge.

As a “community architect” he served on and chaired numerous task groups, committees, and board. Most notably he served in a combined effort of AIA and community planning as the chair of the Baton Rouge Regional and Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT), a plan which has gradually been implemented through the years and through following plans as Baton Rouge has developed into a growing and energetic city. He served on the Art in Architecture panels for the Russell Long Federal Courthouse and the School of the Coast and Environment at LSU.

In AIA service, Post has served on numerous committees, and following his local and state presidencies he served on the national AIA Board of Directors in 1991, 1992 and 1993. He was elected as national AIA President, and served in that position in 1996. During that time and thereafter he served several terms on the board of the American Architectural Foundation. Following his national AIA service, he was appointed to the Louisiana State Board of Architectural Examiners, and served as its president in 1999. He has also served on the Advisory Boards of the architectural programs at Texas A&M University, Louisiana State University and Southern University.

Post has been recognized with the Medal of Honor of AIA/Louisiana as well as its recipient of the Certificate for Volunteer Service, as Outstanding Alumnus of the Texas A&M College of Architecture, as Business Person of the Year by the Baton Rouge Business Report, as Outstanding Volunteer of the Louisiana Art and Science Museum, and was awarded the Baton Rouge Volunteer Activist Award.

Above all, Skipper’s dedication remains highest to his wife, Bryan, of fifty-three years, their two children, Ray and Wendy, and four grandchildren, Raymond, Jordan, Andrew and Mia.

         
         
         

Vice Chancellor
Edward Vance, FAIA
Ed Vance Associates

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Spouse: Ruby Vance


   


Ed Vance attended Moorhead State University for three years before receiving his Bachelor of Arts (1979) and Bachelor of Architecture (1981) degrees from North Dakota State University. Shortly after graduation he moved to Dallas, TX and joined Cossutta and Associates working on Cityplace. Recruited by a firm in Southern Nevada, Vance moved in 1987 where he has practiced for nearly thirty years. For 18 years he served as a principal and ultimately president of JMA, a nationally recognized firm of over 200 professionals with five offices in Nevada and California. He is currently the founder and design principal of EV&A Architects, a specialty design firm serving the healthcare, commercial and hospitality market. His work has led to numerous design awards and significant commissions.

Ed has held an array of AIA leadership positions, from president of local and state components to serving as an AIA national board member for the Western Mountain Region. He is also a representative of the National Architectural Accrediting Board. As a past professor at UNLV’s College of Architecture, he continues to guest lecture in professional practice classes and juries 5th and 6th year design studios. Active in his community, he served on the board of trustees as vice president for the Lied Discovery Children’s Museum for 15 years. He also served on the executive board of the Boy Scouts of America, the TPC Board of Governors, and is the past Nevada State coordinator for NCARB’s Intern Development Program.

Ed has been awarded the AIA Nevada Young Architect Citation, the AIA Nevada Service Award as well as the AIA Nevada Silver Medal. He was elected to the AIA’s National Board of Directors in 2010 where he served a three-year term receiving his Richard Upjohn Fellowship in 2012. He was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2014 and received the AIA Regional Silver Medal in October of the same year, the highest honor bestowed on an architect in a six state region.

Ed is married to his beautiful wife Ruby. They have five children, ages sixteen to twenty-seven. 

         
         
         


Bursar
Peter Kuttner, FAIA
Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.

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Peter Kuttner, FAIA

   

 


Peter Kuttner is a Principal with Cambridge Seven Associates, a Boston-based design firm whose international portfolio includes museums, education, transportation, and hospitality design. He served as President of the firm from 2000 – 2016. In 1993 C7A received the prestigious AIA Architecture Firm Award. Peter continues to specialize in informal and formal learning in museums and college facilities, with a particular focus on interactive participatory experiences in the sciences.

Active in the AIA, Peter served on the Board of the Boston Society of Architects, becoming BSA President in 1998. He also served on the National AIA Board as a Regional Director for AIA New England from 2007-2009, and in 2010-2011 as AIA National Vice President. While on the Board he chaired the strategic planning process and the communication task force. Subsequently, he served on the AIA College of Fellows for four years as a Regional Director, before becoming Bursar this year.

In line with his passion for design, Peter has participated on numerous AIA design juries, including AIA Michigan, AIA San Diego, AIA Portland, AIA Rhode Island, AIA North Carolina, AIA Connecticut, AIA Nebraska, AIA Northern Virginia, AIA California Council, the Industrial Designers Society, the Waterfront Center, and the NOMA student award juries. Peter chaired the 2008 AIA Institute Honor Awards for Architecture.

He has long been committed to communication, serving on the national AIA Advertising Task Force in the 1990’s. In 1999 he received the national AIA Award for Component Excellence for Individual Achievement for establishing the first AIA Chapter Web site, expanding Boston’s ChapterLetter, and founding the influential BSA magazine ArchitectureBoston.

Peter is also an advocate for emerging professionals. He served 5 years as AIA’s representative to the NCARB IDP Committee, and in 2009 co-chaired the IDP Advisory Committee. In 2010, he was AIA liaison to the NCARB Practice Analysis Task Force, and served as AIA Board liaison to the Young Architect’s Forum, a position he has assumed again for the College.

He continues to support education as well. As a University of Michigan graduate, he was a member of AIA/SC, and in the 80’s and 90’s served on the UM Architecture Board of Governors and then the Alumni Board. Recently he was recognized as an Distinguished Alumni. He served on the Boston Architectural College Board for two years, and continues to serve on the BAC’s Board of Overseers. He currently serves on the BSA Foundation, promoting environmental awareness for the public

During his career Peter has completed the Boston Children’s Museum, Boston’s first LEED Gold museum, The Scientific Center Children’s Science museum in Kuwait, and the renovation of Discovery Place in Charlotte. In Seoul, Korea he completed exhibition design for the Gyeonggi Children’s Museum. More recently he has opened the Museum of Discovery & Science expansion in Fort Lauderdale, the expansion for the New England Aquarium in Boston, and renovation at the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Peter is currently Principal-in-Charge on both the new Geo-Science Centre in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the La Niu Children’s Museum in Hohhot, China.

         
         
         

Secretary
John J. Castellana, FAIA
TMP Architecture, Inc.

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Spouse: Barbara Castellana

     

John Castellana currently serves as Chairman of TMP Architecture, Inc., a Michigan-based Architecture and Interior Design firm with offices in Bloomfield Hills and Portage, Michigan. Throughout his 45 year career, he has concentrated his efforts on the planning and design of innovative educational facilities that have received over 60 design awards. As TMP’s in house educational planner, he oversees the conceptual development for all school projects that the firm is involved with.

For 58 years the firm has focused their practice on educational clients, and their vision statement titled “life . long . learning” encompasses the passion, creativity, strength and commitment they bring to this market. TMP has grown to serve the broad spectrum of needs for institutions across the country with the goal of designing the finest educational environments.

John received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kent State University in 1971 and his Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois in 1972.  In 1974 he was selected as one of four Young Architects in the USA through a competition sponsored by Building and Construction magazine.

John’s expertise in school planning and design is also evidenced by his impressive national and international credentials, including his memberships in numerous professional organizations. He was the past American representative to the International Union of Architects Working Group on Educational Facilities. He has been a featured speaker in the Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, England and Portugal and hosted and organized the 1998 meeting of the International Working Group at Cranbrook Educational Community.

John was honored in 1988 at the age of 39 to be selected to the College of Fellows in recognition of his design and service to the profession credentials. He has also served as President of AIA Detroit, a member of the AIA National Honor Awards Jury, Chair of the College of Fellows Jury in 2015 and was recently selected as Secretary of the College of Fellows Executive Committee. Following this two year office as Secretary he will serve as Vice Chancellor in 2020 and Chancellor in 2021.

John was also honored as the recipient of the AIA Detroit Gold Medal and the AIA Michigan Gold Medal in recognition of his exceptional design talents and commitment to educational planning and design.