CAE Leadership Group

2019 CAE Leadership Group

Karina Ruiz, AIA
BRIC Architecture
Portland, OR

Brian Minnich, AIA
GWWO Architects
Baltimore, MD

David Van Galen, AIA
Integrus Architecture
Seattle, WA

Michael Nieminen, FAIA
Kliment Halsband Architects
New York, NY

Judy Hoskens, Assoc AIA
Cuningham Group
Minneapolis, MN

Pam Moran
Superintendent of Schools Albemarle County Public Schools
Charlottesville, VA

Letter from the chair


As we embark on 2019, I feel a renewed sense of hope about the year ahead. I believe we are on the verge of an irreversible tipping point in education and the design of learning environments will undoubtedly play a strong role in that transformation. During my time on the AIA Committee on Architecture for Education, I have seen the incredible impact this knowledge community has had on the design of learning environments across the country. I encourage you to join us as we strive to make spaces better for all of the learners across the entire educational continuum.


Active participation in the AIA CAE through involvement in one of our six sub-committees and task forces, attendance of our two incredible conferences or engagement in our discussion forum will make you a better architect and a better member of our community of learners. This year, our conferences take us to Los Angeles from May 1-4 and Milwaukee from October 23-25. These conferences promise to be replete with relevant, inspiring content and thought-provoking tours. 


The AIA CAE is a rich community of inspiring learners from all walks of life and from all parts of the country. Some are dedicated to particular markets while others have varied portfolios that extend beyond educational facilities. What unites us is the fervent belief that education has a profound ability to change our world and that, as architects, we have a unique role to play in shaping the future. 


I am honored to lead such an esteemed group this year and look forward to contributing to the dialogue that makes our schools, higher ed campuses, and, ultimately, our world safer, healthier, more engaging, and more connected. Please feel free to reach out should you have any questions, concerns or suggestions. Thanks for your dedication and here's to an amazing year! 


Karina Ruiz, AIA, LEED BD+C