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Announcing the AIA 2024-2025 Higher Education Advisory Team

  • 1.  Announcing the AIA 2024-2025 Higher Education Advisory Team

    Posted 02-09-2024 02:20 PM

    The AIA Higher Education Advisory Team (HEAT) is a volunteer team, with a mission to advise, share, and promote the issues, trends, and aspirations relevant to architectural education that will improve and inform the future of architecture. Every two years, seven (7) members are selected to represent the six US ACSA regions and include an appointed CCCAP representative to serve two-year calendar year terms (January-December).  

    Congratulations and thank you to all of our new members for applying and agreeing to volunteer your time to help the AIA further its connection to academia. Sincere thanks to our HEAT (2022-23) Emeritus members for your service and future input.  

    2024-25 HEAT Members  

    • Andrew Chin, Assoc. AIA, NOMA- Dean, School of Architecture & Engineering Technology,  Florida A&M University
    • Elaine Chow, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP- Elaine Chow, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP- Director of Student Professional Development, Clinical Assistant Professor, State University of New York at Buffalo
    • Randy Deutsch, FAIA, LEED AP-Clinical Associate Professor School of Architecture, University of Illinois Urbana- Campaign
    • Robert Fleming, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA- Director, Design for Sustainability, Design Leadership, Weitzman School of Design, University of Pennsylvania
    • Stephanie Ling, AIA- Faculty, Program Coordinator, Architectural Design Technology, Metropolitan Community College, Nebraska
    • Kreg Mebust, ACUE, ASLA – Professor of Architecture, School of Technical Sciences, Truckee Meadows Community College, Nevada
    • Brittany Williams, AIA, LEEP AP- Associate Clinical Professor, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, The University of Maryland  

    HEAT Emeritus Members 2022-23 

    Emeritus members have the option to offer input, engage in calls, etc.: 

    • Erlene Clark, AIA Undergraduate Program Coordinator, School of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin  
    • Thomas Fowler, IV, NOMA, FAIA, DPASCAProfessor and Director of Graduate Master of Science in Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 
    • Farzana Ghandi, AIA, LEED AP Assoc. Professor, School of Architecture and Design, New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) 
    • Jessie LaFree, AIA - Lecturer & Licensing Advisor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
    • Marilys Nepomechie, FAIA, DPACSA- Assoc. Dean & Distinguished University Professor of Architecture, Florida International University 
    • Robin Puttock, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, WELL AP- Assistant Professor, College of Architecture and Construction Management, Kennesaw State University, formerly the University of Maryland 
    • Malini Srivastava, AIA, DDes- Director MSRP & Assoc. Professor, College of Design, University of Minnesota  


    Andrea Milo
    The American Institute of Architects
    Washington DC