I truly believe that the Institute and architects community would benefit from Mr.Thomas Vonier 's leadership.I feel very inspired to support people like him, who spend their lifetime promoting the architect's profession!
Let's give him our support, so he can share with us his commitment and leadership.
Thomas Vonier's statement:
My commitment as a candidate for AIA president is to advance public outreach and advocate for architects. As AIA president-elect next year, I will launch “Building a Greater America” — an initiative challenging 2016 US Presidential candidates to place buildings and communities at the top of the national agenda.
Candidate for AIA First Vice President/2017 President
Thomas Vonier works from bases in Washington DC and Paris. He is the founding president of AIA Continental Europe, and of the AIA International Region. Tom was elected vice president of the AIA in 2013. He also chaired of the Honorary Fellows Jury for the American Institute of Architects.
Tom began practice in Washington DC and later expanded to Europe for clients with worldwide projects. He gravitated to global work while in university, encouraged by Nathaniel Owings of SOM and Ron Herron of Archigram. Tom is an avid cyclist and musician. He is married to Françoise Vonier.
To find out more on his vision click on the following link:
to see a letter of support and comments from AIA members:
I strongly support Tom Thomas Vonier in his efforts. We need more professional like him to represent us as architects and members of our communities.
AIA friends and colleagues (and Architecture friends beyond), Thomas Vonier is in my mind a clear choice as the next President of the AIA. I was lucky enough to work with and get to know him on the Board Advocacy Committee which he chaired last year. This provided me with the first hand knowledge of what a great leader he is. His commitment to establishing architecture as a clear priority for our national policy-making is demonstrated in the "Building A Greater America" proposal he is sharing, and is the type of vision that would continue to build the AIA as the type of organization the emerging architects of this generation and beyond will want to join - as well as increasing our collective voice as stewards of our communities in the present day. Please share this with your AIA network, and join me in supporting Tom as the next president of the AIA.
Our man in Paris (and DC) Thomas Vonier is running for AIA First Vice President / 2017 President this year in Atlanta. I've known Tom for a few years now and I think you should get to know him too. Then you should tell whomever is voting for your chapter what you think.