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Ms. Adrienne Montare, FAIA

Executive Director,
AIA South Carolina

Contact Details

AIA South Carolina
Columbia, SC

Bio

Adrienne Montare, FAIA, LEED AP, is the Executive Director of AIA South Carolina. Adrienne was previously employed as a Project Architect at Watson Tate Savory Architects in Columbia from 1997-2009. After receiving a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1985, she returned to her native New York to work for several award-winning firms including Gwathmey Siegel & Associates. In 1997 after moving to South Carolina she co-founded the Columbia Design League, established to promote the importance of good design and its impact on the community. She has taught classes for the SC Chapter of USGBC (US Green Building Council) for candidates preparing for the LEED Accredited Professional exam, is a past president of AIA Columbia, and has served on the Board of Directors of the City Center Partnership in downtown Columbia.

Education

University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas, United States
MArch, 1985
Architecture
1981 To 1985

Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
BA, 1981
Sociology
1977 To 1981

Job History

AIA South Carolina
Executive Director
Columbia, SC, United States
October 2009 - present

Specialties

  • Architectural Design
  • Code Compliance
  • Existing Facilities Surveys
  • Interior Design
  • Sustainable Building Design

Affiliations

  • Council of Architecture Component Executives (CACE)
  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

Interests

  • Sustainable Design, Diversity, Advocacy