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2018 Chair
Matthew Shoor, AIA | Dattner Architects | New York, NY

Lawrence Paschall II AIA | Spotted Dog Architecture | Dallas, TX
Muriel Watkins | Cross Creek Strategies, LLC | Potomac, MD 
Sara Boyer | Moody Nolan, Inc | Columbus, OH
Peter Macrae, AIA | Macrae Architecture, LLC | Worthington, OH

Past Chairs
A. Lira Luis, AIA | Atelier Lira Luis, LLC | Chicago
David Richards, FAIA | Rossetti | Detroit

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