Serve on the AIA Chicago Foundation Board of Trustees

Design the future of the profession.

The AIA Chicago Foundation Board of Trustees are seeking candidates to fill vacancies starting in 2024.

AIA Chicago Foundation Board of Trustees

The AIA Chicago Foundation is an independent not-for-profit 501(c)(3), tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to supporting activities that benefit the Chicago-area architecture community. As such, it provides grants, scholarships, education, awards for activities that promote the profession, students, recent graduates, emerging professionals and the larger architecture and design community. 

With its own Board of Trustees, AIACF operates independently from AIACC for its fiduciary responsibilities and engagements.

AIA Chicago Foundation (“AIACF") seeks nominations for the 2024 Board of Trustees, with terms beginning in January 2024. We encourage representation from a broad range of architects and related professionals with a passionate interest to our mission. The majority of Trustees shall be architect members of the AIA Chicago (“AIACC”) in good standing; at least two Trustees shall be public members, who are not architects.

AIA Chicago Foundation operates exclusively for charitable purposes and is dedicated to the recognition and the support of activities which elevate the ideals of the profession, which illuminate the body of knowledge about architecture, and which exhibit excellence in the making of the built environment.

We strongly encourage the nomination of a diverse and inclusive body of candidates, including but not limited to, women and non-binary genders; black, indigenous and people of color (BIPOC); private and public industry professionals; people with disabilities and veterans. The slate of proposed Trustee candidates will be elected online as a part of the AIACC annual business meeting proceedings this December ahead of the fiscal start.  
 

Submission Information

Submissions open: Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Submissions close:
Monday, October 2, 6:00 PM Central

To Submit to The AIA Chicago Foundation Board of Trustees
  1. Review open positions, Trustee requirements, and submission requirements in the dropdowns below.
  2. Email all required documents in the correct format to membervoices@aiachicago.org
  3. Title the subject line of the email "2024 AIA Chicago Board: Attn. Allison" 

Any questions? Contact Allison Garwood Freedland, Director of Outreach at afreedland@aiachicago.org 
Register for the Info Session on September 20
Nominations are now closed

The Board is currently seeking:

  • One (1) Seat - Board of Trustee* or Public Trustee**: 2-year term+ 
  • One (1) Seat - Board of Trustee* or Public Trustee**: 2-year term+

* As a Board of Trustee, you must be in good standing as a member of AIA Chicago 
** Public Trustee is not required to be a member of AIA 
+ Terms are pending approval of Amended Bylaws 

2024 AIA Chicago Foundation Board of Trustees Nominating Committee

The 2024 AIA Chicago Foundation Board of Trustees Nominating Committee is comprised of the following individuals:

Pina Paradowicz

Gina Paradowicz, AIA
AIA Chicago Foundation Trustee
Nominating Committee Chair

Kerl La Jeune

Kerl LaJeune, Assoc. AIA
AIA Chicago Foundation Trustee

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Julia Mosqueda, Assoc. AIA
AIA Chicago Foundation Trustee

Chris-Annmarie Spencer

Chris Annmarie Spencer, AIA
AIA Chicago Foundation President
2022-2023