About Us

With approximately 1,700 members throughout the Metro-Atlanta area, the Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects is a energetic, creative and agile advocate for architects, design professionals, students and the general public.

Our diverse membership is comprised of professionals from an array of backgrounds including traditional firms, allied professional firms, retired professionals, colleges, universities, government centers, product showrooms, manufacturing facilities and home offices. All members have one connecting and powerful thread in common: a fine appreciation of architecture and design.

AIA Atlanta is highly capable of meeting any and all levels of interest and expertise in architecture and design. Offering a number of committees, educational programs, seminars and social events, we invite you to become an AIA Atlanta member. Grow with us and expand your opportunities, both professionally and personally. Help us build something great.

Mission Statement

AIA Atlanta brings leadership to the built environment.


Vision Statement

AIA Atlanta advances the quality of life in our communities through inspiration and leadership in both design and the built environment.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registrants’ cancellation requests received:

  • Eight (8) or more days prior to event will receive a full refund
  • Seven (7) or fewer days prior to event will receive a 50% refund
  • Within 48 hours of event are not be eligible for a refund
  • After the event has passed are not be eligible for a refund

Cancellation requests can be submitted by phone or email, and must be made by the registrant and/or cardholder. Requests must include the name of the attendee and/or payment information. Eligible refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment. These policies apply to all AIA Atlanta events unless otherwise noted.


Media Consent

Consent for Use of Photographic Images: Registration for and/or participation in AIA Atlanta meetings and events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to AIA Atlanta’s use and distribution of the registrant and guests’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such meetings and activities. If you do not consent, please submit notice by email at info@aiaatl.org, or in writing to the AIA Atlanta office at 100 Edgewood Ave. NE, Suite 175, Atlanta, GA 30303.


Review of Antitrust Compliance Reminder

It is the practice of AIA and its members to comply strictly with all laws, including federal and state antitrust laws that apply to AIA operations and activities. Accordingly, meetings will be conducted in full compliance with those laws.

2016 AIA Atlanta Board


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AIA Atlanta President William Carpenter, FAIA, PhD

William Carpenter, FAIA, PhD
Lightroom, Kennesaw State University


Richard Kramer, AIA
Piper O’Brien Herr Architects


Past President
Melody Harclerode, AIA
Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance


Greg Mullin, AIA
Collins Cooper Carusi Architects, Inc.


Karen Jenkins, AIA
Forsite Group, Inc.


Membership Director
Marc Johnson, AIA


Communications Directors
Autumn Sikoroski, Assoc. AIA

Ryan Cavanaugh, AIA


Continuing Education Director
Brandon Chambers, Assoc. AIA
The Beck Group


Development Directors
Ian K. Hunter 

William Clark, AIA 
Stevens & Wilkinson


Emerging Professionals Directors
Jereme Smith, Assoc. AIA

Krista Dumkrieger, AIA
Cooper Carry


Programs Directors
Jessika Nelson, Assoc. AIA 
Rosser International, Inc.

Aaron Albrecht, AIA


Allied Director
Katie Yielding Hughes, AIA 
AVI, Marvin Design Gallery


AIA Atlanta Staff


David Southerland

Executive Director



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Director of Membership & Development



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Director of Media & Communications



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Director of Programs & Continuing Education


Friends of AIA Atlanta

Name Company AddressSuiteCity Zip Email
Andrew Sain Stanley D. Lindsay & Associates 2300 Windy Ridge Pkwy STE 200Atlanta30339asain@sdlal.com
Joe Hornstrum McNichols Co. 1980 Shiloh Rd NW Kennesaw 30144Joe.Hornstrom@mcnichols.com
Daniel Elington Scenic Design Group, PC 1823 Mount Hope CtDuluth 30097dan@scenicdesigngroup.com
Donald BryanJamco, Inc 2160 Kingston Court STE 1Marietta 30067dbryan@jamco-inc.com
Lisa White Kimball Office 3445 Peachtree Rd STE 400Atlanta 30349lisa.white@kimball.com
Mark Bond Hayes, James & Associates, Inc 4745 Shackleford Rd STE 300Norcross30093mbond@hayesjames.com
Sherri SmithThe Pretection Engineering Group2750 Premiete PkwySTE 900Duluth30097SSmithpegroup-inc.com
Theron Gunter Guy T. Gunter & Associates 1610 Southland Circle SWAtlanta 30318tgunter@guytgunter.com
Tracy Green DLB Associates 3290 Cumberland Club Dr.STE 300Atlanta 30339tgreen@dlbassociates.com
Brendan Gardes DLB Associates 3290 Cumberland Club Dr. STE 300Atlanta 30339bgardes@dlbassociates.com