Knowledge Communities

Get Involved! Committees are always looking for fresh ideas, and extra hands make the load light. Contact the chair of the committee you are interested in joining.

Allied Members Committee

Jackie Browning
American Cedar & Millwork 

Extends the spectrum of membership to those in allied professions and services, and reinforces collaboration between AIABaltimore and allied professional organizations. Meets every 2nd Thursday at 8:30 am at various member firm offices.

Building Enclosure Council – Baltimore

Dan Mckelvey, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Ayers Saint Gross

Justin Iovenitti, LEED AP BD+C
Advanced Building Performance

Works in cooperation with the National Institute of Science and Technology Building Enclosure Council to bring together building professionals for the purpose of sharing ideas about building design/science. Meets monthly, typically at Morgan State University, CBEIS.

Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE)

Michael Archbold, AIA
Baltimore County Public Schools

Laura Smyles, AIA
Grimm + Parker

CAE is a forum for the exploration, discussion, and dissemination of ideas on education facilities. CAE strives to bring together diverse stakeholders interested in creating, building and implementing great learning environments. Meets every 4th Wednesday at 8:30 am at the AIABaltimore Gallery.

Committee on the Environment and Resiliency (COTE | R)

Rudy Schaar, AIA
Whitman Requardt & Associates

Dustin Watson, AIA
inPlace Design 

Social Media: Facebook

Promotes awareness of environmental issues and provides architects with an educational source for sustainable design. The Resiliency subcommittee is dedicated to educating, promoting and implementing programs that help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters within our design community and the community at large. Meets every 4th Tuesday at 6 pm at various locations.

Design Awards

Marty Marren, AIA
Marren Architects

Eric Lowe, AIA
Design Collective Inc.

Meets every 2nd Wednesday at 8:15 am at AIABaltimore Board Room.

Design Awards Traveling Exhibit


Fred Scharmen, Assoc. AIA
Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning

Zevi Thomas, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP+ND

Organizes an exhibit of Design Awards winners that travels around the Baltimore region. Meets periodically.

Doors Open Baltimore

Victoria Kraushar-Plantholt, AIA
Brasher Design

Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Organizes the annual Doors Open Baltimore, a 1-day city-wide event opening doors to the public on Baltimore Architecture. Meets every 2nd Tuesday at the AIABaltimore Chapter House.

Emerging Professionals Committee

Jonathan Cartwright, Assoc. AIA

Trey Shamer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Marks, Thomas Architects

Social Media: Facebook | Instagram

Implements programs to serve Emerging Professionals, including mentorship, networking, and professional licensure preparation and education through the Achieving Registration Together (A.R.T.) program. Meets every 1st Monday at 6.p.m. at AIABaltimore Gallery.


Valerie Kirkley, AIA
Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.

Hilary Zoretic, AIA
Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.

Social Media: Facebook

The Equity Committee of AIA Baltimore seeks to promote an inclusive environment for all design professionals. We celebrate diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and achievements by providing networking opportunities, a platform for change, and a forum for mentorship and personal and career development.


Ed Hord, FAIA
Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.

Provides support for nominees to the AIA College of Fellows. Meets periodically.

Future Architect Resources (FAR)

Melissa Rodriguez de Jesus, AIA
Design Collective

Negar Tabibian, Assoc. AIA

Social Media: Instagram | Tumblr

The FAR Committee serves as a vehicle for collaboration among professionals and educators (universities, community colleges, middle and secondary schools) towards the education of future architects. Meets every 2nd Wednesday at 5:30 pm in the AIABaltimore Gallery.

Golf Outing

Erik Baiamonte, AIA, LEED BD+C
Ammon Heisler Sachs Architects

Christine Simeone

Organizes AIABaltimore’s Annual Golf Outing. Meets seasonally.

Health & Wellness Design

David S. Watts, AIA
MCA Architecture

Heather Rustici
Jeffrey Brown Contracting, LLC

Designs and implements programs to advance health and wellness through design through cross-disciplinary dialogue. Meets every other 3rd Wednesday at 5:30 pm at the AIABaltimore Gallery.

Historic Resources Committee (HRC)

Andrea Drake, AIA
Marks, Thomas Architects 

Dave Ditman
Retired teacher, HoCo Public Schools

The Historic Resources Committee organizes events that promote the knowledge and appreciation of the restoration and adaptive use of Baltimore’s historic buildings and neighborhoods.

Lecture Series

Katherine Lepage, AIA
Ziger/Snead Architects

Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Vimeo

Brings provocative and topical architectural speakers to the Baltimore community. Meets periodically.

Practice Management

Anthony Gill, AIA
MCA | Architecture

Basil Rousos, AIA
Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.

The AIABaltimore Practice Management Committee seeks to encourage open discourse among AIABaltimore architects, allied members, and other professional organizations to advance member understanding of practice-related issues including; business, ethics, construction law, taxes, human resources, marketing, and technology. Responsibilities of the AIA Practice Management Committee include delivering 3-4 educational seminars throughout the year for continuing education credit. Each seminar aims to present a different aspect of operating an architectural practice. In addition, the Practice Management Committee assists in organizing the annual AIA/BAF holiday party and Presidents meeting.

Additional resources can be found on the AIA National Practice Management Knowledge Community (PMKC) website:

Meets every 3rd Tuesdayat 8:30 am at AIABaltimore Board Room.


Urban Design

Matthew Fitzsimmons, AIA
Hord Coplan Macht, Inc.

Britton Flynn, AIA
Gaudreau Inc.

Meets every 4th Wednesday at 6 pm.  Rotating meeting location, contact either Matthew or Britton for monthly location.

AIABaltimore Staff

Kathleen Lane, Assoc. AIA
Executive Director
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Nathan Dennies
Operations and Communications Associate
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Ally Lancaster
Membership & Sponsorship Associate
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A. Zevi Thomas, Assoc. AIA
Programs and Outreach Coordinator
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