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Texas Architects Board Responds to AIA Restructuring

As our members may know from a previous blog entry by John Nyfeler, FAIA, the AIA Board is considering a change in its structure. The AIA governance proposal may be found here. While board structure may not be a “hot” topic among AIA members, it is the mechanism that allows member voices to be transmitted to the AIA Board of Directors. How well that works — or doesn’t work — should be of high interest to AIA members and was for the most recent meeting of the Texas Architects Board of Directors.  After considerable discussion, the Texas Architects board unanimously approved the following…

On the Proposed Reorganization of the AIA Board

Members may have seen John Nyfeler’s post on the Texas Architects blog about “Repositioning the Institute: What It Means to the Texas Society of Architects.”  First, I fully support the concept of repositioning the AIA. However there is an issue that deserves more specific attention, and that is the restructuring of the AIA Board of Directors. I do not support the current proposed redesign of our governance model. I urge all members to look closely and with a critical eye at the proposed governance model. As all architects know, good or bad is contained within the details of a given design. Many…