AIA Austin Staff Liason:
In addition to the members-only Commercial Advocacy Roundtable and Residential Advocacy Roundtable, the AIA Austin Board Advocacy Commission meets regularly to discuss topics of importance to our members and the community. Some of these meetings are open to AIA Austin members and Allied members in an effort to address issues of importance. If a member has an issue they would like the Advocacy Commission to address, please review this diagram and contact AIA Austin.
2023 Board Advocacy Commission
AIA Austin President: Christy Taylor, AIA
AIA Austin Executive Director: Ingrid Spencer
Advocacy Commissioner: Bryan Jones, AIA
Commercial Advocacy Roundtable: Chi Lee, AIA, Chair; Kirk Kaszynski, AIA, Chair-Elect
Residential Advocacy Roundtable: Oren Mitzner, AIA, Chair; Billy Del Monte, Chair-Elect
Urban Design Committee: Peter Dufrene, Chair; Zerek Kroll, Chair-Elect
Committee on The Environment (COTE): Josh Leger, AIA, Chair; Ekta Khuller, AIA, Chair-Elect
Housing Advocacy: Blair McKay, AIA, Chair; David Carroll, AIA, Chair-Elect
Interested in how downtown Austin came out of recession in the early 90’s? Check out this video created by AIA National about Austin’s Regional Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT), or watch a video here created by our Advocacy Commission and KUT.
AIA Austin’s Commercial Advocacy Roundtable’s mission is to actively engage with the City of Austin, the construction industry, and the commercial development community on behalf of architects in reporting and addressing issues that affect commercial architecture in Austin. Specifically, the committee acts as a liaison between the different entities to encourage and enhance commercial architecture … Continued
AIA Austin, through its Advocacy Commission, is actively engaged with City of Austin staff to keep updated as to zoning and building code changes, specifically including the Residential Review and Inspections Departments. The purpose is to inform AIA Austin members of various code changes and City of Austin staff interpretations affecting architects and their practice. … Continued
In October of 2013, AIA Austin assembled an advocacy group to focus on the City of Austin’s initiative to revise Austin’s Land Development Code and align it with the principles and priorities of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan. As this is the single most important regulation affecting architects in Austin today, the Land Development Code … Continued