Congratulations to Volunteer & Committee Award Winners!
AIA Seattle Volunteer Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate attributes of an emerging leader, poised for significant contribution and accomplishment through their work, community service, and/or active participation in AIA Seattle programs and committees. The Committee Award recognizes and honors a group of AIA Seattle volunteers who has made an outstanding contribution to the organization.
This year we recognize Cameron Hall AIA (top, left) and Erica Loynd AIA (top, right), as well as the Urban Housing Forum Planning Taskforce, co-chairs Carl Dominguez AIA and Garrett Reynolds AIA (bottom, left to right).
Volunteer Award Winner: Cameron Hall AIA
Cameron has co-chaired the AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum in partnership with Marisa Hagney Assoc AIA, since 2013. Together, they built on the good work of Rick Browning AIA, the prior UDF chair. Initial goals included increasing membership, especially with students and younger practitioners, outreach to other professional organizations such as ASLA and APA, increasing visibility on social media, and experimentation with alternate venues for presentation, discussion and collaboration until finding a perfect Forum venue in the new Center for Architecture & Design. Under Cameron’s leadership, AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum brought our community thought provoking and timely discussions. Topics over the past three years have included new city zoning for marijuana cultivation, urban habitat corridors, Living Community Challenge both locally and in China, and an Equity Bike Ramble as part of the Seattle Design Festival. Cameron and Marisa have now passed the UDF torch to Dylan Glosecki AIA, Levi Rippy AIA and RJ Van Liere AIA.
Volunteer Award Winner: Erica Loynd AIA
The second Volunteer Award goes to Erica Loynd AIA. Erica works with AIA Seattle in so many different ways. She currently co-chairs the Laddership program which matches Mentors and groups of Mentees – helping to shape and build the next generation. Erica leads our member committees and helps ensure high quality member services by working on the Membership Steering committee. Within her firm, she has been a strong advocate for AIA Seattle and encourages colleagues to attend events and participate in our professional community. As the local NCARB representative, she has provided invaluable advice for those seeking licensure and works to help shape our ARE programming. Erica is always willing to jump into a project with her positive attitude.
Committee Award Winner: Urban Housing Forum Planning Taskforce, Co-Chairs Carl Dominguez AIA and Garrett Reynolds AIA
This year’s award goes to the Urban Housing Forum Planning Taskforce. The members of the taskforce went above and beyond to create and execute an amazing and educational program. The team was able to strike a wonderful balance of providing context for the issues with urban housing and giving participants tangible solutions. Taskforce members thoughtfully delved into a complex topic and brought in the right people to the table. Through the leadership of co-chairs Carl Dominguez and Garrett Reynolds, who are also involved with AIA Seattle in other capacities, this event was made incredibly successful. It also lifted up the critical issue of Housing, Homelessness and affordability, in which architects and designers will be play a critical role.
Planning Taskforce Members:
- Carl Dominguez AIA, (Co-Chair)
- Garrett Reynolds AIA, (Co-Chair)
- Dawn Bushnaq AIA
- Julie Campbell AIA
- Steve Dewalt
- Susan Ingham AIA
- Myra Lara Assoc. AIA
- Tom Lawrence AIA
- Rick Mohler AIA
Thank you all for your incredible work and high level of leadership and involvement with AIA Seattle!