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Friday
Jun262015

aia international region election results

The votes have been vetted by the AIA’s Legal Counsel in Washington DCfor the offices of First Vice President/President and Treasurer for the International Region.

Thierry Paret, FAIA was elected as First Vice President for 2016-2017 and President for 2017-2018 and Loay Quota, AIA was elected as Treasurer for 2016-2017.  The two former AIA Middle East Chapter Presidents will work with the International Region’s board of Directors to further develop the AIA’s international initiatives.

Wednesday
Jun102015

14 June, Doha Event - AIA ME Qatar Launch Event

Please join AIA Middle East in Doha for the AIA ME Qatar Launch Event at Education City, Carnegie Mellon University, Lecture Hall 1064 on Sunday June 14 6:30-9 pm.The event will start with a peek inside the presentation room of 4 star architects, presenting their designs for 425 Park Ave, New York city. This is a fascinating movie not to be missed featuring:

Norman Foster
Rem Koolhaas
Roger & Partners
Zaha Hadid

WSP/Parsons BrinkerHoff will afterwards present evacuation principles for high occupancy buildings, a great way to satisfy your HSW continuing education requirements.

 

When: Sunday 14 June, 2015.

 Time: 6:30-9:00 pm 

 Where: Education City, Carnegie Mellon University, Lecture Hall 1064

Space is Limited

Kindly RSVP to: 

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Wednesday
May272015

THE INTERNATIONAL REGION'S TOM VONIER FAIA ELECTED AS THE AIA'S 2017 PRESIDENT!

The International's Region Founding President Tom Vonier, FAIA was elected as the 2017 AIA President during the AIA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. This is the first time that an AIA President based overseas has been elected to the highest seat of the Institute.  The AIA Middle East congratulates Tom on this great accomplishment and looks forward to supporting him as first Vice President in 2016 and President in 2017.

For more on this story, please go to this link.

Wednesday
May272015

AIA MIDDLE EAST'S THIERRY PARET FAIA ELECTED TO THE AIA NATIONAL BOARD IN WASHINGTON DC

Three At-large Directors were elected by the Strategic Council on May 12, in advance of AIA Convention 2015.

The first of three was Donald I. King, FAIA, who was elected for three years. After serving on the AIA National Board of Directors and as Director of the AIA Northwest & Pacific Region from 2013 to 2014, he currently sits on the AIA National Strategic Council. An active member of the AIA since 1979 and a Fellow since 2000, King founded DKA Architecture in 1985. He received an M.Arch. from the University of California at Los Angeles and a B.F.A. in Interior Architecture from Wayne State University.

Also elected, for a two-year term, was Thierry Paret, FAIA. The founding President of AIA Middle East, he also served on the Membership Committee from 2011 to 2013. A Fellow since 2014, Paret is currently Treasurer of the International Region, of which he is a founding member, and a member of the Board Community Committee. He received a B.Arch. from the Pratt Institute.

Finally, elected for one year was Deepika Padam, AIA. She was both Founder and Past Chair of the Emerging Professionals/Young Architects Forum in Las Vegas, and served as the first female President of AIA Las Vegas in 2010. Padam was also the recipient of the Young Architect of the Year Award in 2013. She received an M.Arch. from the University of Michigan and a B.Arch. from the Guru Nanak Dev University in India.

The remaining three At-large Directors will be elected at AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta. The six At-large Directors will support the AIA's CEO, President, First Vice President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer in leading the American Institute of Architects. Please go here to see the story in AIA Architect.

Monday
Mar302015

Thierry Paret, FAIA for First Vice President and Loay Quota, AIA for Treasurer of the AIA International Region

 

 

 

Please show your support by completing the attached PDF proxy form which you can find here.

Just fill in your name, membership number and sign your name.  Once this is done please e-mail the form to AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stevens, Hon AIA at jstephens@aia.org and copy Loay Quota, AIA at loay.quota@aiamiddleeast.org 

We thank you for your support in electing these two founding members of the AIA Middle East Chapter who will work tirelessly to enhance services rendered to you by the American Institute of Architects.

The Board of the AIA Middle East thanks you for your very important and continued support.