Note from the President

Note From President

To Members, Future-members, Colleagues, and Friends,

I’d like to begin by wishing you a Happy New Year! So far 2022 is proving to be disruptive and remain unpredictable, but I am thankful to be able to see many of you at the Annual Design Awards as the Chapter was able to celebrate and honor the great work being accomplished.

I want to personally thank all of you for staying engaged with us over the past couple of challenging years as we continue to adjust our practices to provide you with the information and opportunities to engage membership whether in person, hybrid, or remote. With that said I would like to highlight a few things to look forward to in the coming year:   

We have started the roll out of the new Chapter website that will provide committee content, job boards, and resources to help navigate your career and connect with members.

In addition to the AIAri annual awards program in December, our chapter will be hosting the AIA New England design awards program in the fall.

We continue to provide a CEU program and are working with our partners to bring you valuable content each week. We continue to look for new programs and educational opportunities, so please contact me or Roni with suggestions on programs that you feel would benefit the Chapter.

Your involvement is essential to the success of the Chapter, and we seek assistance to strengthen our committees. I encourage you all to visit the Committee page on the website and look for ways to engage and improve our chapter.

In closing, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your President and look forward to focusing on increased membership engagement as we continue to implement the strategic plan and findings of the Chapter Survey.


Nicholas J. Koulbanis, AIA


President, AIA Rhode Island