Note from the President

Note From President

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

I’d like to start by wishing you all a very Happy New Year! I think it goes without saying that we are all hopeful 2021 will bring us a fresh start following an unprecedented and challenging year. Much has changed in the world and our industry in the last year, and all of us at AIA-RI would like to get a fresh perspective on what is important to you. With that in mind, here are a few things we have planned in the coming year.

In February, we plan to release a new AIA-RI Chapter Survey to enable the Board to guide the Chapter as we move forward.

Last year we finalized our five-year Strategic Plan – the Chapter’s first ever strategic plan – and this year we will continue our implementation efforts.

We are introducing a new “Firm Liaison” program this year, where dedicated individuals from each architecture firm in the state will act as a communication conduit to promote and announce important events, calls for help, advocacy support efforts, etc. If you are interested in learning more, or participating as the Liaison for your firm, please contact me directly.

The roll-out of the weekly virtual CEU program this past year has been a huge success, and we will continue to work with our partners to bring you fresh content each week. We are always looking for new programs, so please don’t hesitate to contact me or Roni with suggestions on programs that you feel would benefit the Chapter.

Your involvement is critical to the success of the Chapter, and we are seeking help to fill our committees. Please follow this link, to learn more about the committee charges. We are in particular need to fill the newly formed Committee on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.), with committee charges developed by our Task Force on Black Lives Matter. The full report and committee charges can be found here.

In closing, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to serve as your President this year, and look forward to learning more about what is important to you through our increased focus on member engagement.

Best,

Paul M. Hauser, AIA

Vision 3 Architects

President, AIA Rhode Island