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If any of the committees below are of interest to you, please email your contact information and the committee(s) you would like to join to email@example.com. We look forward to working with ALL members on these committees and making AIA Florida and you a success!
Andy Hayes, AIA - Chair
Legislative Team ? Members of this committee are asked to respond, sometimes at short notice, to develop AIA Florida position statements, white papers, or research on issues as they arise during the Legislative Session.
Florida Building Code/Building Officials of Florida Joint Task Force ? Members of the FBC Task Force monitor the changes and proposals made to the Florida Building Code as well as work with the Florida Building Commission and the Building Officials of Florida (BOAF) to make sure changes made are in the best interest of everyone involved.
BOAID Liaison Team ? Members of this team are requested to attend BOAID meetings to monitor the progress and decisions made by the board. Mileage is funded per the AIA Florida reimbursement policy.
Strengthen the Voice ? It is the goal of this Committee to strengthen the voice of architects on legislative and regulatory issues.
Codes and Standards Technical Advisory Council - Recommend and assist in the creation and the review of AIA Florida positions on building and regulatory codes.
Nati Soto, AIA - Chair
Member Recognition ? Members involved in this committee oversee and participate in the Honor & Design Awards program. (Chaired by Peter Jones, AIA, AIA Florida Immediate Past President)
Component Excellence Award Program - It is the goal for the 13 local AIA Florida components to be recognized for the great work they are accomplishing year after year.
Florida/Caribbean Architect magazine ? Members of this committee help the editorial staff by encouraging other members to submit articles for the magazine, and developing editorial content. Members will write (or encourage others to write) editorials to be submitted to statewide media for printing in newspapers, journals and other publications.
Public Relations ? Members of this committee will be responsible for generating/developing positive relationships with Florida communities and media. It may also include editorial board meetings, meetings with local media representatives to become the trusted advisor on architecture and architecture related issues. This group will help develop the list of Florida?s top 100 architecture for release on AIA Florida?s 100th anniversary in 2012.
Historic Resources Committee ? The goal of this committee and its members will be to collaborate with the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation as well as monitor historic buildings and preservation projects within the state.
Melody Bishop, AIA - Chair
Component Members Support: Recruitment, Retention, and Associates ? Members will be responsible for reaching out to non-members within geographic regions to encourage membership as well as communicating with members and associates to retain members within the state. Resources for this committee will be provided by AIA Florida.
Component Contract ? The members of this committee will educate components on legal requirements and financial responsibilities of a professional membership organization. (a 501(C)(6)) Ideal members for this committee are the secretary/treasurer and executive director of the local component.
Students/Associates ? This group works with the six Florida schools of architecture and encourages outreach to the faculty and students to develop better relationships with the AIA. This group will also include the IDP Coordinators from around the state and work with NCARB on the regulations, and IDP educators of each component.
ACE Program: High School/Architect Liaison Program ? Members of this group would act as mentors and liaisons to their local high schools. The goal is to have one architect in every high school in Florida by 2012. This is a great opportunity for members to interact with the students and help develop tomorrow?s architects.
Small Firms Committee ? Members of this task force will determine the needs of the small firms and make recommendations.
Joe Garcia, AIA - Chair
Member Education ? Members of this committee assist in the planning of the AIA Florida annual convention, seminars and the safety assessment program.
Certification Program ? It is the goal of this committee to develop a have approved by the Florida governor, cabinet or legislature a safety assessment program so certified members can respond following a natural disaster to make structure assessments. Other certification programs would be a streamlined permitting for AIA members and a license for members to act as building inspectors. Also, this group is responsible for developing new seminars for AIA Florida based on sustainable design.