2018 Board Elections

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Nominations for AIA Georgia’s 2018 Board of Directors are open Thursday, August 31 through Thursday, September 14 at 5 p.m. Online voting will take place from October 17 to October 31.

All members of the board of directors of AIA Georgia have legal, fiduciary responsibilities mandated in Georgia state law. These responsibilities are consistent across any person in Georgia serving on a nonprofit board of directors.

Fiduciary responsibilities

  • Setting the strategic vision for AIA Georgia and working with other board members and staff to set the scope of activities of the organization
  • Providing fiscal and fiduciary oversight of AIA Georgia and ensuring that the organization is utilizing its resources, both staff and financial, in ways consistent with the strategic vision and scope of work
  • Act as a public face of AIA Georgia, attending public events, meetings, etc., as needed by the organization

Open positions

Position Length of Term Position Description
President-Elect (2019 President) 1 year Download

Candidates for President-Elect


Robert Perry Jarrell AIA


Over the past two years, as Treasurer, I have served as part of the Executive Committee and had input on all critical issues facing the organization. As Treasurer, I have continued to improve the financial strength of AIA Georgia, with others, increasing our finances over 10 percent and reducing our expenses through the shared office and staffing arrangement with AIA Atlanta. I also attended Grass Roots, held in Washington, DC, to learn of the opportunities and challenges that our organization faces, as a result of the Repositioning Efforts and Accreditation Requirements, instituted by AIA National. And, finally, I have worked closely with the AIA Georgia Advocacy Committee, Executive Committee and the Full Board to improve our advocacy efforts for architects around the entire State and in Atlanta area. Over the past two years, with the help of many, AIA Georgia has had tremendous success with those efforts.

Prior to joining the AIA Georgia Board, I served on the AIA Atlanta Board, in multiple positions, including Treasurer (helping to improve the financial strength of AIA Atlanta), Membership Co-Director: (helping to streamline the board structure and improve operations and to increase membership) and as Academic Affairs Co-Director (helped to restart the “Architecturally Speaking” lecture series with all three architecture programs participating).

And, I served as the 2015 AIA National Convention Budget Chair in 2014 -2015, helping to arrange one of the most successful National Conventions in terms or attendance, financial performance and overall good will for the profession.

As President Elect, I will continue to lead the efforts to improve membership value and service and promote the profession of architecture by serving all of the architects throughout the State of Georgia. I am asking you to vote for me for the position of President Elect for AIA Georgia.


Michael Tchouaffé AIA


I have been an AIA member since 1995 and thru all the “Ups and Downs” of the profession, I have remained faithful to the passion of practicing Architecture, advocating for the Profession, both publicly and privately.

A current member of the Architecture Foundation of Georgia. After serving as AIA Georgia secretary for 2 years, once again I am willing to get out of my comfort zone and step up to be the leader that the organization needs, to become the “big tent” it has always aspired to be, for those who truly believe that our profession is ever greater than we think and that the public at large needs to be shown the thru value of Architecture, not just in designing big buildings for the rich and powerful but also in designing small houses for the common folks.


Allen Kenna Stewart AIA


I have been a registered architect since 1991 and an active AIA member since 1994. I served as AIA Georgia State IDP Coordinator from 2008 to 2014, and served two consecutive terms as a member of the AIA Georgia Board of Directors from 2011 to 2014. I have been dedicated to the promotion of the profession my entire career, and would very much like to serve as a champion within the state for architecture, architects and sound, sustainable design.

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