AIA Canada Chapter Receives its Charter from American Institute of Architects President Tom Vonier, FAIA

On October 7, 2017, the American Institute of Architects President Tom V. Vonier, FAIA presented the AIA Canada charter to its new President Som Bose, AIA.  The presentation ceremony took place during the joint AIA International Region / AIA Continental Europe Chapter Conference held in Prague Castle in the Czech Republic.

  (From left to right: Thierry Paret FAIA, Loay Quota AIA, Tom Vonier FAIA, Som Bose AIA, James Wright FAIA)

(From left to right: Thierry Paret FAIA, Loay Quota AIA, Tom Vonier FAIA, Som Bose AIA, James Wright FAIA)

The Canadian Chapter with over 400 members is the seventh chapter in the International Region joining AIA United Kingdom, AIA Continental Europe, AIA Hong Kong, AIA Japan, AIA Middle East and AIA Shanghai.

The AIA Canada Board is made up of the following persons from the Formation Committee:

President - Mr. Som Bose, AIA, MBA, NCARB, LEED AP

Vice President - Ms. Stephanie Calvet, AIA, LEED AP

Secretary - Mr. Reza Asadikia, AIA Int. Associate, OAA

Treasurer - Mr. Stuart Howard, AIA, FRAIC, AIBC, SAA

The IR Board also thanks the folowing Committee members for their contributions to the chapter's formation:

Ms. Onah Jung, AIA, OAA, NCARB, LEED AP

Mr. Bobby James, AIA, MRAIC, RIBA, AAO

Mr. Luke Andritsos, AIA, OAA, NCARB, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C

Dr. Adam Pantelimon, AIA Int. Assoc., FRIBA, MRAIC, ARB, CNOA

Mr. Lee Strickland, AIA, OAA, NCARB, MRAIC, LEED AP BD+C

Please join us in officially welcoming the AIA Canada Chapter to the International Region.