AIA Canada becomes the AIA's seventh international Chapter
On September 20th, 2017, AIA Secretary Bruce Sekanick, FAIA and AIA Director-at-Large Thierry Paret, FAIA made their final presentation to the American Institute of Architects National Board for the purposes of approval which was ultimately granted.
The AIA Chapter Formation Committee, co-chaired by AIA-IR Treasurer Loay Quota, AIA and AIA-IR Vice President Thierry Paret, FAIA, worked with a very dedicated team of AIA unassigned members in Canada over the past year to develop the many new chapter formation deliverables required by the American Institute of Architects. Thanks to their hard work, the 400 previously unassigned members living and working in Canada will now have a chapter to call home with all the associated benefits and services. The AIA-IR also thanks AIA President Tom Vonier, FAIA, AIA Secretary Bruce Sekanick, FAIA, and AIA Senior Vice President and General Counsel Jay Stephens, Hon. AIA for their support on the formation of the new chapter.
Please join the AIA International Region Board of Directors in welcoming AIA Canada as the seventh chapter of the AIA-IR. To all of our members in Canada: we will be following up with details on the chapter charter presentation, hopefully to occur during next month's AIA-IR / AIA Continental Europe's joint conference in Prague--along with more information on the new chapter start-up process.
We look forward to supporting our new chapter members as they create an organization to work cooperatively and with mutual benefit to their colleagues in Canadian national, provincial and city architectural associations.