Frederick Named New AIA President

Jane Frederick, FAIA, became AIA’s 96th president on December 13. Image courtesy of AIA.

Jane Frederick, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA), was recently inaugurated as AIA 2020 president. Frederick, who becomes the 96th president in the 162-year history of the AIA (Washington, DC, USA), will serve in this role until December 4, 2020.

Prior to her inauguration as AIA president, Frederick assumed a number of leadership positions within the organization. Among the positions she has filled, in order of recency: AIA 2019 first vice president; South Atlantic Regional Director from 2012 to 2015; chair on the Small Firm Round Table’s Executive Committee in 2014; and president of AIA South Carolina in 2010.

Along with her AIA duties, Frederick is also a principal architect at Frederick + Frederick Architects (Beaufort, South Carolina, USA), where she has been employed since 1989. As principal, she specializes and custom residences and has earned 18 state and local design awards, including an AIA South Carolina’s 2017 Firm Award as well as Southern Living magazine’s Best Renovation of 2009.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to join the distinguished line of presidents who have led the American Institute of Architects,” says Frederick. “As I step into this role, I’m asking what will happen for us in this next year. At this moment in the world’s history, the answer couldn’t be more clear, that 2020 must be the year architects assert our leadership and have a meaningful impact in climate action.”

AIA volunteer leaders are elected among the organization’s 95,000 members on an annual basis. To see the complete list of elected leaders for the 2020 campaign, visit the AIA website.

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