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2013 AIA Chicago Foundation Board
- Lynne Sorkin, AIA, LEED AP
- Lynne Sorkin is the Education Practice Leader with bKL Architecture LLC and has over 20 years of experience in educational, recreational, housing, interiors and healthcare design projects. She previously has previously held key leadership roles as an owner's representative for Chicago Public Schools' capital improvements programs; providing management and design oversight for renovation and new construction projects, including the Modern Schools Across Chicago projects. Lynne holds both Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture degrees from Washington University, has served as Lecture Series Chair and Foundation President for Chicago Women in Architecture and had long tenures with both DeStefano Partners and VOA Associates prior to joining bKL.
- Vice President
- Timothy Brown, AIA
- Timothy Brown, AIA, is an associate professor at the IIT College of Architecture, and principal of Tim Brown Architects. A specialist in architectural design and theory, Tim holds degrees in architecture from Clemson University and University of Illinois Chicago. He is founder and director of Atelier FLIR, a multidisciplinary design firm.
- Grant C. Uhlir, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
- Grant Uhlir is a principal with Gensler and director of architecture for the Chicago office. Grant leads the Architectural Design Studio in Chicago, focusing on corporate, mixed-use, retail academic, and civic/institutional developments. He is active in AIA Chicago, currently serving on the Board as Past President and also serves on the AIA Chicago Foundation Board of Directors. He has been involved with AIA Chicago's Board since 2002 and is also a member of the Chicago Architectural Foundation's Board of Trustees. Grant has been a visiting lecturer and guest critic at the IIT College of Architecture, the Friends of Downtown, Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Business, and as a guest speaker at numerous AIA events.
- Christopher E. Chwedyk, AIA
- Christopher Chwedyk is the chief code consultant and a director of The Code Group, the architectural subsidiary of Burnham Nationwide. The past co-chair of AIA Chicago's Technical Issues Knowledge Community and AIA Chicago Treasurer, Chris has served on the Board of AIA Illinois and is currently on the National AIA Codes and Standards Committee. He is an ICC Certified Building Plans Examiner, he serves on the AEBO Board of NFPA, and is also an adjunct faculty member at Harper College in Palatine.
- Past President
- Laura A. Fisher, FAIA, LEED AP
- Laura Fisher, Managing Director of IPM Consulting Ltd., specializes in strategic and project management of corporate real estate. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Virginia Tech and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago. A past President of AIA Chicago (2007), she has chaired the AIA Chicago Fellows Committee. Additionally, Laura has served on the boards of AIA Illinois, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the Auxiliary Board of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Fred Brandstrader, AIA
- Fred Brandstrader, AIA, is currently a senior project manager at CB Richard Ellis and has been an active member of the American Institute of Architects since 1990. He served as Steering Committee Chair for the Burnham Memorial Competition Committee since 2008 to present and received an AIA Chicago 2009 President's Citation for his service to the Committee. He served as the former Vice President of Government Affairs for the Chicago Chapter from 2005–2007 and was a past AIA Illinois Board Member and Delegate. He has also held chairman roles in our Regional and Urban Design Committee (2001–2004) and the Citizen Advisory Committee for RTA Cook-Dupage County Corridor Study (2007–2008). Fred is an active member of the Lambda Alpha-Ely Chapter since 2008. Fred currently serves as the Past President for the Grant Park Orchestral Association.
- JinHwa (Gina) Paradowicz, AIA
- JinHwa Paradowicz is an Associate at Perkins Eastman. With extensive experience in housing, hospitality, senior living, retail/mixed use, and public sector, she has applied a keen insight into design philosophies and current industry trends to award-wining projects across the US and Korea. Prior to joining Perkins Eastman, Ms. Paradowicz worked at Epstein as a lead designer for the McCormick West Convention Center. Ms. Paradowicz is the chair of Perkins Eastman?s Green Committee and a Events/Scholarship Chair of Chicago Women in Architecture (CWA). She holds a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Korea University and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- Peter Schlossman, AIA, LEED AP
- Peter Schlossman is a senior associate principal at Loebl Schlossman & Hackl in Chicago. With 21 years of experience, he has planned, designed and coordinated construction of a broad range of building types including healthcare, higher education, religious, and retail. He has also practiced at firms in both Boston and Seattle, where his work included significant urban planning projects. Peter has been a member of the Chicago Chapter of the American Institute for Architects for more than ten years, serving on committees and taking on leadership roles, including chapter President in 2006. He also serves on the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance Board and the Horner Park Advisory Council.
- Walter D. Street III, AIA, NOMA
- Walter Street is an architect at Johnson & Lee, Ltd. Architects/Planners and has been a member of the AIA Chicago Board of Directors, serving as Treasurer in 2008. He is a regular and active participant in the National AIA Grassroots legislative conferences in Washington, DC and the Illinois Prairie Grassroots conferences in Springfield. An active member of NOMA and an ongoing mentor to IDP candidates, Walter has also served as a member of the Chicago Architecture Foundation's committee to develop an architecture curriculum for k–12 students.
- Cady Chintis
- Cady Chintis is a is a founding partner of w|c studio, an experimental design collective currently working across the disciplines of architecture, graphic design, publishing, and project development. As a recipient of the 2008 AIA Martin Roche Travel Scholarship, she spent four weeks in Germany's Ruhrgebiet documenting architectural and landscape design strategies that have driven the region's incredible post-industrial comeback. Cady presented the resulting body of research in several lectures as well as a publication, The Emscher Park Design Guide. While working at Krill Architekten in Rotterdam, she contributed much of the graphic content in a publication about dwell-landscapes.
- Lisa DiChiera
- Lisa is director of advocacy for Landmarks Illinois. She has previously worked for the Midwest Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Architecture Department of the Chicago Historical Society. From 1998–2002, she worked as a project manager for the Detroit office of Hines Interests, overseeing the urban planning components of General Motors' renovation of the Renaissance Center as its new corporate headquarters. She currently serves on the board of Preservation Action. Lisa received a Bachelor of Art degree in Art and Architectural History from UCLA and a Master of Science in the Historic Preservation Program from the University of Pennsylvania.
- Mary K. Woolever
- Mary Woolever has been Art and Architecture Archivist in the Ryerson & Burnham Libraries, The Art Institute of Chicago, since 1986. She directed the completion of the print edition of The Burnham Index to Architectural Literature and worked on its subsequent inclusion in the online Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals. She also served as project director for the Art Institute's participation in the Museum Archives Initiative, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. In addition to several exhibitions in The Libraries, she co-curated exhibitions on Bruce Goff, the Prairie School, Egyptomania and the World's Columbian Exposition presented in the museum's galleries. Ms. Woolever holds a B.A. in Art History from Kalamazoo College and a Master's of Museum Practice from the University of Michigan.
- Rand Ekman, AIA, President, AIA Chicago
- Zurich Esposito, Executive Vice President, AIA Chicago
- Paul M. Lurie, Esq., Emeritus Member