2020 Allied Member Awards


This award, launched in 2018, recognizes Allied Members
who are not architects, but by their interest, participation, and
concern have promoted and contributed significantly to the profession
of architecture through their membership and participation in
the Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Dave LoCascio

Dave is a truly knowledgeable representative for the Marvin Brand, working as a fenestration consultant to architects, contractors, retailers and end users with Marvin products in residential and commercial applications since 1999. With his educational background in both architecture and sustainability, he knows how to work with architects and specifiers from the start to successful finish of a project. As a guest lecturer at many events, including numerous AIA seminars, Dave interjects his sense of humor into his education process, which is always welcome and entertaining when learning about product education and support.

Dave has a great interest in the entire building envelope and enjoy the challenge of merging aesthetic elements with performance requirements to ensure a great result.

He is a true friend to the architectural profession.

Congratulations Dave!

Deborah Maffettone
J Geiger

Deborah Maffettone has 32 years of industry experience spanning commercial and residential construction, design, and installation. For 12 of those years Deborah worked for industry leaders Emerson Network Power / Liebert Corporation and APC where she managed her own projects from design to inception, to installation, start up and commissioning. Working closely with Architects, IT, Mechanical and Electrical engineers, and consultants has given her the experience to be an expert at pulling it all together. Entering the luxury home market 5 years ago, Deborah is one of J Geiger Shading's top sales and design consultants, able to utilize all of her acquired skills in working on both the residential luxury home market and the commercial market as well. 

Deborah is also a member of the Professional Women in Construction, Professional Women Builders and Home Builders and Remodelers Association.  We thank Deborah and J Geiger Shading, a valued AIA Connecticut partner during 2020 in both offering and sponsoring webinars. 

Congratulations Deborah!