Voting for the 2021 AIA Connecticut Board is now live.
If you are AIA, Assoc. AIA, FAIA, FAIA Emeritus, AIA Emeritus or Associate AIA Emeritus you are eligible to cast a ballot.
These candidates have been approved by the 2020 Nominating Committee and the AIA Connecticut Board of Directors.
Get to know the candidates below and submit your acceptance of the slate by November 15, 2020.
The 2020 Annual Meeting will be virtual this year on November 18th at 3:00pm.
Per AIA Connecticut Bylaws, nominations from the floor will be accepted at that time.
Vice-President/2022 President Elect
Randall Anway, AIA
New Tapestry, LLC
Randall Anway specializes in interdisciplinary architectural design research inspired by natural patterns and systems. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Connecticut. Randall’s work draws on diverse experience in academic, industrial, non-profit, and small business settings involved with design and programmatic processes. Through a collaborative approach and consultancy, New Tapestry, LLC, he offers innovative research concerning sustainable architectural strategies in the built environment.
Paolo Campos, AIA
Paolo Campos, AIA, NOMA is an Associate Principal with Patriquin Architects in New Haven, CT, where he actively manages project design and documentation, technology integration, and business development. His professional career has spanned nearly twenty years, with broad experience in primary and higher education, multifamily housing, master planning, and commercial work. Paolo earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2001 and a Masters of Architecture in 2006 from Yale University.
He is a founding member of NOMAct, CT’s new state chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.
Sue Wyeth, AIA
A professor of a course in 3D design encouraged Sue to apply to the Rhode Island School of Design, and a tour of the campus convinced her design was her path. She went on to earn fine arts and architecture degrees from RISD, finishing the five-year program in three.
After working for a Cambridge architect, she joined Centerbrook in 1983 and has amassed a substantial portfolio on design teams for academic clients, She was named senior director in 2014. Sue is one of charter members of NOMAct, CT’s new state chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.
Members at Large of the Board of Directors
To serve for a term of three years ending in December 2023:
Marc Andre, AIA
Marc G. Andre Architects
Marc G. Andre is committed to exploring aesthetic aspects of architecture and effectively solving various challenges of the built environment, while exceeding our clients' expectations.
Marc G. Andre holds a Bachelor of Architecture from City College School Of Architecture and Environmental Studies, New York City, New York in 1999. Marc is a member of the newly formed NOMAct chapter.
Ming Thompson, AIA
Atelier Cho Thompson
Ming Thompson is co-founder of Atelier Cho Thompson, a multidisciplinary design practice. Ming is focused on bettering human experience through design; she insists that good design must occur at all scales, from the building to the furniture to the logo, and everything in between.
Ming studied architecture at Yale and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Ming was a recipient of the AIA Young Architect Award in 2020, and her firm has received numerous design honors, including the IIDA Foundation Visionary Award and the Dezeen Best Emerging Architecture Firm Longlist. Ming is a member of the newly formed NOMAct chapter.
Michael Tyre, AIA
Amenta Emma Architects
Michael serves as a Design Principal in the Hartford office. In addition to leading the firm’s sustainability initiatives, his focus is on Academic and Workplace Environments. Prior to joining Amenta Emma, Michael was the leader of an award-winning design/build practice, Tyre Studio Architects.
Michael holds a Master of Architecture degree from Princeton University where he also served as a Design Instructor, and a Bachelor of Design degree from the University of Florida.
Position not required for re-election:
Angela Cahill, AIA
Angela has had a distinguished 20-year career in architecture, and has worked on dozens of large, complex projects. She brings to QA+M Architecture a high level of expertise and experience in educational environments, libraries, public safety facilities, town halls, senior centers, theaters, and religious institutions.
In addition, she has personally mentored dozens of students and has served on the ACE Mentoring Program’s Advisory Board where she participated in the scholarship program amongst others. In 2017, Governor Dannel Malloy appointed Angela to the State of Connecticut Architectural Licensing Board. Angela is a charter member of the newly formed NOMAct chapter.
George McGoldrick, AIA
George McGoldrick AIA LLC
George is a registered architect with a diverse range of professional experience. A successful community and business leader, George has successfully combined a career in architecture with service to his community and profession. His professional experience includes work on government, educational, commercial, restaurant, residential, recreational, and industrial facilities from design through construction.
George holds a Master’s of Architecture and M.S., Educational Administration from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a B.A., Philosophy and Sociology from Franklin and Marshall College.
Thomas Haskell, AIA
After 37 years in private practice, in Iowa and Connecticut, Thomas joined the University of Connecticut’s Office of University Planning, Design and Construction as an architect and Senior Project Manager for Design in 2013.
Thomas is a graduate of Iowa State University. A registered architect practicing in Connecticut since 1982, Thomas served as President of AIA Connecticut in 2010. He was President of the Connecticut Architecture Foundation from 2013-2016 and now serves as Chair of the CAF Development Committee. Thomas is a member of the UConn Public Art Committee and the Integrated Practice Committee of the CT Building Congress.
Current Directors at Large
F. Michael Ayles, FAIA
Term ends December 31, 2021
Michael Ayles has been with Antinozzi Associates since 1994, becoming a Principal in 2008. Since 2006, Mike has overseen all of the firm’s marketing efforts, business plan/strategy, and staff recruitment and retention in the role of Principal of Business Development.
An elected official in his hometown of Guilford, Mike brings a unique perspective of design, financing, and public relations to his professional experience. Mike’s additional civic and community service within, and outside, architecture have earned him numerous honors by the AIA (including elevation to the College of Fellows in 2017), business publications, non-profit organizations, and his alma mater, Roger Williams University (2015 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year).
Catherine Ellithorpe, AIA
The SLAM Collaborative
Term ends December 31, 2021
Catherine is a Associate Principal for The SLAM Collaborative, Inc., and has been with the firm since 1988, She is the leader of SLAM’s corporate architectural studio.
Catherine has a Bachelor of Building Science degree and a Master of Architecture degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and serves on the Building Commission for the Town of Suffield and is a member of Professional Women in Construction.
Max Ballardo, Associate AIA
Term ends December 31, 2021
Max is an architectural designer with an engineering mindset and practical experience as a contractor which make him very detail oriented.
Prior to joining Patriquin Architects, Max worked primarily on historic rehabilitation projects as an architectural intern and on various residential and commercial projects as a design-build contractor.
He received his Master’s Degree from Rhode Island School of Design, where his studies centered on Adaptive Reuse. He is a LEED Green Associate and strives to promote environmentally conscious designs with a strong connection to site.
Jennifer Huestis, AIA
Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC
Term ends December 31, 2022
Jennifer Huestis received her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and her Master of Architecture degree from Yale University. She was formerly associated with several firms, including Greenhill Jenner Partners in London, UK, Duo Dickinson Architect of Madison, CT and Robert Orr and Associates of New Haven, CT.
She started her own practice in 1995. Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC, is a full service firm specializing in custom residential, commercial, and corporate architecture and interior design was founded in 1998 by Jennifer Huestis and Bob Tucker, a husband and wife team.
Andrew Gorzkowski, AIA
Term ends December 31, 2022
Andrew is an architect and designer with Pickard Chilton, where he has worked on numerous large-scale, mixed-use, corporate and commercial developments both nationally and internationally.
Committed to sustainability, he serves as AIA 2030 Challenge firm coordinator and sustainability committee chair. He also is an active mentor with the ACE Mentor program, were he has personally mentored dozens of students. Andrew earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where he was a Cornell National Scholar