Monday, October 2, 2023

National Committee Members from AIA CT

Serving AIA National at the Local Level

David Barkin, FAIA
Strategic Council Representative

The Strategic Council advances the profession by informing the Board of Directors and other Institute bodies of important professional issues and opportunities. The Council is charged with surveying the profession to identify opportunities and threats, and engaging in strategic planning to inform the goals, objectives, and strategies of the AIA. In 2019, the Council was instrumental in the development of the AIA 2021-2025 Strategic Plan.

To ensure the continued relevance of the work of the Institute, the Council meets in assembly to deliberate and forms small groups to explore topics based on the Institute's strategic objectives, and from that work develops recommendations for the Board's consideration.

Karin Patriquin, AIA
2023 SFx Representative

AIA Connecticut is happy to announce that Karin Patriquin, Founder and President of Patriquin Architects will be our 2023 SFx representative. Karin, as firm principal directs the firm’s overall strategies and leads the design effort of all projects in the office. Strongly believing in the power of excellent design, she strives to bring innovation and sustainability to all the firm’s projects.

Karin is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and McGill University, with advanced studies at NYU’s Schack Institute of Real Estate and McGill’s School of Management. She is licensed in the states of Connecticut and New York and has NCARB certification. She is a member of AIA, is a LEED Accredited professional (USGBC), a Fitwell Ambassador, a Certified Passive House Consultant, and chair of the Design Review Committee in Guilford, CT.

Brian Baril, AIA
Young Architect Representative

The Young Architects Forum is the voice of architects in the early stages of their career and the catalyst for change within the profession and our communities. Working closely with the AIA College of Fellows and the American Institute of Architects as a whole, the YAF is leading the future of the profession with a focus on architects licensed less than 10 years. YAF programs, activities, and resources serve young architects by providing information and leadership; promoting excellence through fellowship with other professionals; and encouraging mentoring to enhance individual, community, and professional development.

Andrew Barnett, Associate AIA
2023 National Associates Committee Representative

AIA Connecticut is happy to announce that Andrew Barnett, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C from Pickard Chilton has been appointed to serve on the National Associates Committee (NAC) representing AIA Connecticut for a two-year term.

Andrew is an architectural designer with experience designing and coordinating all phases of design and construction services. He has held key roles and collaborated on numerous large-scale, international mixed-use, corporate, commercial, life science, and master planning developments.  He received his Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State University. He is currently an active member of the ACE Connecticut Board and the ACE Mentor Program for high school students.

As the NAC Representative, Andrew will be actively engaged in shaping the future of the profession with the NAC, and the Young Architects Forum (YAF).