Tuesday, November 28, 2023

PR: The Connecticut American Institute of Architects Announces the 2023 Board of Directors

For Immediate Release

The Connecticut American Institute of Architects Announces the 2023 Board of Directors

(New Haven, CT, January 1, 2023) The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) announced at the 2022 Annual Meeting, the appointment of four new members of its Board of Directors, as well as the elected Officers for 2023.


The 2023 Officers elected for a one-year term:

Paolo Campos, AIA, NOMA
Patriquin Architects New Haven
2023 President

Paolo 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. He is a founding member and Past President of NOMAct, CT’s state chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.


Susan Wyeth, AIA, NOMA
Centerbrook Architects and Planners, Centerbrook

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 a charter member of NOMAct, CT’s state chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

Marc Andre, AIA
Marc G. Andre Architects, Fairfield
Marc is committed to exploring aesthetic aspects of architecture and effectively solving various challenges of the built environment, while exceeding our clients’ expectations.  Marc holds a Bachelor of Architecture from City College School of Architecture and Environmental Studies, New York City, New York in 1999.



F. Michael Ayles, FAIA
Antinozzi Associates, Bridgeport

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).


Elected to a three-year term (2023-2025):

Amy Samuelson, AIA LEED AP
The SLAM Collaborative, Glastonbury

Amy is an Associate Principal of SLAM, serves as the Management and Human Resources Leader on the firm’s Studio Core Team. With more than 25 years of experience as a project architect and manager, her portfolio of work comprises notable public/independent/higher education projects. Highly regarded for exceptional team building skills,  She currently leads SLAM’s AIA 2030 Commitment, is LEED accredited and holds a membership with the U.S. Green Building Council.


Thaddeus Stewart, AIA
Integrated Design & Construction, LLC , Hamden

Thaddeus is the Managing Principaland a Licensed Architect with Eighteen years of practical architectural experience, combined with ten years of Interior Design/Facility Planning and twelve years of various construction types at diverse levels. Prior to starting Integrated Design & Construction, he was employed with Turner Construction Company in the field, as well as in the office and worked on many award winning projects. Prior to this affiliation, he was the Director of Facilities for a Non-Profit Medical treatment facility in New Haven.



Jennifer Huestis, AIA
Huestis Tucker Architects, LLC, Woodbridge

Jennifer Huestis 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.



Elected to a one-year term:

 Jason Levy, Associate AIA
QA+M Architecture, Farmington

Having worked at QA+M Architecture for over a year and a half now, Jason has made his home amongst his peers. Gaining experience in housing and commercial markets, Jason is currently working on obtaining his architectural license. When he’s not working, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, Kasia, going for hikes with his dog and listening to the sweet sounds of jazz.



Thomas Haskell, AIA, UCONN, Storrs; Julia Su Jack, AIA NCARB, PMI, City of Hartford; Jeremy Jamilkowski, Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford; Andrew Gorzkowski, Pickard Chilton, New Haven; and Michael Tyre, AIA, Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford  will continue to fulfill their terms as Directors of the Board.

Randall Anway, AIA, LEED AP, New Tapestry, LLC, Old Lyme remains on the board as Past President.


About AIA Connecticut:

AIA Connecticut, a statewide chapter of the American Institute of Architects, serves the architectural profession, encourages design excellence, and works to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments. Members commit themselves to the highest standards of practice and code of ethics that addresses responsibilities to the public, clients, the building industry, and the art and science of architecture.

AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Its membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, associates working towards licensure, students, and professionals in affiliated fields.

For more information, visit AIA Connecticut’s website at www.aiact.org