Volunteer of the Year Award

AIA Connecticut honors our volunteers for their support and assistance through committee work and
acknowledges their service on the Volunteer of the Year plaque that hangs in the AIA Connecticut office. 

2020 Volunteer of Year Awardees

Government Affairs Committee
John (Jack) Butkus, AIA

With over 35 years of experience in design, construction and project / program management, Jack Butkus has served in various capacities as Architect, constructor and owner. A Licensed Architect in the states of Connecticut and New Hampshire, Jack is also a Licensed Building Official and Registered Interior Designer in the State of Connecticut. Concurrent with his work as a Project Executive and Program Manager for public school construction.  He is a member of the Connecticut Codes and Standards Committee.

As the Government Affairs Committee chair and now co-chair, Jack has been instrumental in steering the committee and working with the AIA Connecticut Executive Director and our lobbyists.  He is also spearheading the certification effort for an AIA Connecticut Disaster Assistance Group.

Thank you for your service Jack!

Building Performance & Regulations Committee
Milton Gregory Grew, AIA

Milton Gregory Grew, AIA has been an architect with a practice in residential and multi-family housing construction, rehabilitation and renovation since 1989. In 1999 he was also licensed as a building official and provides advice to owners, builders, other design professionals, and municipalities in the areas of compliance with codes related to construction, energy conservation, accessibility for the disabled, and fire codes. In addition, since 2012 he has served as the Director of Inspections and Permits for the Town of East Hartford, being the chief building and zoning official for the municipality.

Greg has been one of AIA Connecticut’s go to presenters on building code  and multi-family housing programs   He was a member of AIA Codes & Standards Committee for 2017 - 2019 and has served on code development committees of the International Code Council.

Thank you for your service Greg!

2019 Volunteer of Year Awardees

Paul Reslink, AIA & Laura Boyer, AIA
Committee on the Environment

Working in tandem, Paul and Laura have led the COTE committee for many years in bringing exceptional programming to the membership on sustainable and energy-related issues and the role of architects in mitigating environmental damage.

Paolo Campos, AIA
BP&R Co-chair; AIA Board

Paolo has co-led the Building Performance & Regulations committee in bringing codes and compliance programming to the membership. Paolo was elected the 2020 AIA Connecticut Board Secretary, and is working with other AIA Connecticut members in launching a NOMA chapter in Connecticut.