Read about the platforms and visions of Emily Grandstaff-Rice and Abby Suckle. Accredited AIA delegates can cast their votes from June 11 to June 15, prior to the start of AIA’s annual Conference on Architecture.
By Wanda Lau
From June 11 to June 15, accredited AIA delegates will vote for the next leaders to hold office at the Institute’s national level. According to AIA, “delegates are selected by their assigned chapters to cast that chapter’s votes” and must be AIA members—Architect, Emeritus, Associate, or International Associate—in good standing. In the event of a tie, a runoff will be held June 15 to June 17. The election precedes this year’s A’21, the Conference on Architecture, which begins June 17.
As in past years, ARCHITECT asked each candidate running for elective office questions about their qualifications, platform, and outlook on the profession. Below, you will meet Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, and Abby Suckle, FAIA, the two candidates running for the dual role of AIA 2022 first vice president and 2023 president-elect. Responses have been lightly edited for clarity. Find videos of the candidates presenting their platforms at the end of this article.
Title: Senior associate, Arrowstreet
Local AIA component: Boston Society of Architects/AIA Massachusetts
Leadership roles: At-large director, AIA (2018-2020); chair, AIA Equity and the Future of Architecture Committee (2017-2020); chair, AIA Equity in Architecture Commission (2016); president, Boston Society of Architects (2014)
Title: Design principal, Abby Suckle Architect PC
Local AIA component: AIA New York
Leadership roles: President, CultureNow (2002-2021); vice president, Lower Manhattan Historical Association (2020-2021); New York City’s representative, AIA New York State board (2013-2015); director of programs and strategy, AIANY board (2012-2014); vice president for outreach AIANY (2010-2012); secretary, AIANY (2007-2009); policy committee, AIANY (2007-2012); Architecture Dialogues committee co-chair, AIANY (2012-2021)
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