At the AIA Grand Rapids Annual Business meeting on Wednesday, November 14, 2018, our Open Nominations Period was closed, per our Bylaws, with Nominations from the floor. Our Election Period is now open. We urge all AIAGR Members to Vote in the upcoming Election. Please watch for an email to Vote for the Candidates of your choice.
Thank you for taking the time to vote!
AIA Grand Rapids Board of Directors
Vice President (Year 1)/President-Elect (Year 2)/Past President (Year 3)
3 Year Term (January 2019-December 2021):
Matthew Christie (Ghafari // Concept Design)
Matt holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Matt is a key member of Ghafari // Concept Design’s design team with over ten years of experience. He is skilled at aviation planning, site planning, design, and programming. His project types have included aviation, commercial, education, single family residential, institutional and industrial facilities.
An active member of the architecture community, Matt has been involved with the AIA for 4 years, and is a licensed architect in both Illinois and Michigan. He is also a LEED Accredited professional in addition to being NCARB Certified.
In his free time, Matt enjoys photography, playing hockey, exploring the West Michigan landscape, all while keeping up with his two kids.
Treasurer: 2 1/2-Year Term (June 2019-December 2021):
Neale Bauman (The Design Forum)
Neale is the current AIA Grand Rapids Treasurer.
Sponsorship Director: 2 1/2-Year Term (June 2019-December 2021):
Dan Colella (Paradigm Design)
Dan is the current AIA Grand Rapids Sponsorship Director.
Continuing Education Director: 2-1/2 Year Term (June 2019-December 2021):
Gary Gerber (Gerber Architectural)
Gary is the current AIA Grand Rapids Continuing Education Director.