Three new leaders were elected to The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 held in June in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the meeting, AIA delegates elected: Peter Exley, FAIA, of AIA Chicago/AIA Illinois as the 2020 first vice president/2021 president-elect; Evelyn Lee, AIA, of AIA San Francisco/AIA California as the 2020–2021 treasurer; and Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED® AP, of AIA Silicon Valley/AIA California as the 2020-2022 at-large-director.
Exley is currently an at-large-director on the AIA National Board, chairing the Public Outreach Committee. Previously, he served on the Government Advocacy Committee as the Illinois Regional Representative on the Strategic Council as well as the board liaison to the Young Architects Forum. In 2013, Exley was the president of AIA Chicago. He is the co-founder and director of Architecture Is Fun, Inc., which was recognized as the AIA Chicago Firm of the Year in 2017. Exley earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Newcastle University and a Master of Architecture Degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
Lee has also held a myriad of leadership positions throughout the AIA. She currently serves as an at-large-director on the AIA National Board. She also served as the AIA California Council Regional Director and the Young Architects Forum chair. Lee works as a strategy consultant, using her design skills to help organizations reimagine their culture, operations, and policies. Lee earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Drury University, a Master of Architecture Degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture, and an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School.
Lindberg served as the 2018 president of AIA California and served on the chapter’s board of directors from 2013-2018. She was also the 2014 president of AIA Silicon Valley and was a founding member of the chapter’s Women in Architecture Committee. Lindberg is an architect with the firm Gensler and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry from Cornell University and an Master of Architecture Degree from the University of California, Berkeley.