The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has inaugurated Jane Frederick, FAIA, as its 96th president. “It’s an honor and a privilege to join the distinguished line of presidents who have led the American Institute of Architects,” said Frederick. “As I step into this role, I’m asking what will happen for us in this next year. At this moment in the world’s history, the answer couldn’t be more clear, that 2020 must be the year architects assert our leadership and have a meaningful impact in climate action.”
Frederick has held a myriad of leadership positions at the AIA, including serving as the AIA 2019 first vice president, South Atlantic regional representative on the Strategic Council, at-large director on the National Board, and president of AIA South Carolina. Additionally, she has served on the AIA Small Firm Round Table Executive Committee and NAAB Accreditation teams. She has also chaired numerous local planning boards and is a Liberty Fellow.
Her award-winning firm Frederick + Frederick Architects, where she is a principal, in Beaufort, South Carolina, specializes in custom residences and has earned 18 state and local design awards as well as AIA South Carolina’s 2017 Firm Award. Frederick earned her Bachelor of Architecture Degree from Auburn University. She is licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and also holds LEED® AP certification. AIA elects its presidents, who are volunteer leaders within AIA’s membership of 95,000, on an annual basis. Frederick will serve as the Institute’s president until December 4, 2020.