| we would love to see a large spreadsheet, describing
| all architecture guild officials in the world.
| has anyone (perhaps the UIA) compiled it?
Peter Phillips, who is a member of the institute's governing council, is
running for the high-profile post of president after getting the
necessary backing from 60 fellow architects.
But today he faces a call for his expulsion from the institute after he
admitted last night at an election meeting that he is a member of the BNP.
Marshall E. Purnell Elected 2008 AIA President
1st African-American President in AIA History
For Immediate Release
Contact: Scott Frank
Washington, D.C., June 15, 2006 — Delegates to The American Institute of
Architects (AIA) 2006 National Convention and Design Exposition elected
Marshall E. Purnell, FAIA, to serve as the 2007 first vice
president/president-elect / 2008 president. Purnell, an AIA regional
director from the Mid-Atlantic Region and design principal of Devrouax +
Purnell Architects and Planners PC, Washington, D.C., has been involved
in numerous AIA activities, including service on the Board Advocacy and
Diversity committees, as well as on the AIA Scholarship, Historic
Resources, and Housing committees. He has also been involved in
leadership at the local component level through the AIA District of
Columbia chapter, and is a fellow of the National Organization of
Minority Architects (NOMA), of which he was elected president and to
several other executive positions.
His election capped off an exciting week where his firm won an AIA
Institute Honor Award for Architecture for his firm’s role in the design
of the Washington Convention Center.
“To lead effectively during my term as AIA president, I plan to listen
and respect, empower and encourage, act and inspire,” Purnell said. “I
care deeply about this profession because I believe architecture has the
potential to empower people in ways that can significantly change their
lives. AIA members can bring the leadership of our cities together and
create an action plan for sustainable, livable, healthy communities.”
Additionally, Purnell has made a substantial commitment to his hometown
of Washington, D.C., by twice serving as chair of D.C. United Way
Campaign, and chair of City First Bank of D.C. Former board activities
include Washington Urban League, and the D.C. Commission on the Arts,
Cultural Alliance, and Studio Theatre.