Our Mission

The American Institute of Architects was created in 1857 by a group of architects in New York City The goal of the first members was to have a place where members could meet for lectures, conventions and meetings. The original 13 have grown to nearly 300 local chapters representing 80,000 licensed architects and associated professionals. AIA members adhere to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that assures clients, the public and colleagues of their dedication to high standards in professional practice.

Florida’s state association was formed in Jacksonville in 1912. By 1929 the Florida Chapter had been divided in three chapters, Florida North, Florida Central and Florida South. The Florida South Chapter was divided several times as the region grew. In 1980, the Florida South Chapter changed its name to the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 1987. There are 658 members in the chapter.

AIA Fort Lauderdale has strived to provide its members with the services, activities and knowledge delivery required to maintain the high standard of profession.

AIA Fort Lauderdale

Board of Directors

The AIA Fort Lauderdale Board of Directors is dedicated to the advancement of the Chapter. The Board is comprised of elected members who have demonstrated strong leadership qualities and who are committed to enhancing the position of AIA Fort Lauderdale as the Voice of the Architecture Profession.

Jeffrey Erwin Huber, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Jeff Huber is an Assistant Professor within the College for Design and Social Inquiry...
Jose Rodriguez, AIA, Esq.
Jose B. Rodriguez, AIA, was born in Coral Gables Florida. Mr. Rodriguez received his Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida in 1988.
Peter Kosinski, AIA
2nd Vice President
Kosinski Architecture Inc. is recipient of a number of awards including being published in “Florida 100”, Award for Design Excellence for the Restoration, Renovation, and Addition to the St. James Cathedral, Orlando, Florida
Victor Caban-Diaz, AIA
1st Vice President
Bachelors in Architecture (2004) from the University of Miami. Victor Caban-Diaz, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is passionate about sustainability, BIM, and Integrated Project Delivery.
Eric Slazyk, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
Immediate Past President
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Miami
Charles Michelson, AIA, LEED AP
As principal of Saltz Michelson Architects, Charles A. Michelson, AIA, LEED AP directs all projects within the public sector.
Blanca Martinez
Education Chair
Jason Adams, Associate AIA
Associate Representative
Stacey Miller
Executive Director
Stacey has been working with AIA Fort Lauderdale since September 2013.
Chris Zimmerman, AIA
College of Fellows Representative
Chris grew up in Fort Lauderdale and attended Stranahan High School, 1977. Fort Lauderdale and Broward County have grown up with him.
Joanna Carbone
Allied Director