Emerging Leaders

This program focuses on bringing emerging leaders together from prominent Architectural firms in the Dallas area.  Discussions provide leadership within the community, industry and individual firms.  It involves monthly meetings where participants discuss relationship and leadership skills with various panelists and the group.The AIA Dallas Leadership Committee is proud to announce the 2012 class of participants in the Emerging Leaders Program:

Andrew Adkison – Good Fulton & Farrell
Brent Alfred, Assoc. AIA, NOMA – DIKITA
Andy Bell, AIA – Corgan Associates, Inc
Chris Butler, AIA – JHP Architecture
Omar Cantu, AIA – Perkins+Will
Kim Williford, Assoc. AIA – Brinker International
Mark Godfrey, Assoc. AIA – Beck Group
Hilari Jones – HKS, Inc.
Mahbuba Khan, AIA – MnK Architects
Amy King, AIA – SHW Group
Ryan Martin, AIA – HKS Inc
Ellen Mitchell, AIA – HKS Inc.
Matthew Montgomery, AIA – Beck Group
Michelle Northington – Page Southerland Page
Chris Owens
Nick Richardson, Assoc. AIA – Gensler
Christine Robbins, AIA – 5GStudio Collaborative
David Sandoval – Merriman Assoc. Archi.
David Shively – Page Southerland Page
Hilary Thomas-Herd – FKP Architects
Karen Thrasher, AIA – t. Howard + Assoc.
The program is Co-Chaired by: Charles E. Brant, AIA of Perkins+Will, Hilary Bales-Morales, AIA of Page Southerland Page, Ashlee Paar, AIA of Gensler and Zach Wideman, AIA of Perkins+Will. The program is instructed by Dr. Pete DeLisle of The Posey Leadership Institute at Austin College.
The Emerging Leaders Program is open to participation from all Dallas area architectural firms through an application process to the AIA Dallas Leadership Committee. Information describing nomination details for the 2013 class will be posted on the AIA Dallas website this fall.

Special thanks to Marc Blackson of Blackson Brick for sponsoring tuition scholarships for this year’s class. 

Awards & Recognition

The AIA Dallas Emerging Leaders Program received the 2010 AIA Grassroots Excellence Award for their successful entry in the Continuing Education Outstanding Single Program category.

The jury was impressed with the AIA Dallas’ Emerging Leaders ten month, one day a month program that identifies, cultivates, and mentors emerging professionals for leadership in the firm, the profession, and the community. Furthermore, the program’s ongoing evaluation process, which includes the use of several evaluation methods, helps to ensure that the program is effective and of value to members. As a result, they have been able to influence positive decisions that have made a significant impact upon the profession.



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