I’m running for national office with hopes of making the AIA more responsive to it members needs and enabling our profession to better serve society.
You probably know him as Bill. He’s been an active member of the Chapter and a familiar face in the Pittsburgh architectural community since serving as the AIA Pittsburgh Board President in 1987. Since then, Bates has gone on to serve as President of AIA Pennsylvania (twice), become an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon and held a number of positions with AIA National including the Equity Commission and Diversity Council.
Most recently Bates, who works at Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, has served as Vice-President of the Board at AIA National and if elected during the AIA Business Meeting at A’17 in Orlando on April 27th Bates will become First Vice President/2019 President-elect of the AIA National Board.
With this momentous opportunity, as well as changes at the local chapter with Executive Director Anne Swager, Hon. AIA retiring at the end of May, Bates reflected on the journey …