Three new leaders were elected tonight to The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Board of Directors at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 (A’19).

At the meeting, AIA delegates elected:

  • Peter Exley, FAIA, of AIA Chicago/AIA Illinois as the 2020 first vice president/2021 president-elect;  
  • Evelyn Lee, AIA, of AIA San Francisco/AIA California as the 2020–2021 treasurer;
  • Britt Lindberg, AIA, LEED AP, of AIA Silicon Valley/AIA California as the 2020-2022 at-large-director.

Peter J. Exley, FAIA, 2020 First Vice President/2021 President-elect

Exley is currently an at-large-director on the AIA National Board, chairing the Public Outreach Committee. Previously, he served on the Government Advocacy Committee as the Illinois Regional Representative on the Strategic Council as well as the board liaison to the Young Architects Forum. In 2013, Exley was the President of AIA Chicago. He is the co-founder and director of Architecture Is Fun, Inc., which was recognized as the AIA Chicago Firm of the Year in 2017. Exley earned a M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Arch from Newcastle University.

“Every architect does significant work that improves lives,” Exley said. “If members have one expectation of AIA, it is to broadcast the value of our 94,000 stories.”

Evelyn M. Lee, AIA, 2020–2021 Treasurer

Lee has also held a myriad of leadership positions throughout the AIA. She currently serves as an at-large-director on the AIA National Board. She also served as the AIA California Council Regional Director (2014) and the Young Architects Forum Chair (2017). Lee works as a strategy consultant, using her design skills to help organizations reimagine their culture, operations and policies. Lee earned a B.Arch from Drury University, an M.Arch from Southern California Institute of Architecture, and an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School.

Britt Lindberg, AIA, 2020-2022 At-Large-Director

Lindberg served as the 2018 president of AIA California and served on the chapter’s board of directors 2013-2018. She was also the 2014 president of AIA Silicon Valley and was a founding member of the chapter’s Women in Architecture Committee. Lindberg is an architect with the firm Gensler and received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Cornell University and an M.Arch from the University of California, Berkeley.