2022 Candidates
Candidate Profiles
Itzel Lozada - Treasurer
Itzel Lozada - Treasurer

I am fortunate for having the opportunity to practice architecture for 25 years and recently joined the Orlando firm of BA & Partners as Senior Project Manager. In my architectural journey I began my career in residential design, then moved onto high-rise/mixed-use residential, educational, maritime /aviation, corporate and banking, then finally to healthcare architecture.

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Gabriel Auffant - Director-At-Large
Gabriel Auffant - Director-At-Large

I was born I was and raised in Central Florida, and I am very happy and proud to call it home. I am a registered Architect in the State of Florida. I am a graduate of the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a Master of Architecture. My 15 years of experience have been dedicated to healthcare design and creation of healing environments within the health continuum of care.

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Kelly Dawson - Director-At-Large
Kelly Dawson - Director-At-Large

I graduated from Kansas State University with a BARCH in 1992. I have licenses in Missouri, Iowa and Florida. I was on the board of the AIA St. Louis chapter for two years, 2010 and 2011. I was on the Programs Committee there from 2012 - 2018. I spoke at a couple of events and organized several neighborhood tours for our programs. After 26 years in St. Louis, I moved to Florida in 2018.

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Caroline Arrigoni - Emerging Professionals Director
Caroline Arrigoni - Emerging Professionals Director

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where I spent most of my childhood until moving to Orlando, Florida in 2010. Coming from a creative family of architects, I developed an early passion for the field, especially for how architecture unites art and construction to build a world of spatial beauty. As an undergraduate student, I studied fine arts at Rollins College and was able to see the incredible applications art has in the real world.

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Emily Anderson -  - Emerging Professionals Director
Emily Anderson - - Emerging Professionals Director

Emily Anderson, AIA, NCARB received her degree in architecture from Washington University in St Louis before pursuing her Master’s in Architecture from the University of Florida. She was the first woman in the state of Florida and the second woman in the nation to complete the IPAL program. Since receiving her license, she has worked on expanding the services of Monta Consulting from structural engineering to a full A&E firm.

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John Hoibraten - Allied Director
John Hoibraten - Allied Director

27 years of Construction industry experience with 22 of those years working with General Contracting firms. Blue Cord Professional Services provide preconstruction service to design teams and owners from cost estimating to constructability review to scheduling. We also provide construction services that include draw reviews, site inspections, and plan adherence.

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Candidate Bios

Itzel Lozada, AIA

I am seeking the 2-year position as Treasurer of the AIA Board and look forward for the opportunity to work with the Executive Board and exercise general supervision of the Chapter’s financial affairs. My experience in managing the financial budgets for projects can serve useful with preparing the chapter budget and making recommendations on matters relating to the finances and general welfare of the chapter in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Board. I believe many of the same leadership skills and abilities required in managing projects and leading the team parallel responsibilities with serving on the AIA Board. By working in collaboration with other community members and constituents, listening to the current needs of our AIA community paralleled with our changing times, gathering an understanding of the desired outcomes and setting a plan in action to achieve the goals together are important qualities I strive to hold as the elected Treasurer and Executive Board Member.

Gabriel Auffant, AIA

I was born I was and raised in Central Florida, and I am very happy and proud to call it home. I am a registered Architect in the State of Florida. I am a graduate of the University of Florida College of Design, Construction and Planning with a Bachelor of Design in Architecture and a Master of Architecture. My 15 years of experience have been dedicated to healthcare design and creation of healing environments within the health continuum of care.

Kelly Dawson, AIA

The AIA-STL local chapter made me feel more a part of my professional and personal community. I felt like I had my finger on the pulse of what was going on in the city. It gave me a passion for being a cheerleader for the progress of the city. I miss that connectivity now and wish to have a similar relationship with the people and community in Orlando that share the same passions that I do.

Caroline Arrigoni, Assoc. AIA

Coming from a creative family of architects, I developed an early passion for the field, especially for how architecture unites art and construction to build a world of spatial beauty. Through my involvement in school and as a designer in the firm, to my involvement in research and community outreach I was also able to build on my knowledge and public involvement. The last several years have allowed me to grow as a leader and participate in projects in the city of Winter Park. Now as graduate student I hope I can take the knowledge and experience and pass it on to new upcoming students helping them become involved in the architecture community.

 

Emily Anderson, AIA

Having recently walked the path of licensure, I want to pay forward the assistance I received on that journey to those coming behind me. As the co-chair of the Young Architects Forum for the past two years, I was involved in the planning and implementation of many of the events and activities designed to help emerging professionals take the next steps in their careers. I am excited to continue and expand these efforts and look forward to working closely with students, associate members, and other recently licensed architects.

 

John Hoibraten

27 years of Construction industry experience with 22 of those years working with General Contracting firms. Blue Cord Professional Services provide preconstruction service to design teams and owners from cost estimating to constructability review to scheduling. We also provide construction services that include draw reviews, site inspections, and plan adherence.

Summary of Proposed 2021 Bylaws changes Requiring vote of 2/3 of members attending The Annual Meeting & Lecture-

BYLAWS AMENDMENT 1– Please indicate your support of the Board of Directors’ motion to amend the current Bylaws: 

The rationale for the proposed change to section 5.3.1:

 

Change the maximum term to 5 years which would allow someone to serve as Secretary or Treasurer in a full 2-year term and then be able to serve as President-Elect / President/ Past-President consecutively, if so elected. (2 years + 3 years = 5 years)

Proposed Bylaws Changes 2021