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Orlando Foundation for Architecture

The Orlando Foundation for Architecture is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to public education that inspires people to discover WHY DESIGN MATTERS.​

 

 

The Foundation provides college scholarships to students that participate in the 2+2+2 program at Valencia College, UCF and UF Citi-Lab Orlando.

 

Through educational programs, tours, exhibits, and events, the Orlando Foundation for Architecture promotes public understanding and appreciation of architecture and design. It inspires creativity and exploration of architecture, engineering, and design.  Programs, exhibitions, and events take place at AIA Orlando and in schools and community sites throughout Central Florida.

 

 

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OFA provides a comprehensive schedule of programming that connects people of various backgrounds & interests to the exciting world of architecture & design.  Programs are available for personal enrichment and/or professional growth.  Programming areas focus on design, new construction, historic preservation, environmental sustainability, design for improved health, community culture & identity, and featured works of member architects and firms.

MISSION

The Foundation’s purpose is to promote encouragement for public awareness, appreciation and enjoyment of the built environment, preservation of historical sites in the region, demonstrating sustainable practices of construction and living, offering scholarships for architectural education, and promoting diversity in the architectural community.

Board of Trustees

Chair

Jacki Hale, FAIA

jacki.hale@hines.com

 

Vice Chair

Lauren Zimmerman

lauren@writersblockbookstore.com

 

Treasurer

Dan Kirby, FAIA, FAICP

daniel.kirby@jacobs.com

 

Secretary

John Jeronimo, FAIA

johnjeronimofaia@gmail.com

 

Trustee

Tim Gibson, AIA

tgibson@dlrgroup.com

 

Trustee

Suzi Barnes, AIA

sbarnes4@cfl.rr.com

 

Trustee

Greg Stock, AIA

gregory.stock@stantec.com

 

Trustee

Kyle O'Connell, AIA

koconnell@huntonbrady.com

VISION

The ultimate vision of the Orlando Foundation for Architecture is to develop the Orlando Center of Architecture and Design that celebrates Orlando as a center of innovation and creativity by engaging the public, inspiring vision, & implementing positive change.  It promotes the exchange of ideas and encourages the public to participate in building vibrant communities that make Central Florida a globally significant region.

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