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How to Request a Volunteer Speaker

Please e-mail to request a speaker to visit your school or group to explain the education, training and internships required to become licensed in the State of Missouri as an Architect.  Below is the list of our available speakers from whom to choose:


Name: Laura Switzer, AIA         

Firm: The Lawrence Group
Title: Architect            
Licensure: Missouri; NCARB Certificate (2013), LEED AP BD+C (2011)
Education: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Bachelor of Science 2008), University of Southern Illinois-Carbondale (Master of Architecture 2010)


AIA Involvement: Member since 2013; YAFSTL Chair 2014; Speakers Bureau                

To learn more about Laura, click HERE.

Name: Michael Byrd, AIA           
Firm: CORE10 Architecture
Title: Owner
Licensure: Missouri & Illinois  
Education: Bachelors of Architecture, Texas Tech University                                                                 

AIA involvement:  Volunteers Speakers Bureau

To learn more about Michael, click HERE.        


Name:  David Way Coleman, AIA

Title:  Senior Vice President
Licensure: Missouri
Education: BA University of Pennsylvania, March Washington University       

AIA Involvement:  Volunteer Speakers Bureau

To learn more about David, click HERE.

Name: Jake Banton, Associate AIA           
Firm: Mackey Mitchell Architects
Title: Professional Designer          
Licensure: Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Education: Master of Architecture – University of Kansas
AIA involvement: Metro Forum (Public Policy Committee); Volunteers Speakers Bureau

To learn more about Jake, click HERE.


Name: Cody Henderson, AIA
Firm: FSA, LLC
Title: Project Manager
Licensure: Arizona
Education: Bachelor’s of Science from Ranken Technical College;  Master’s of Architecture at SIU Carbondale
AIA involvement: Member, AIASTL Board of Directors; former chair, The Young Architects Forum of St. Louis.

To learn more about Cody, click HERE.

Name: Jeffrey Bumb AIA           
Firm: Bates Architects
Title:  Project Manager
Licensure: Missouri, Texas & Iowa
Education: Bachelor of Technology in Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis
University of Kansas, School of Architecture & Urban Design 1977-1981
AIA Involvement: Mentoring Committee Member; Volunteers Speakers Bureau

To learn more about Jeff, click HERE.

Name: Bob Winters, AIA
Firm: OWH, Inc.
Title: Principal
Licensure: Michigan, Missouri & Illinois 
Education: BA, Studio Art, Grinnell College; MARCH, Washington University in St Louis
AIA involvement: Former Board Member; Past Chapter President; Chair, The AIA St Louis Scholarship Fund Committee

To learn more about Bob, click HERE.


Name: Leslie Wheeler, Associate AIA
Firm: HOK. Inc.
Title: Design Professional
Licensure: Associate AIA, LEED® Green Associate™
Education: Master of Architecture - Washington University in St. Louis & Bachelor of Design in Architecture – University of Florida
AIA involvement: Mentorship program; Volunteer Speakers Bureau; Women in Architecture

To learn more about Leslie, click HERE.

Name: Evan Ari Bronstein, AIA
Firm: Kuhlmann design Group, Inc.
Title: Architect, Senior Architectural Designer
Licensure: Missouri
Education: University of Maryland - B. Arch./Washington University in St. Louis - M. Arch.

AIA Involvement:  Volunteer Speakers Bureau

To learn more about Evan, click HERE.

Name: Laura Vierrether, Associate AIA
Firm: Jacobs
Title: Project Architect
Licensure: Missouri
Education: Bachelor of Architecture from Drury University (Class of 2011)
AIA involvement: Volunteer Speakers Bureau           

To learn more about Laura, click HERE.

Name: Tom Bahr, AIA
Firm: HOK, Inc.
Title: Associate, Project Architect
Licensure: Missouri
Education: B. Arch, Drury University (2006)
AIA involvement: AIA Member

To learn more about Tom, click HERE.

Name: Aimee Rowbottom, AIA             
Firm: Jacobs
Title: Practice Leader Architecture and Interiors
Licensure: NCARB, AIA, PMP, LEED
Education: Bachelors of Architecture, University of Kansas           

To learn more about Aimee, click HERE.



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