The Australian Institute of Architects has announced long time member and collaborator Tony Giannone FRAIA as the next National President Elect.
Director of tectvs, a mid-size multi-disciplinary architecture and interior design studio, and Industry Professor at the School of Architecture and Built Environment at The University of Adelaide, Tony has been actively engaged in the furthering of design practice across industry and education for many years. He has been involved with the Institute in a myriad of roles including Awards Juror, Chapter Councillor and as the current State Chapter President in South Australia.
The appointment was made at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 22 July 2020. Alice Hampson FRAIA also commenced her tenure as National President during the meeting.
Julia Cambage, CEO of the Australian Institute of Architects, said: “We are delighted to welcome Tony as the new President Elect. Tony has been an integral and committed member of our community for years and has shown outstanding leadership in the South Australian Chapter. I know his passion for the profession will help drive the Institute to new heights and I look forward to working alongside him as President Elect.
“I would also like to offer Alice Hampson a warm welcome to the role as she starts her term as National President. It’s been wonderful working with Alice as President Elect over the last year and I’m certain her enthusiasm for architecture, history and art will greatly benefit the Institute and our members.
“The coming year may be a difficult one for many of us working in the built environment space as we experience the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic. I have every confidence that Alice’s knowledge and leadership will help see the Australian architectural profession through these uncertain times.”
The AGM also saw the end of Helen Lochhead LFRAIA’s tenure as National President as she transitioned to the role of Immediate Past President on the Board.
Ms Cambage continued: “Helen has worked tirelessly during her fourteen months as National President, and I’d like to thank her for her incredibly valuable contribution. I know her efforts working on sustainability and urban development, and the Institute’s response to both the bushfire and coronavirus crises, will have a long legacy.”
Two National Council Elected Directors were also announced at the AGM, both of whom took office at the conclusion of the meeting; New South Wales Chapter President Kathlyn Loseby FRAIA, and Nationally Elected National Councillor Andrew Broffman FRAIA.