“I consider myself extremely fortunate to have begun my career working for Bruce. His passion and dedication for AIA and the profession is unmatched. He has been a valuable asset at the local, state, and national level working tirelessly to ensure that the AIA continues to deliver the best possible services and representation of the profession. Even though I only worked in Bruce’s office for two years, he has been a mentor to me for over a decade and has instilled the importance of a thriving AIA in me and many others he is surrounded by. In my opinion there is no one better equipped to lead this organization than he is. He has a breadth of institutional knowledge and experience with the issues that face us at all levels. He also has the leadership ability to ensure AIA continues to be an unparalleled asset to the profession. I am honored to endorse Bruce Sekanick, FAIA, for 2020 First Vice President/2021 President-elect.”
Melinda Scalfaro, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C Partner - Director of Sustainability SoL Harris/Day Architecture
Lanny McIntosh, AIA
“I’ve known Bruce since December 2012, when he and I joined the AIA Board of Directors at the same time.
Since I have known him, Bruce has served the Institute with distinction on the Board of Directors, as a member of the inaugural Strategic Council, as Institute Secretary, as ARCHIPAC Chair, a member of the Board Advocacy Committee, and as Chair of the Strategic Plan Committee. Bruce’s contributions to the Institute are well known and well documented. He is without peer in his understanding of the inner workings of the Institute and his willingness and ability to dig in to solve important and complicated problems. He listens, is respectful and considerate and is an effective advocate and influencer.
I believe he never sleeps. While he works tirelessly for us at the national level, he continues his involvement within his state and local component and is a principal of his own firm. As a leader, Bruce is respected and well liked and has an engaging manner that is exactly what we need in an Institute President.
As 2019 AIA Oklahoma President, I plan to vote for Bruce and hope you will as well.”
Lanny McIntosh, AIA CEO & Founder, The McIntosh Group, LLC 2019 AIA Oklahoma President 2013-2014 AIA National Board of Directors 2015 AIA Strategic Council, Moderator
Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA
“I have had the privilege of knowing Bruce’s friendship, disposition, and professionalism for more than 25 years. Because much of my personal journey has allowed consistent interface with Bruce, I feel empowered to espouse his achievements and champion the impact of his character and experience on his roles as advocate, mentor, and servant architect. Those who know Bruce would classify him as tireless in his activism and passionate in his purpose.”
Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA 2014 AIA Ohio President
Douglas L Steidl, FAIA
“I’ve known Bruce Sekanick for more than 25 years, and as a former President of The American Institute of Architects, I can assure you that Bruce implements what he sets out to do, translating vision into action. He possesses the insight to lead the AIA to the next level of performance. With such extensive experience in the AIA and unrelenting commitment to the practice of architecture he is uniquely qualified to be President of the organization.”
Douglas L Steidl, FAIA 2005 President, The American Institute of Architects 2009 President, The National Architectural Accrediting Board
John Weigand, AIA
“I’ve worked with Bruce as part of AIA Ohio for over five years now, and he’s nothing short of amazing! Bruce lives and breathes “AIA”…totally dedicated to the profession and able to make things happen. Bruce is one of those rare individuals who combines an off-the-charts work ethic, a total dedication to the profession, a unique ability to work with all kinds of people, and the political savvy to actually get things done…I can’t imagine there’s a better candidate for National President! One of the most impressive leaders I’ve had the pleasure of working with in my career.”
John Weigand, AIA Professor and Associate Dean Miami University
Steve Jernigan, FAIA
“Bruce is one of us – like many in the AIA, he runs a small firm, where he has to meet payroll, deal with consultants, develop new business and all of the other things most of us do on a daily basis in our professional life. That’s what I want in an AIA President – someone who understands the daily challenges of being an architect. Bruce and I have worked together on the AIA National Board of Directors and on ArchiPAC – his passion and zeal for both the Institute and the profession have impressed me greatly. That’s why I’m supporting Bruce in this effort – he will make a great AIA President. He will listen to the needs of members and be accessible to all. For the good of the AIA, I’m asking my colleagues to support my friend Bruce Sekanick, FAIA.”
Steve Jernigan, FAIA 2010 Florida AIA President 2012-2014 AIA National Board of Directors 2013-2014 ArchiPAC Chair