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Joe Mayo Assoc. AIA will be a liaison to national committee
The AIA Northwest & Pacific Regional recently appointed Joe Mayo Assoc. AIA of Mahlum as their new Regional Associate Director. The Regional Associate Director (RAD) represents associates, both mainstream and alternative, by providing information and leadership to AIA components. The RAD addresses local, regional and national issues and helps to shape and dictate new policy.
“Joe is an exciting young designer who has a deep commitment to great design and sustainable building”, said Lisa Richmond, Executive Director of AIA Seattle. “This coupled with his strong ability to seek out and make connections with people make him an ideal choice for this position.”
Mayo has been a staff member at Mahlum for the past four years. He specializes in graphics development and digital support, focusing primarily on Mahlum’s student housing projects. A LEED Accredited Professional, Mayo supports design efforts with daylighting studies, climatic analysis and LEED tracking, as well as research on environmental issues such as passive ventilation and alternative material selection. He is currently working on the West Campus Housing project, a 4-block mixed-use residential development for the University of Washington. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington and a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon. Mayo is also the winner of the 2011 AIA Seattle Travel Scholarship, which will be featured at the AIA Seattle Design Gallery beginning March 20.
The main job of the RAD is to act as the representative of the Region associates to the National
Associates Committee (NAC) during their two-year term. The RAD serves as a resource to AIA National regarding issues that affect Associate members by providing regional feedback/comment. They maintain regular contact with NAC Chair, NAC Executive Committee, and other RADs. In this position the RAD also contributes news and announcements from regional, state and local chapter Associate member events for NAC publications on a regular basis.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Hi-resolution headshot of Joe Mayo is available upon request.
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