Committee Chair: Jesse Thompson AIA  

  • To inspire and educate the public on architecture and design.
  • To develop design competitions and programs that promote design excellence throughout the state.
  • To plan the biennial Design Awards Program that recognizes and publishes outstanding design, representative of the work of our members.

Primary Focus:

  • Develop support and coordinate programs that promote design excellence.
  • Plan and coordinate all aspects of AIA Maine’s biennial Design Awards Program.
  • Advertise and promote these programs within the Chapter and with outside news media.
  • Serve as the Chapter’s coordinator, and make recommendations for appointments , for design award jury requests
  • Serve as AIA Maine’s coordinator with Maine Home + Design magazine on the AIA Design Theory Feature
  • Serve as coordinator with the AIA Maine’s COTE committee re: green design excellence