The Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is made up of member architects – some of whom also fill leadership roles in the organization.  Each year, we elect officers, directors and section chairs, who will manage all of the Association’s affairs for the year.



Rich Brya, AIA



Chris East, AIA

Cromwell Architects Engineers

Vice President

Todd Welch, AIA

Brackett Krennerich and Associates P.A.


Nate Deason, AIA

MAHG Architecture


James Meyer, AIA

Taggart Architecture

Past President

Craig Boone, AIA

Architecture Plus, Inc.


Associate Director

Min Wui, Assoc. AIA

Cromwell Architects

Director (2024)

Jamey McFadden, AIA

Genesis Architecture 101

Director (2025)

Kelly Wilson, AIA

Beshears Construction

Director (2025)

Amber Banks, AIA

Cromwell Architects Engineers

Director (2026)

Heather Davis, AIA

AMR Architects

Director (2026)

Jessica Lewallen, AIA

Gemstone Design Studio

Senior Director

Galen Hunter, AIA

MAHG Architecture, Inc.

State Architect

Nathan Alderson, AIA

Arkansas Building Authority

Dean, U of A

Peter MacKeith, Assoc. AIA

Fay Jones School of Architecture

Director of Architecture Program

Mike Steelman, AIA

Harding University

Section Chairs


Bradley Burkart, Assoc. AIA

Polk Stanley Wilcox Architects

East Section Chair

Katie Singleton, AIA

Brackett-Krennerich Architects

Fort Smith Section Chair

Tim Varner, AIA

MAHG Architecture

Northwest Section Chair

Kiara Gilmore, AIA

modus studio


Executive Director

Brent Stevenson, IOM

AIA Arkansas / Brent Stevenson Associates

Member Services Director

Jackie Strickland

AIA Arkansas / Brent Stevenson Associates