AIA team leader: J. T. (Todd) Scott, AIA Todd is a licensed architect who specializes in historic preservation and downtown revitalization. His preservation experience includes stints with Oklahoma City, as historic preservation officer, and with King County, Washington, where he currently provides assistance for historic properties in that county and sixteen suburban and rural communities. He recently completed the intensive level survey of 175 historic barns on the Enumclaw Plateau and 200 historic residential and commercial properties in Kent, both in King County. He has been involved in the rehabilitation of hundreds of structures in dozens of small downtowns as the state architect for Oklahoma Main Street and for DesignWorks, an arts-based design charrette program. Todd also served as community development director and assistant city manager for the city of Astoria, Oregon. He has presented at numerous state, regional, and national conferences on topics ranging from sustainability in design to mounting grass roots campaigns for endangered structures. Todd has served on the boards of various non-profit agencies including heritage organizations, community development corporations, urban renewal authorities, and architectural foundations.
AIA-SDAT team roster:The team leader and AIA Directors have selected team members who match the needs of the community, based on the Preliminary Visit and Stakeholder Meetings. The all-volunteer team will consist of highly skilled professionals representing a variety of disciplines.
Complete team bios can be accessed by clicking here. A summary follows below:
Erin Simmons, Senior Director, Design Assistance, AIA Joel Mills, Senior Director, Center for Communities by Design, AIA Wayne Feiden, FAICP, Northampton, Massachusetts; Director Planning/Sustainability for Northampton, has served on 25 DATS. Mario Campos, FAIA, ASLA, Jones & Jones, Seattle, Washington; Sr. Partner, focuses on the integration of urban design, planning & landscape. Ed Starkie, Portland, Oregon, Runs downtown projects: concept, economic structure & development. Richelle (Shelly) Patton, Decatur, Georgia, Tapestry Development Group, consulting to owners and housing authorities, HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program, affordable housing development. Carolina Carvajal, ASLA Boston, Massachusetts registered landscape architect with CRJA-IBI Group, focused on sustainability, connectivity, revitalization of brownfields, open space and streetscape design, fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese. Renee Piechocki, Pittsburgh, PA, is an artist and public art consultant. She is the founding director of Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art, a partnership of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, which provides technical assistance and educational programs to the public and private sectors in the Pittsburgh region.