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Rhéa with Antonio Minifield, recipient of a 2010 Birmingham Architectural Foundation scholarship.

Rhéa Williams, Executive Director

Hi Everyone!
I grew up in the Birmingham area and graduated from UAB with a degree in Public Relations and a minor in English.  Prior to working with AIA, I was the executive director of a non-profit environmental organization. 

I had no architectural background and have learned so much about how architects shape our world and the difference that good design makes.  Most people have no idea what architects go through to be a registered licensed architect; the years of education (minimum 5 years), the intern program (minimum 3 years), endless work hours and the licensing process, not to mention the cost!

It is my goal to serve the American Institute of Architects Birmingham Chapter members and also to try to heighten the public’s awareness of what an architect can do for them.  We have a great chapter here in Birmingham and are having fun at our monthly chapter meetings.  If you are an architect and not a member, I invite you to join us for a meeting and see what you are missing!   If you are not an architect and are interested in architecture, you can also join as a subscriber and attend all our meetings. 

I have a bit of a coffee/cappuccino addiction; therefore we have coffee everyday at 3:00.  Call ahead of time and I will make an extra cup for you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding the American Institute of Architects.

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and I hope you will view all the pages and see what is going on with the AIA BIRMINGHAM CHAPTER!!!

Sincerely & PEACE,
Rhéa Williams