Jan Blackmon, FAIA, has been named executive director of the Dallas Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Dallas Center for Architecture. The decision was reached after a six-month process involving a nationwide search.
Blackmon’s career includes vice presidential and leadership roles with design and architecture firms, including Rees Associates Inc., HLM Design (formerly JPJ Architects and BLP Engineers), and RTKL Associates Inc. She also served as president of the Texas Society of Architects, the Texas Architectural Foundation and Promise House. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, she has practiced architecture in Dallas for nearly 30 years.
As one of the largest chapters in the nation, AIA Dallas also joins AIA New York and AIA Philadelphia as one of only three leading chapters within the AIA with an architect as executive director. BD+C
AIA Dallas one of only a few chapters in the U.S. to be led by an accomplished architect.