Founded in 1954, AIA Savannah, the Savannah Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is a professional service organization serving our community as stewards of Savannah’s distinguished architectural heritage.
The chapter provides continuing education, political advocacy, networking, and leadership development. One of our guiding missions is to also raise public awareness of the work of architects and desisgners in our local communities.
Our diverse membership is composed of professionals from an array of backgrounds, including traditional firms, allied professional firms, retired professionals, universities, government centers, product showrooms, and manufacturing facilities: All working together to improve our profession and its contributions to our community.
Meet the AIA Savannah Board
Reshma Shah Johnson, AIA, ASID, IIDA
Reshma founded SHAH Architecture + Interiors in the fall of 2010. An Alumni of the University of Cincinnati, and spending nearly 20 years of practicing architecture and design in the Lowcountry, she began the firm in 2010 to address the need for a quality Interior Architecture to Architects and Interior Designers in the area.
Her passion for collaboration and thoughtful design has enabled her to couple technical expertise and design management into a service that uniquely addresses the details of project development without losing sight of the overall vision.
Jodie Quinter, AIA, is an architect at FXCollaborative and co-chair of FXWomxn. Jodie is an architect by day and an avid reader by night. She operates with an old school work ethic and appreciation of her craft while also embracing the bold
candor of her millennial identity.
She has served on the National
Associates Committee for the AIA and, in doing so, has come to deeply value providing guidance to a new generation of professionals.
Jodie holds a Master of Architecture degree from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Miami University, and is a registered architect in Georgia.
Immediate Past President
James Gallucci is an architect at Pantheon ADC. He holds a B.F.A. and Master of Architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design and a B.S. in Management and Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a LEED GA.
James’s diverse portfolio includes projects for K-12 and higher education, hospitality, mixed-use, corporate office, industrial, and civic projects throughout the Savannah area.
Frank D'Arcangelo, AIA
Frank received his Master of Architecture from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2002 and started working at Eckles Martin & Rule Architects the same year.
In 2005 he was promoted to Junior Partner and in 2010 became a full partner at Martin Rule & Associates Architects. In 2015 the firm merged to become DPR Architecture with Frank as the President.
Erin Clay, the Marketing Executive for W Projects, has been on the board for 6 years as the Communications Director. She is involved in many industry groups including HBA Savannah, NAWIC Coastal Georgia, and more.
She has one daughter (4) and a husband who works for the Federal Government. She truly has a passion for connecting people in the built environment and bringing new ideas to everyone!
Adam Drummond, Assoc. AIA
Adam Drummond is a Project Manager at Architecture 101 in Savannah, GA. He is passionate about working closely with clients to provide them with the best experience during the design process.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Sciences at Western Kentucky University in 2010 and his Master of Architecture at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2016.
Katherine A. Schuff,
AIA, CDT, NCARB
Katherine Schuff is an architect who joined LS3P Associates in 2015 and moved to their Savannah office in 2019. She received a Master of Architecture from Tulane University in 2014, with minors in Historic Preservation and Italian.
She has experience in a variety of commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, and education projects across the southeast, and is especially passionate about adaptive reuse and incorporating new design into the existing historical context.
Caitlin Corliss, AIA
Caitlin W. Corliss is an Architect who joined Pantheon ADC in the spring of 2021. She has always been inspired to improve the built environment and how people experience it through thoughtful design and attention to detail.
She holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and obtained initial licensure in Georgia in 2016.
Angela Olsen, Assoc. AIA
Angela Olsen is an Architectural Designer at POND. She holds a B.F.A (2014) and Master of Architecture (2015) from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). Angela started her career in Greenville, SC - developing a diverse portfolio in the corporate office, retail, hotel, mixed-use, food service, and some residential.
Since starting at POND, in June of 2019, she has been exposed to aviation hangars, industrial, higher-ed, elementary, and Department of Defense work nationally and across the globe. She is passionate about delivering exceptional designs that elevate experiences through the built environment.
Akhil Hemanth, Assoc. AIA
Akhil Hemanth is a Project Manager at Architecture 101 and a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. His expertise includes a wide range of building typologies ranging from single-family residential homes, commercial buildings, and K12 Schools, to mixed-use developments.
Akhil is actively involved in the community as he served on the board of Freedom by Design (AIAS) and is currently the President of the Savannah Young Architects Forum. As a self-taught programmer, he is passionate about Augmented Reality/ Extended Reality, Blockchain, Machine Learning, and automation in the AEC industry and is working towards democratizing the technology for active field use.
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is an independent, nonprofit, student-run organization dedicated to advancing leadership, design, and service among architecture students.
Savannah Young Architects Forum
Savannah's Young Architects Forum (SYAF) of Savannah is the voice of recently licensed Architects and the catalyst for progress within the Institute.
AIA Savannah Emerging Professionals
This group was created to allow current and future architects of Savannah to prosper and connect with one another. It also serves as a platform for a community that should always be in contact and help one another. The path to licensure is far from easy and we as emerging professionals of AIA must utilize all of the resources available to us, the most critical one being ourselves.
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