Congratulations from all of the AIA Shanghai team and members. Well deserved.
An avid supporter of the expansion of AIA globally, with great passion for supporting budding international components for AIA, Thomas Vonier FAIA has worked tirelessly to ensure the establishment of AIA Middle East, and more recently AIA Shanghai.
Thomas V. Vonier, FAIA, from AIA Continental Europe, was elected 2014-2015 AIA Vice President at the AIA National Convention in Denver. He is founder and past president of AIA Continental Europe from 1994 to 1995, Vonier served on the AIA Board of Directors representing the AIA International Region from 2010-2012 - it is noteworthy to mention that it was his perseverance that led to the establishment of the International chapter for AIA.
“Members and components are the core of the AIA,” he says. “We deliver the value of architecture. The AIA must deliver resources that advance our interests and create impact. The AIA must project us into new markets and attract new clients. Advocacy must concentrate on issues where architects have key stakes and key contributions. We must mobilize public opinion, capitalize on communications, and lead the discussion. The AIA must provide powerful tools to members. This means stimulating public demand for design and showing the central value of architecture in society.”
Please join us in congratulating Tom - meilleurs vœux!