The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) has appointed Lourdes Solera as its new president.
Solera, is a third-generation owner at M.C. Harry Associates along with Craig Aquart, AIA, who is president of AIA Miami this year, a post Solera previously held.
The theme for her year is empower and elevate, and, to that end, Solera looks to engage coming generations of architects.
AIA Florida, headquartered in Tallahassee, represents the interests of more than 3900 members in Florida. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.
“We are fortunate to have Lourdes’ insightful leadership at this critical juncture in the practice of architecture in Florida,” AIA Florida executive vice-president and CEO Becky Magdaleno, CAE, said. “Lourdes is an inspirational catalyst and tireless advocate for our membership.”