Jane Frederick will be the AIA 2020 president.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) inaugurated Jane Frederick as its 96th president on Friday.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to join the distinguished line of presidents who have led the American Institute of Architects,” said Frederick. “As I step into this role, I’m asking what will happen for us in this next year. At this moment in the world’s history, the answer couldn’t be more clear, that 2020 must be the year architects assert our leadership and have a meaningful impact in climate action.”

Frederick has held a myriad of leadership positions at the AIA, including serving as the AIA 2019 first vice president; South Atlantic Regional representative on the Strategic Council; at-large director on the National Board; and president of AIA South Carolina. Additionally, she has served on the AIA Small Firm Round Table Executive Committee and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accreditation teams. She has also chaired numerous local planning boards and is a Liberty Fellow.

Her firm Frederick + Frederick Architects in South Carolina, specializes in custom residences and has earned 18 state and local design awards.

Frederick earned her Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University. She is licensed in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Mississippi. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and also holds LEED AP certification.

AIA elects its presidents, who are volunteer leaders with AIA’s 95,000 members, on an annual basis. Frederick will serve as the Institute’s president until December 4, 2020.


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