Mission Statement:

AIA New England, a regional council of the American Institute of Architects, provides effective engagement with the National organization, enables regional leadership development, and supports shared interests and benefits among the state and local components.

AIA New England’s Value:

Provides Effective Engagement with the National Organization

  • AIA New England provides a caucus/forum for collectively influencing AIA National decisions, policies and programs.
  • AIA New England connects our components to AIA National, advocating for components at the national level and helping components understand how National decisions, policies, and programs will affect their members.

Enables Regional Leadership Development

  • AIA New England components have the opportunity for local and state representation on National Committees (Strategic Council, College of Fellows, Young Architects Forum, National Associates Committee, and Knowledge Communities).
  • AIA New England provides the region with a mechanism to be effective at the National Level by fostering connections between our local leaders.

Supports Shared Interests and Benefits

  • AIA New England connects our individual components with others in our region. This enables component leadership to share best practices – governance, programs, public engagement, marketing, advocacy, etc. — and to identify collaborative opportunities around programming, public engagement, marketing and advocacy.
  • AIA New England supports the AIA New England Design Awards and Annual Meeting. The AIA New England Design Awards is facilitated alternatively by one of eight chapters each year. The AIA New England Design Awards provides an opportunity to increase firm exposure for our members.

AIA New England Officers – 2017

See full contact information for officers and board members on the “Members” page.
President Alan S. Lagocki AIA is a principal at Ames & Whitaker Architects in Southington, CT E-mail
President-Elect Paul Bourbeau AIA is a principal of PHB Architects, Bedford, NH. E-mail
Secretary/Treasurer Helen Fantini AIA is the former president of AIA Western MA. E-mail
Past President Vada Seccareccia Assoc AIA is a designer and marketing coordinator at Union Studio Architecture and Community Design in Providence, RI. Email

New England Representatives to the AIA Strategic Council

Richard T. Connell AIA is chief of Delivery and Process at S/L/A/M Collaborative in Glastonbury, CT. He received a B.Arch from Rhode Island School of Design in 1979. E-mail

Judy Johnson AIA is a principal at Harriman in Portland, ME, and works on a range of projects from schools to medical facilities to office buildings. She is on the board of Spiral Arts, a non-profit group that helps less fortunate members of society, those with mental, physical, or economic challenges, express themselves creatively. Email

2017 Presidents of the New England Chapters

BSA: Jay Wickersham FAIA, E-mail
Central MA: Stephen Lewis AIA, E-mail
CT: Arthur Sanders AIA, E-mail
ME: Kay Stevens-Rosa, E-mail
MA: Ethan Anthony AIA, E-mail
NH: Alyssa Murphy AIA, E-mail
RI: Eric Zuena AIA, E-mail
VT: Megan Nedzinski AIA, E-mail
Western MA: Helen Fantini AIA, E-mail