The Orlando Foundation for Architecture has a number of committees that provide a mutually beneficial experience. By joining a committee, you get involved in an area of personal interest, gain an outlet for things you are good at but may not have a chance to do in your work, build your professional network, create strategies to grow & develop the architecture & design community in Central Florida, meet new people & have fun interacting, brainstorming & working with others.
The committee groups benefit from your unique skills, fresh ideas & different points of view. Your input enriches the committee's work. The more people get involved, the greater our effectiveness & impact. Committee participation is a win-win!
Facilitates, organizes, and produces the OFA’s public communications including writing the monthly newsletter, maintaining and developing content for the website, and supporting the OFA’s social media presence by developing and pushing content to various platforms.
Mark Adams, AIA
Plans and organizes both in-person and virtual events such as lectures, exhibits, happy hours, and other social events that focus on architecture, urban planning, the arts, and vast array of topics related to those fields. The committee’s signature event is the Annual OFA Art Show.
Greg Stock, AIA
Recruits new individual and corporate level members and sponsors. Maintains current memberships through a variety of targeted outreach programs by identifying and contacting potential members and by maintaining contact with current members.
Manages the OFA Scholarship Program, selects winners, and awards scholarships to students in the 2+2+2 architecture programs at Valencia College, UCF, UF CityLab. In addition, the BAM scholarship is awarded to a high school student entering an architecture or allied field program.
Debra Lemons, AIA
Plans and organizes in-person and virtual tours of local and regional architectural projects and places that provide insight and educational opportunities in the fields of architecture, urban planning, and the arts. Works with local organizations and educational entities to enhance and promote the tours.
Jacki Hale, FAIA
OFA's vision is to develop and sustain the Orlando Center of Architecture and Design that celebrates Orlando as a center of innovation and creativity by engaging and inspiring the public toward implementing positive change. It promotes the exchange of ideas and encourages the public to participate in building vibrant communities that make Central Florida a globally significant region.
Gary Scarboro, CAE
Acts as the OFA’s public liaison by engaging and collaborating with different local, regional, and national organizations within architecture, the arts, history, and education to create alliances and opportunities for collaboration.
Interested in joining a committee or volunteering for an event?
Submit a Volunteer Interest Form today or contact us to learn more!