Linaea Floden Elected Vice President of AIA Florida Chapter

GS&P Healthcare Architect Will Represent the Interests of Architectural Professionals

November 09, 2017   |   Tampa,  Fla.   |   People

Gresham, Smith and Partners is proud to announce that Linaea Floden, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, an architect in the firm’s Tampa Healthcare studio, has been elected vice president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Florida Chapter. She will begin her two-year term in January 2018. In her leadership position, Floden will represent the needs and interests of Florida professionals while pursuing opportunities to improve architectural industry practices with fellow board members.  

“I’m honored to have been elected to serve as the vice president of the AIA Florida chapter and I look forward to applying my experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to support my peers in their career development,” commented Floden. “AIA has been a wonderful resource for my professional growth and I hope to provide the same value to other architectural professionals as we work together to advance our practice, promote resiliency in the built environment and improve our communities.” 
 
Floden joined GS&P in 2015 and serves the firm as an architect with a focus on healthcare design. A two-year member of AIA and a six-year member of AIAStudents, she has served on the AIA Florida Board of Directors since 2015 as both the architect licensing advisor and the associate director at large. As the architect licensing advisor, Floden acted as a liaison between the AIA and the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards to help fellow emerging professionals navigate the path to obtaining licensure. In her role as associate director at large, she represented the needs and interests of emerging architectural professionals. Floden is also involved with the Florida Foundation for Architecture’s Education in Architecture series, where she teaches fourth graders about architecture, as well as the Glazer Children’s Museum’s Exhibit Committee.
 
Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, The American Institute of Architects serves as a voice of the architecture profession and works to create more valuable, healthy, secure and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods and communities. AIA provides members with the tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business and promotes design excellence and outstanding professional achievement though an awards program. 

“AIA has been a wonderful resource for my professional growth and I hope to provide the same value to other architectural professionals as we work together to advance our practice, promote resiliency in the built environment and improve our communities.”

Linaea Floden, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Architect, GS&P
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