The Chapter’s Board of Directors provides oversight and strategic planning to ensure the health and growth of the organization. Prospective Board Members are selected by an annual Nominating Committee and are formally elected following a subsequent vote by the Chapter members-in-good-standing. The Board consists of the President, Vice President / President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, Directors, Associate Director, Emerging Professional Director, Allied Director, Public Director, Past President, and the Chapter’s Executive Director as an ex-officio member.

2016 Officers and Directors:

  • Randall Russom
    President
    Randall Russom
    President

    Randy is a licensed architect with RRM design Group with over 20 years of experience. He has won local and national recognition and has designed and managed projects across the state. With extensive local winery design and construction management experience, Randy is a leader in RRM’s hospitality market as well as there custom residential work. He serves on the Board of Directors for the San Luis Obispo Chapter of the AIA, and is a Planning Commissioner for the City of Arroyo Grande

  • Andrew Goodwin
    Director
    Andrew Goodwin
    Director

    Andrew is a licensed architect in the state of California, and has almost a decade of experience designing and consulting throughout California, as well as Connecticut, New York, and Washington. Andrew is a sole practitioner in San Luis Obispo, and currently runs the design consultancy Andrew Goodwin Designs. Andrew previously was the co-founder and principal architect for ConsciousBuild, Inc, a design, build, and development firm with its roots in sustainability and design activism.

    Andrew is also a strong believer in designing for the common good, and helped to co-found Journeyman International's RED Studio. As the architectural director of Journeyman International (JI), he oversees JI’s fifth year students at Cal Poly as they work through JI's thesis curriculum. JI works to provide nonprofits and NGOs around the world with design and construction services by tethering university students to this global urgency.

    Andrew is a writer and recently co-founded and was the inaugural Editor-in-Chief of PUBLIC Journal. PUBLIC Journal is a quarterly publication dedicated to providing a larger platform for the impact design movement. 

  • Micah D. Smith
    Vice President
    Micah D. Smith
    Vice President

    Micah D. Smith is an architect and owner of MS|Architecture in San Luis Obispo. Micah has a B.A. in Environmental Analysis and Design from U.C. Irvine, and has studied architecture at Orange Coast College, Cuesta College and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Community service activities include actively volunteering with groups such as AIA, Habitat for Humanity and others. Micah is a past board member and Treasurer of Habitat for Humanity for San Luis Obispo County where he continues to serve on the Building Committee.

    Frank Seiple
    Secretary

    Frank Seiple grew up in Southern California and earned his Bachelor of Science in Architecture at Cal Poly in 1979, joining the local firm Sullivan Farbstein Associates while in school.  In 1987 he and Bruce Fraser, AIA, established Fraser Seiple Architects.  They count among their most satisfying projects  the San Luis Obispo City County Library, the New County Government Center (with KMD San Francisco),  San Luis Obispo’s first two parking structures, the Paso Robles Superior Court, Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa, the Morro Bay Fire Station, and several multi-family housing projects  and private residences.   Frank enjoys the collaborative nature of architectural practice and the lasting relationships he’s established with both clients and professional colleagues.

  • Nina Nazarov
    Treasurer
    Nina Nazarov
    Treasurer

    Nina is a registered architect in the state of California and a sole practitioner running a residential focused practice. She has a proven history of exceptional customer service with several repeat clients spanning between home owners, design professionals and contractors. Nina received her Bachelors of Architecture from Cal Poly SLO in 2010 and recently joined the AIA, where she serves on the Board of Directors for the California Central Coast chapter.

  • Chris Allen
    Membership
    Chris Allen
    Membership

    Chris Allen is a LEED accredited designer at the San Luis Obispo based firm of garcia architecture + design, as well as an award-winning furniture builder. He is a graduate of the Architecture program at Cal Poly and is currently working towards his architectural license.

  • Dayna Lake
    Legislation
    Dayna Lake
    Legislation

    Dina is a Designer at RRM Design Group, just graduated from Cal Poly SLO after working on a Journeyman International thesis in Rwanda where she designed a Coffee/Cocoa Co-op that is currently in funding to get built.

  • Gregory Wynn
    Education
    Gregory Wynn
    Education

    Greg Wynn, AIA is an architect with a small regional practice based in San Luis Obispo and is a lecturer at Cal Poly, SLO.  With teaching experience of 16 years and as the faculty advisor for the Cal Poly chapter of AIAS, Greg bridges the gap between the profession and the University.  Greg is also the Chair of the San Luis Obispo Architectural Review Commission (ARC) and is on the Executive Committee for the Live Oak Music Festival- an annual benefit for KCBX Public Radio, and was a past president of AIA-California Central Coast.

  • Will Ruoff
    Public Relations
    Will Ruoff
    Public Relations

    Will Ruoff is a licensed architect with TEN OVER STUDIO. After growing up in Los Osos, he moved to Tucson Arizona for his architectural degree where he specialized in sustainable design and design build work. Bringing together his passion in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering and environmental design; Will sees the importance in collaboration and teamwork to create the best product possible. With a strong background in non-profit work, Will enjoys working and giving back to the community through community engagement and outreach.

  • Jessica Steely
    Affiliates (Professional)
    Jessica Steely
    Affiliates (Professional)

    Jessica Steely, President and part owner of Semmes & Co Builders, graduated Cal Poly SLO with a Bachelors of Science in Construction Management. She has over 10 years of experience, is past president of SLO Green Build, sits on the board of the local AIA chapter and works with the EVC’s Building cluster.

  • Aaron Golab
    Scholarship
    Aaron Golab
    Scholarship

    Aaron is a designer with RRM Design Group. He has a B.Arch from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and has studied at Cuesta College and West Valley College. He was part of the Cuesta College AIAS chapter as the events coordinator and outreach leader. He has great passion in giving back to the community. He enjoys volunteering his time to charity or fundraising events with different local groups.

  • Bobby Walker
    Associates
    Bobby Walker
    Associates

    Bobby Walker is a designer at San Luis Obispo based RRM Design Group, working on residential and public projects along the Central Coast.  A graduate of the architecture program at Cal Poly, he has a passion for carpentry, equity by design, and sustainable architecture.  He is working towards his dream of becoming a licensed architect.