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.

2020 Officers and Directors:

  • Micah D. Smith
    President
    Micah D. Smith
    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.

  • Trevor Miller
    Vice President
    Trevor Miller
    Vice President

    Trevor Miller, AIA, architect and part owner of FORM Design Build, Inc., graduated from Cal Poly SLO with a Bachelors of Architecture. Trevor is passionate about bringing design and construction under one integrated practice, overseeing the design of a diverse range of residential and commercial projects

  • Randall Russom
    Director & Treasurer
    Randall Russom
    Director & Treasurer

    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

    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.

  • Gregory Wynn
    Legislation
    Gregory Wynn
    Legislation

    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.

  • 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
    Public Relations
    Aaron Golab
    Public Relations

    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.

  • Serena Kacharos-Warren
    Associates
    Serena Kacharos-Warren
    Associates

    Serena is a designer at RRM Design Group. She graduated from University of Oregon with a B.Arch and minors in economics and business. Serena has high interested in integrated design, specifically sustainability and construction. She sits on the AIA Board as the associates representative and is always willing to grab a drink with her peers and discuss the future of AIA Central Coast.

  • Cynde Spence
    Membership
    Cynde Spence
    Membership

    Cynde Lee Spence is a designer at 19six Architects in San Luis Obispo. She graduated from Cal Poly with a B. Arch in Architecture and a Masters in City and Regional Planning. She has previously served on the Central Coast Green Build Council's Green Schools Committee and assisted Bishop's Peak Elementary School to receive the first Gateway to Green Schools award in SLO County.