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Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA
President, The American Institute of Architects
ACE DC is thrilled to welcome Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA as the Keynote Speaker at the 2023 Scholarship Award Breakfast. Ms. Grandstaff-Rice was elected the 99th President of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Additionally, she is a senior project manager/senior associate at Perkins&Will. As an architect, her portfolio includes work for a wide range of clients, with her most recent projects focusing on K-12 and higher education learning environments. She is drawn to these projects for their ability to change students' lives and prepare them for the future.
Throughout her career, Ms. Grandstaff-Rice has demonstrated continued and significant service to AIA, including leading the national equity, diversity, and inclusion conversation and serving as the 2014 president of the Boston Society of Architects/AIA. As a former chair of AIA's Equity in Architecture Commission, she was instrumental in creating the AIA Guides for Equitable Practice. She will use her national platform to advance equity and climate action and effect widespread positive change in the industry.
We are thrilled to have Emily join us on April 26th!