Rob Winstead currently serves as the President of AIA Central Virginia. He received a BS ARCH from the University of Virginia and an MARCH from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He returned to Central Virginia in 1998 and is now the K12 Practice Leader at VMDO Architects. A licensed architect since 2003, he has served the profession as a member of the Architecture and Design Sustainable Design Leaders and the former Chair of the Large-Firm Roundtable Sustainability Committee. His work has been recognized with numerous awards for planning, design, architecture, urbanism, and sustainability.
Elisabeth Sloan is the AIA Central Virginia Past President and acting Treasurer. She was the President from 2015-2017 and Vice President from 2013 through 2015. She served on the Executive Committee of the Custom Residential Architects Network, a knowledge community of the national AIA, from 2010 through 2015. Liz graduated from the University of Virginia Architecture School in 1986 with a Master’s of Architecture. She became a licensed architect in 1989. Her undergraduate degree was from Amherst College. She received a B.A. degree in Fine Arts in 1981.
Kelly Callahan is a Principal, a project architect, and a leader in VMDO’S innovative K-12 studio, where she fuses client goals, deep educational experience, and a keen eye on future trends to create world-class educational spaces. Kelly’s foundational years at Virginia Tech instilled a classic understanding of the nature of materials, synergistic problem-solving, and the creation of purposeful spaces that inspire the human spirit. Kelly leverages over 30 years of experience in educational planning and design, engaging people and projects with compassion and delight, and her work supports her conviction that nature is our greatest teacher, and learning happens everywhere. She serves as Vice President of the Central Virginia AIA.
Phoebe Crisman is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Global Environments + Sustainability program at the University of Virginia. Crisman graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a MArch in Urban Design and Carnegie Mellon with a BArch. A licensed architect since 1989, she has practiced with firms in Chicago, Cambridge, Charlottesville, Washington DC, and Hong Kong. Currently she serves on the AIAVA Board of Directors and has represented UVA on the Central Virginia AIA board since 2011.
Shawn Mulligan has worked as a Project Architect at Dalgliesh Gilpin Paxton Architects since moving to Charlottesville in 2006. Shawn graduated from Virginia Tech in 2001 with a BArch and a minor in Industrial Design. Licensed since 2010, he has worked at OMA in Rotterdam, and at architecture and furniture design firms in Washington DC. Currently he serves on the Central Virginia AIA board as the Emerging Professionals Liaison.
Hadley Rodland is the Chapter Coordinator. After graduating from UVA with a Minor in Architecture in 2008, her indiscriminate love of learning led her a winding path, eventually returning her to the world of architecture, as she worked as a designer and facilitator for William H. Atwood before joining the team at VMDO.