Juliane Kuminski, AIA, was recently appointed to the AIA North Carolina Board of Directors as the Young Architects Forum (YAF) Director. This is a two-year position where Juliane will serve as a voice for YAF NC and a liaison between the National AIA and the seven North Carolina local sections. She will communicate regularly with AIA NC leaders and staff on YAF matters related to policies, programs, and finances. Juliane will work closely with other YAF leaders to ensure that AIA NC programs and policies reflect the needs and aspirations of young architects and other emerging professionals. She will also maintain positive relationships with local AIA chapter leaders, the YAF Regional Director, the Fellowship Committee, Associate AIA leaders, state and local IDP coordinators, AIAS leaders, and allied professional organizations.
The YAF program addresses issues of particular importance to recently licensed architects (10 years or less). The goals of the YAF include the following:
- Encourage professional growth and leadership development among recently licensed architects through interaction and collaboration with AIA and allied groups
- Build a national network, and serve as a collective voice for young architects by ensuring that issues relevant to young architects are properly addressed by AIA
- Make AIA membership a valuable tool for young architects and encourage them to pursue leadership roles within the architecture and design community
Juliane is a registered architect in Clark Nexsen’s Raleigh office. She holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) School of Design. Over the course of her career at Clark Nexsen, Juliane has worked on a number of project types including science and technology, higher education, municipal, and federal projects.
She is an active member in the AIA Triangle Chapter and received the Presidential AIA Triangle Volunteer Award in 2013. She serves the AIA Triangle as the Chair of the R3 (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse) Committee, and is an integral member of the Triangle Tour of Residential Architecture and COTE (Committee of the Environment) committees. She is also a member of the Junior League of Raleigh.