Two Stellar Employees Appointed to AIA Jacksonville's 2015 Board of Directors
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (April 27, 2015)—Two employees of Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, have been appointed to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Jacksonville’s 2015 board of directors. Stellar architect Jennifer Suharmadji was named secretary, while Stellar vice president Tony Lamell was named a chapter delegate to the AIA Florida Board of Directors.
This is Suharmadji’s first year on the board. In addition to secretary, she also holds the position of Trade Show Chair.
“My community is very important to me, especially, my professional community,” Suharmadji said. “It’s an exciting time to be an architect in Jacksonville given all of the buzz surrounding downtown development.”
Suharmadji also mentors with ACE (Architecture, Construction and Engineering) and is the vice president/president-elect of First Coast Rotaract, a young professional service organization affiliated with Rotary International.
Lamell has been involved with AIA Jacksonville for over 20 years. This marks Lamell’s third term as a chapter delegate. In this role, Lamell serves on a 20-person task force that’s helping reposition the structure of the AIA board at the state level with the initiative of providing the utmost value and services to AIA members.
“In our industry, your responsibility goes beyond just being the architect. It’s also about understanding how you can interact with the community and make our profession better understood,” Lamell said. “This role has been both enlightening and rewarding because I’m helping to facilitate that for chapters across the state of Florida.”
Lamell is also serving on the Membership Committee of the AIA Florida Board, representing the Jacksonville chapter. Previously, Lamell has held leadership roles with both the Jacksonville and state AIA chapter, including the State Director position on AIA’s Florida board.
Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm. More than 700 Stellar employees worldwide create award-winning food processing plants; refrigerated warehouses; distribution centers; commercial buildings; military facilities; and energy plant solutions, including turbine inlet air chilling (TIAC) systems, district cooling plants, combined heat and power plants, modular utility plants and field-erected utility plants. In addition to its Jacksonville, Florida, headquarters and its Western Region office in Modesto, California, Stellar operates nearly 25 support locations and offices throughout the United States and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and China. To learn more about Stellar, visit stellar.net.
About AIA Jacksonville
AIA Jacksonville is a Chapter of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) representing and serving AIA Florida members in Duval, Clay, St. Johns and Nassau counties. Within these counties, AIA Jacksonville represents and serves over 400 individual member architects, associates, and allied design professionals who are working in fields allied to architecture. Organizationally, we are a local membership organization incorporated as a 501(c) 6 non-profit corporation and guided by the laws of the State of Florida. To learn more about AIA Jacksonville, visit aiajacksonville.org.