New Members

Shelly Pottorf, AIA (Center) pictured with her students

New AIAVT Architect Members

Shelly Pottorf, AIA
Shelly Pottorf, AIA, NCARB, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C is the Principal of Architend, an architecture firm committed to catalyzing a living future through architecture, community design, sustainable consulting, and research. She has further served as an Assistant Professor in the Prairie View A&M University School of Architecture, where she designed and directed the Minor in Sustainable Design. Her work focuses on place-based regenerative design while incorporating reach standards such as Passive House and the Living Building Challenge. Shelly has had the honor of speaking on these topics at international conferences such as the Living Future unConference, the North American Passive House Conference, and the International Forum on Urbanism. She is excited to now be continuing this work in her wife’s home state of Vermont.

New AIAVT Allied Members


Acentech is a multi-disciplinary acoustics, audiovisual, and vibration consulting firm with offices in
Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, and New York. Acentech is one of the oldest and
largest organizations of its type, an unequaled resource to institutions, engineers, manufacturers,
architects, planners, and designers worldwide.

Studio A is Acentech’s performing arts consulting practice. For performing arts projects, planning for
acoustical excellence starts at the beginning, and understanding users’ goals and expectations is the
essential first step. We help the design team to understand and translate these into coherent building
designs, then follow through construction to ensure the acoustics and technology support the
performers’ artistry.
Crossville Inc.
Crossville is a leading manufacturer of tile collections. Our surfacing solutions—porcelain, mosaics, glass, wall, natural stone, porcelain panels (tile measured in feet, not inches!), and Crossville Porcelain Countertops—are beautiful and sustainable. U.S. owned and operated, we offer innovative designs, quality that exceeds specification requirements, and support for successful installations. For 33+ years, design professionals have turned to us for tile that solves design challenges for exceptional results.