Six Members Join 2018 AIAVT Board of Directors
At the AIAVT Annual Meeting in December, six new directors joined the board of directors: Taryn Barrett, AIA; Evan Champagne, AIA; Eileen Hee, AIA; Michelle Lee, Assoc. AIA; Gregor Masefield, AIA; and Jim Williams, AIA. Here’s your chance to “meet” three of them in the first newsletter issue of the year.
Taryn A. Barrett, AIA, joined Duncan•Wisniewski Architecture in 2008 upon completion of a master’s degree at Miami University. At Miami, she competed in Division 1 Track and Field while studying architecture, notably receiving the AIAS National Honor Award for Community Service after designing a home for a young girl with quadriplegic mixed cerebral palsy. The connection between design, community, and service is carried through with her work at DWA on projects such as Bright Street Affordable Housing (AIAVT Merit Award), Hickory Street Urban Planning (AIAVT Honorable Mention), and Canal Street Veteran’s Housing (AIAVT People’s Choice Award). Last year, Barrett was one of five women to receive a grant from the Sho-Ping Chin Leadership Fund to attend the 2017 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. She lives in Colchester with her husband T.J. and two young children.
Gregory “Gregor” Masefield, AIA, NCARB, founded Studio III Architecture in Bristol, Vermont in 2006. Masefield is a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant. Licensed in Vermont and New York, Masefield’s architectural practice focuses on commercial and residential design solutions incorporating high performance energy efficiency while using local and sustainable materials. His recent projects range from art galleries to affordable, 1,700 square foot Passive houses. Masefield is a past board member of the Willowell Foundation in Monkton, Vermont and sits on the advisory council of the Patricia Hannaford Career Center’s Architecture and Engineering program. He received a master’s degree in architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Jim Williams, AIA, has been a licensed architect practicing in Brattleboro, Vermont since 1986. Williams’ project teams provide comprehensive architecture, planning, design, and construction services focused primarily in housing, health care, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse. The integration of sustainable design principles with hands-on construction experience informs all of the firm’s work. Williams’ team-oriented process celebrates the importance of multiple points of view and rigorous evaluation of ideas to achieve project goals. Williams looks forward to being involved with AIAVT's Committee on the Environment (COTE) and Architecture 2030 activities.