AIA Columbus welcomes three new board members

AIA Columbus welcomes three new board members to its board. Laurie Gunzelman, AIA of GUNZELMAN architects + interiors and Melissa Olson, AIA join the board as directors. Joshua Hostetler, Associate AIA of DesignGroup joins as the new associate director.

 Laurie Gunzelman, AIA

Laurie Gunzelman, AIA did not begin her career as an architect. Her design sensibility was established early with an education in Fine Arts. After living in England for three years and touring Europe, she became intrigued with the value of architecture. She returned and completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture at The Ohio State University at the age of 29. While receiving a Master of Architecture degree in 2002 from The Ohio State University, Ms. Gunzelman was honored with an AIA Medal of Merit. Always striving to be a leader in the profession, Ms. Gunzelman started her architecture studio in 2009. During this time, Gunzelman has served on the AIA Board of Directors, President of the OSU Alumni and is currently the Club President for the Greater Columbus Rowing Association. As a working principal with over 20 years of experience, Gunzelman engages her expertise on every level of design, detailing and managing of projects. Her leadership is translated in the studio which employs three architects. Her latest venture is the purchase of a building and overseeing a full renovation. Gunzelman will relocate her studio to this exciting new location upon its completion.

 Melissa Olson, AIA

With an interest in sustainability and teaming with clients in the public sector, Melissa‘s portfolio focuses heavily upon projects ranging from educational and civic to religious as well as commercial. Being a proactive and driven team player, she manages projects from schematic design through construction in order to achieve the best possible outcome for all involved.Melissa earned a Master of Architecture degree from The Ohio State University in 1995, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Cum Laude, also from Ohio State, in 1992. Melissa has served as secretary of the Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society. She is LEED Accredited, active in the local sustainability community, and is currently studying to be a WELL AP.

Joshua Hostetler, Assoc. AIA

Joshua is passionate about Architectural Technology and Building Information Modeling (BIM) and how, when used effectively, it can enhance communication and collaboration between all team members of the design process. He believes that when using innovative technology, it allows teams to find new and creative ways to design buildings that lead to better outcomes for the client and occupants. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Bowling Green State University where he studied Architecture. Joshua combines 6 years of BIM/Technology expertise with 5 years of design experience in all phases of projects from planning to construction documents. 

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