Timothy Hawk, FAIA, Elected to AIA National Board

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Timothy Hawk, FAIA, has been elected by the AIA National Strategic Council to be part of the AIA National Board as an At-large Director. He will serve on the board 2019-2021.

Hawk is the President of WSA Studio in Columbus, Ohio. An AIA Ohio Gold Medal firm, WSA Studio seeks to create innovative spaces through design collaboration. The firm’s work features urban interventions, significant interior environments, and iconic built form.

Hawk attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, earning both his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture. While at Ohio State, he began his twenty-nine-year leadership role in the education of architecture students. He has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, The Ohio State University and is currently an adjunct professor of architecture at Columbus State.

Hawk’s design portfolio includes corporate and institutional facilities for The McGraw-Hill Companies, L Brands, Motorists Insurance, Grange Insurance, Ohio Mutual Insurance, State Auto Insurance, The Ohio State University, and Ohio University. He has also been a tireless advocate for the renovation and adaptation of historic structures throughout Ohio.

Hawk has been an active AIA leader on the local and national level. He was President of AIA Columbus (2009-2010), the Chair of the AIA National Advisory Group on Interior Architecture (2006-2009), and the AIA Columbus Honor Awards Committee Chair (2002-2005). As a community leader, Hawk has served as the President of the OSU Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society (2010-2011), the founding member of the Columbus Center for Architecture and Design, and Foundation Board Member (2010-2011). Currently, Hawk is the senior regional representative to the AIA Strategic Council

“Architecture is rooted in context. The specific place, time, people and resources always have an impact on the success of a project. The architect’s job is to find delight in the setting and infuse creativity into the solution.”

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