American Institute of Architecture Students - Kennesaw State University
AIAS - KSU
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About

Leadership. Design. Service.

About AIAS-KSU

Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students has been the voice of students to the educational system and the profession of architecture and design in North America and beyond. The association helps to build interest and enrich the educational experience of students (of all ages) and others in architecture and design. 

OUR MISSION

To promote excellence in architecture education, training and practice. We celebrate our membership in several ways. Members of the AIAS have the opportunity to have their work published in Crit, Journal of the AIAS the only international journal devoted to the work and critical thoughts of architecture students.

To foster an appreciation of architecture and related disciplines. We host an annual convention, FORUM, which provides students with the opportunity to learn about the issues facing architectural education and the profession, to meet students and professionals with common interests, and to interact with some of todays leading architects and designers.

To enrich communities in a spirit of collaboration. Through the Freedom by Design program, we are organizing our members to be good citizens in their communities.

To organize students and combine their efforts to advance the art and science of architecture. We serve as the sole student voice in the decision making process of such organizations as The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

 

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Meet our Board Members for 2018-2019

 
 
Nelly

President

Nelly Mehrjerdian

From working at the prestigious Lee, Wooden & Ziegler LLP to opening her own practice in 2001, Angeline has represented Arts & Entertainment clients large and small for nearly 20 years. She made headlines in 2010 when she secured the “Kingston Woman” rights to songwriter Helen Jones and continues to provide the same dedication to all her clients. Practicing since the first internet boom, Angeline has hands-on experience with how technology affects the creative industry. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Angeline’s sixth sense.

 

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - Vice President (2017-2018)

Ceritfications

• New York, Tennessee, California

 
 

 
 
Ana

Vice President

Ana Giron

Spencer focuses on the various facets of law that revolve around digital media and technology, whether that’s securing patents and trademarks for wearable tech or negotiating distribution agreements for the now prolific AZL App. Prior to co-founding Harris Ingram, he managed the tech startup accounts for Lee, Wooden & Ziegler LLP. Spencer has represented and advised entrepreneurs on best legal practices for their business for over 15 years.

 

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - Administrative Vice President (2017-2018)

Certifications

• New York, Illinois, California

 
 

 
 
Michelle

Administrative Vice President

Michelle Nguyen

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - Foundraising Coordinator (2017-2018)

Cerifications

• New York, California

 
 

 
 
caleb

Financial Vice President

Caleb Lawrence

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - Financial Vice President (2017-2019)

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 
janel

fundraising coordinator

Janel MacDonald

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - President (2017-2018)

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 

Jssf coordinater

Diana Gil

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - Financial Vice President (2017-2019)
• APX - Professional Committee (2017-2019), Fundraising Committee (2017-2018)

Cerifications

• New York, California

 
 

 
 
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design Foundations Coordinator

David Trinidad

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS -

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2021

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 
Christine

Professional Program coordinator

Christine Vu

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - Design Foundations Coordinator (2017-2018)
• NOMAS -

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 
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Public Relations

Anthony Yan

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Activities & Affiliations

• AIAS - Public Relations Chair (2018-2019)
• APX - Parlimantarian Committee (2017-2019)

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 

Membership Coordinator

Asbiel Samaniego

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Activities & Affiliations

•AIAS - Design Foundations Coordinator (2017-2018)

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 

Aia Liason/International Affairs

Rourke Brakeville

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

 

Activities & Affiliations

•AIAS -
•APX - Professional Committee Chair (2018-2019), Scholarship/Awards Committee (2018-2019), Social Committee (2017-2018), Athletic Committee (2017-2018)

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2021

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995

 
 

 
 
Hala

Social Media Coordinator

Hala Alfalih

Isabel got her start working under Hugo Walters, Esq., director of the ABC Fashion Institute. She specializes in all things related to fashion law, whether that’s securing a trademark for a logo design or helping clients work through federal textile laws. Before joining Harris Ingram, she was an associate at fine arts practice Veronica Chin, PLLC. Isabel also represents fine artists, galleries, appraisers, and more on art litigation matters.

Activities & Affiliations

•AIAS -

Cerifications

• New York, California

Education

KENNESAW STATE UNIVERSITY
Architecture, 2020

WORLD UNIVERSITY
B.A., Economics, 1995