The Continental Europe Chapter of the American Institute of Architects was founded in Paris in 1994. Achieving remarkable growth and vitality in its early years, the chapter continues to attract members from Western and Eastern Europe, and other places around the world.

Today, with nearly 250 members spread across thirty countries, the chapter’s geographic diversity has proven its greatest strength, giving rise to its acclaimed International Conference Series.

Every six months, chapter members come together for The AIA Europe International Conference and Chapter Meeting, each time in and about a different European city. With support from the AIA Europe Board of Directors, the three to four ­day conferences are organized by member architects residing in the conference city or country. 

AIA Europe is a dynamic community of design and building professionals, all with an international perspective in practice. Half of our members are US trained architects either living or working in Europe while the others are European architects with professional, academic or personal interests in the Unites States. 

Through additional joint activities with the five other chapters of AIA’s International Region, AIA Europe connects members further to the more than 2,400 professionals belonging to AIA Middle East, AIA Hong Kong, AIA Japan, AIA Shanhai and AIA UK. 


Our Members


The Board of Directors

AIA Europe 2016 Board of Directors

  • President, Nóra Demeter, Int'l. Assoc. AIA
  • First Vice-President/President elect, Tiffany Melançon, Int'l. Assoc. AIA, SIA
  • Vice-President, Carsten Hanssen, Int'l. Assoc. AIA
  • Secretary, Olesya Yefimov, Assoc. AIA
  • Treasurer, Sandra J Zettersten AIA, Dipl.-Ing.
  • France, Ray Spano AIA
  • Germany, Gabriela Caicedo, Assoc. AIA
  • Italy, Gregg Brodarick, Assoc. AIA
  • Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Stefan Bieri Int'l Assoc. AIA
  • Northern Europe, Les Jordan AIA
  • Southern Europe, Yael Kinsky FAIA
  • Eastern Europe, Bardhyl Rama AIA

Committee Chairs

  • Communications, Thomas Vonier FAIA, RIBA
  • Continuing Education, Marc DiDomenico AIA
  • Sponsorship (Corporate Partners), Sandra J Zettersten AIA, Dipl.-Ing.
  • Fellowship/Honorary, Alan Schwartzman FAIA
  • International, Giancarlo Alhadeff FAIA
  • Membership (Vice President), Giancarlo Alhadeff FAIA
  • Nominations (Immediate Past-President), Bertrand Coldefy, Int'l. Assoc. AIA
  • Awards and Scholarships, Tiffany Melançon, Int'l. Assoc. AIA, SIA
  • Parliamentarian, Alan Schwartzman FAIA