May 15, 2017 by Aaron McCauley, Anna Anklin, Ashlan Jones, Black Spectacles, Caleb R. Munson, Cameron Kayne, Carlos Sotelo, Claire Natola, Clayton R. Daher, Elizabeth Seidel, Gabrielle Herbosa, Jenn Elder, Jenny Nguyen, Jeremy Gentile, Kimberly Tuttle, Marcos Cruz Ortiz, Mariah Tobin, Morgan Stahl, Natalie Neumann, NCARB, Nick Serfass, Rachel Law, Sarah Curry, Sarah Wahlgren

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is pleased to welcome Timothy C. Hawk, FAIA, to its incoming 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Hawk is the President of WSA Studio in Columbus, Ohio. The firm’s work features urban interventions, significant interior environments, and iconic built form.

Hawk’s design portfolio includes corporate and institutional facilities for The McGraw-Hill Companies, L Brands, Motorists Insurance, Grange 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.

AIAS President Sarah Wahlgren, Assoc. AIA, said, “Tim will be an invaluable member of our board. His energy and enthusiasm for advocacy in the profession will bring the AIAS great insight into where the profession stands and how we can play a role in its future.”

Hawk has been an active AIA leader on the local and national level. Due to his current involvement on the AIA Strategic Council (2016-2018), he will be able to keep the AIAS informed of with issues the profession is facing. He was President of AIA Columbus (2009-2010) and the Chair of the AIA National Advisory Group on Interior Architecture (2006-2009). As a community leader, Hawk has served as the President of the OSU Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society (2010-2011), and was the founding member of the Columbus Center for Architecture and Foundation Board Member (2010-2011).

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-five-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 will be officially sworn into his role of AIA Liaison, alongside the 2017-2018 National Board, this summer at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference, held annually in July in Washington, DC. Hawk will be serving a 3-year term, following the legacy of 2015-2017 AIA Liaison, Steve Vogel, FAIA.