October 2016 Chapter Leader of the Month: Cameron KayneGeorgia Institute of Technology
Cameron Kayne is the President of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s AIAS Chapter. He is currently in his third year of study for his B.S. in Architecture. When he’s not down in the trenches of his studio work, he enjoys gymnastics, martial arts, soccer, ping pong, having spirited philosophical/moral debates with his friends, and taking leisurely drives through Midtown Atlanta. Cameron is also a current member of the AIAS Advocacy Task Force, hoping to improve the conditions of the academic and professional realms of architecture.
Elizabeth Widaski serves as the Advocacy Task Force Chair. “Cameron is full of innovative ideas to advance AIAS and architecture as a whole. He exhibits great leadership in the way he presents himself and speaks his mind as a member of the Advocacy Task Force,” said Widaski.
During his service as President to the Georgia Tech chapter, Cameron has stressed the necessity for face-to-face interaction among his members, as well as the other students in the School of Architecture and the professional community. He has spent most of Membership Month personally visiting and speaking to the leadership of multiple firms in Atlanta about fundraising and cooperative opportunities.
South Quad Director Jenn Elder said Cameron has done an incredible job connecting his chapter within the community. “He has developed exciting opportunities with several firms in the city by coordinating a chance for his members to not only receive funding from firms, but also take tours and have informal portfolio crits. I’m so looking forward to seeing the impact that Cameron is able to make in Atlanta and the relationships he will continue to forge for the AIAS,” said Jenn.
Cameron is also overseeing the launch of Tech’s Freedom By Design chapter, which has already produced an installation for PARK[ing] Day this past September, and is currently partnered with an architecture and structural engineering firm for CANstruction this November. He attributes much of the success of Georgia Tech AIAS to the hard work and tenacity of his fellow executive board members.