AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design welcome Amy Ress as the organization’s new Deputy Director and are delighted to have her join the leadership team.
Formerly the Executive Director of AIA Silicon Valley, Ress has held roles as the Program Director of Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge and the Director of the internationally recognized 1+ program at Public Architecture. Her professional history bridges design and the arts through her work in Architecture and Design at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and additional board service at Pro Arts gallery in Oakland, California College of the Art’s Center for Art and Public Life, and the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries.
“Amy brings a passion for architecture and extensive institutional knowledge to her role as Deputy Director of AIA San Francisco,” said Stacy Williams, AIA San Francisco, Executive Director. “Amy’s commitment to design in the Bay Area will strengthen partnerships, alliances, and the chapter’s presence within the community.”
Ress brings a wealth of experience developing programs that share the value of architecture and the built environment on improving quality of life.
As AIASF and the Center prepare for their relocation in early 2021, Ress states, “The move to our new headquarters is an incredible opportunity to expand the reach of our public programming and to build stronger community relationships. In this exciting transitional year, I’m especially eager to work closely with my new colleagues, board of directors, members, and the community towards our successful grand opening.”