Architects Foundation Announces 2021 Board of Directors

Two former NOMA presidents and two-time scholar among new board and leadership.

Washington, D.C. – The Architects Foundation, the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects, today announced two new members of its Board of Directors. Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, and Vaughn Lewis, Assoc. AIA, will serve on the board from 2021 to 2023.

Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, is the immediate past president (2019-2020) of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and a 2020 AIA Young Architects Award recipient. Dowdell is also the director of business development for HOK’s Chicago office.

Vaughn Lewis, Assoc. AIA, NOMA, is a past recipient of the 2019 Architects Foundation/McAslan Fellowship and the 2015 AIA/AF Diversity Scholarship. Lewis is also a junior designer at MBB Architects in New York.

“Kim and Vaughn join a board of leaders who are eager to support the next generation of architects through national programs and partnerships,” said 2021-2022 Architects Foundation President R. Steven Lewis, FAIA, NOMA. “We are enthusiastic that they will help the Foundation expand and solidify its community.”

A complete list of directors can be reviewed online.