The Architects Foundation is thrilled to announce that Milan Jordan and Timothy Hawk, FAIA, have joined the organization’s board of directors in 2024.

With a background in architecture and a passion for nonprofit management, Milan’s career is the intersection of mission-driven work for built and cultural environments. Milan is currently the Director of the HOPE Crew at the National Trust for Historic Preservation. HOPE Crew is bringing Hands-On Preservation Experience to the next wave of preservation tradespeople. Under Milan’s leadership, the program has developed partnerships with all seven Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) with colleges of architecture. Expanding from traditional trades training, the program now also engages architecture students on documentation methods and technology that builds on architecture education and supports the preservation movement. Milan looks forward to continuing Katherine Malone-France’s bridge of preservation and architecture on the Architect’s Foundation board of directors.

Prior to joining the National Trust, Milan was Director of Workforce and Emerging Professionals at the American Institute of Architects where she developed programming and resources for early-career professionals as well as women architects. She served on the inaugural advisory committee for the 2023 AIA Women’s Leadership Summit and enjoys other civic leadership including the Traditional Trades Training Task Force and Preservation Priorities Task Force. Milan holds a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelors of Arts in American Studies from University of Maryland, College Park. In her spare time she is a Pilates instructor and enjoys tending to a large collection of indoor plants and exploring natural wonders.

Tim joins the Architects Foundation board after years of service as a national leader of the American Institute of Architects where he was the Treasurer, head of Government Advocacy, and a liaison to the architecture student organization, AIAS. Tim is a champion of design advocacy and has focused his career mentoring emerging professionals and students. He is both an architectural educator and a practice leader and looks to connect emerging talent to prosperity and opportunities for community connection. As an Architects Foundation board member, Tim will focus on expanding the mission and diversifying engagement.

Welcome, Milan and Tim!