Jason Winters, AIA, LEED BD+C, holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University. He also holds a Master of Liberal Arts degree from Johns Hopkins University. Jason has over eighteen years of professional practice in architecture encompassing a wide range of project types including institutional, commercial, residential, and sacred.
As a member of the AIA, Jason is heavily involved with the organization at the chapter, state, and national level. He served on the board of the AIA Chesapeake Bay Chapter starting in 2004 and was acting chapter president in 2008. Jason has been serving on the AIA Maryland board since 2009 and most recently served as state component president and Chair of the Maryland Architects PAC Committee in 2014. At the national level, he is part of the AIA National Board Advocacy Committee and the AIA National Education Committee.
Jason combines professional practice with a significant connection to architectural education and professional development. He teaches architectural curriculum part-time as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland and Anne Arundel Community College. He is also a board member of the ACE Annapolis Chapter and an active participant in the local mentor program.
Jon Penndorf, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Associate, project manager and sustainability leader in Perkins+Will’s Washington, DC office. He is involved in the management and design of a variety of project types, from focused interior renovations to energy management across a full real estate portfolio. He is a current member of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Advisory Group. Jon is a recipient of the AIA’s 2012 Young Architect Award, the 2012 president of the AIA’s DC chapter, and the 2014 chair of the AIA’s Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee. He also served as the Young Architects Forum Regional Director from 2008 to 2010. With over 15 years of professional experience, Jon is engaged in many areas of the architecture community including community leadership, writing, and education.
Wayne W. Broadfield, III, AIA, LEED GA
Young Architect Regional Director, Middle Atlantic
Betsy Nolen, Assoc. AIA
NAC Mid-Atlantic Regional Associate Director
Betsy believes that, above all, forming bonds with others and having a community mindset is essential to the progression of our field as a whole.
Betsy holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master of Architecture from the University of Maryland. She completed her graduate program in 2015 and shortly after began her professional career in DC as an Architectural Designer at Beyer Blinder Belle. Later that year, she became involved with AIA|DC’s Emerging Architects Committee and immediately joined a team to organize and plan the Architecture Uncensored series.
She has continued a research passion, which began in graduate school, on the side of her professional career, presenting her ideas in a speech entitled “Architecture Without Vision” to various audiences. Among others, this included a presentation at the Salk Institute in La Jolla, CA at the biennial Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture Conference in 2016. Betsy believes strongly in the power and impact of meaningful design.