AIA Asheville Leadership

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  • Emily Coleman-Wolf  President    Emily Coleman-Wolf, AIA, LEED AP BC+D is a project architect with Novus Architects. She is a registered architect in North Carolina and is NCARB Certified. Emily graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture from Roger Williams University in Bristol RI and has a wide variety of work experience ranging from residential and small commercial to larger institutional and healthcare projects.¬†Emily is passionate about sustainable design and served as a board member of the Western North Carolina Green Building Council from 2005 to 2010. She is now an Ambassador to the Living Building Challenge Program and a member of the Asheville Collaborative. She loves living in Asheville and enjoys spending time hiking in the mountains.
  • Carrie McLauchlan  President-Elect   
  • Myles Alexander  Past-President    Myles is the founding principal of Form & Function Architecture, a firm that focuses on designing both fiscally and environmentally responsible architecture for public and private clients. Growing up in rural Six Mile, SC, Myles learned the skills of welding, fabrication, design and construction from his father who owned a structural steel erection company; even taking over the operations of the family business during his summer breaks. Myles received his Bachelor of Science in Design in 2001 and his Master of Architecture in 2005 from Clemson University, moving to Asheville with his family shortly after.
  • Margaret Chandler  Chair- COTE Committee    Margaret Chandler is an architect at Samsel Architects. While earning her degrees at Clemson University, she had the amazing experience of studying architecture in Genoa, Italy. After graduation, she began her architecture career at a firm in Charleston, SC. She has lived in a treehouse off the grid while working at a sustainable design nonprofit in Austin, TX, and worked as a professional seamstress. In addition to the AIA AVL Executive Committee, Margaret¬†currently serves on the WNC Green Building Council Board of Directors.