The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors that is made up of architects and public sector members who represent the local building and development industry, local housing and social service non-profits, and arts organizations. Board members serve two-year terms.

While most programs are headed by volunteers, five staff members of the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects devote a portion of their work time to the Foundation in exchange for a modest management fee to the Chapter. The Foundation's affiliation with the Washington Chapter of the AIA affords it a pool of volunteer architects and other professionals who make its programming possible. In addition, public members of the Foundation frequently volunteer their skills and experience as needed.

2023 Board of Directors


Gina Volpicelli, AIA​


Jeffrey Kerr​
Vice Chair

Michael Armstrong

Todd Ray, FAIA

Mary Fitch, AICP, Hon. AIA

Executive Vice President

Board Members

Peter Cook, FAIA -
Marc Fairbrother, FAIA -
Katie Garrett -​
Suzanna Kelley, FAIA
Richard Reyes-Gavilan -
Joseph Sacco, AIA -
Sarah Wingo,



Mary Fitch, AICP, Hon. AIA

Executive Vice President

WAF Past Presidents