Lanny McIntosh Appointed to The American Institute of Architects Board of Directors

Tulsa, Okla. – October 23, 2012 – Delegates to The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Central States Region have appointed Lanny McIntosh, AIA, LEED AP, to the national Board of Directors of the AIA. McIntosh will serve on the board from the close of the 2012 annual meeting of the Board of Directors until the close of the 2015 annual meeting. McIntosh will join Wendy Ornelas, FAIA, Kansas State University, in serving as Central States Regional Director for the Central States Region, which is comprised of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

“Lanny is a great addition to the AIA National Board of Directors. He brings a unique perspective and depth of experience and ideas,” said Bradley Gaskins, AIA, CASp, President of AIA Oklahoma and Principal at The McIntosh Group. “Having worked with Lanny for 12 years, I know his commitment to continual improvement will be an asset to AIA and our region.”

McIntosh has more than 30 years experience in architecture and for the past 14 years has led The McIntosh Group. After graduating from the University of Arkansas, McIntosh got his start in practice working for a leading historic preservation firm in Little Rock, Ark. From that time forward, he has maintained a leadership role in his community, college and profession. McIntosh’s long standing involvement in the community is evident, having served as chairman and director of Preservation Tulsa, president of the University of Arkansas School of Architecture Advisory Board, director and president of AIA Eastern Oklahoma and director of AIA Oklahoma. McIntosh also co-founded the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and currently serves on its advisory council.

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