Keshika De Saram (B.D.A. ’14, M.Arch ’17) Elected President of AIAS
At the American Institute of Architecture Students’ (AIAS) annual FORUM conference, the Council of Presidents elected the 2017-18 board of directors. Among those elected was College of Design graduate student Keshika De Saram (B.D.A. ’14, M.Arch ’17) who will now serve a one-year term on the AIAS board of directors as the organization’s 61st president.
As president, De Saram will relocate to the AIAS national office in Washington D.C. and work as a full-time employee of the AIAS. Official duties for the newly elected board will start on July 1st, and De Saram will be sworn in during the AIAS 2017 Grassroots Leadership Conference. In the lead-up to the conference, De Saram will work closely with his predecessor to become familiar with his new role.
“I am so excited to get to serve as the next president, following a long line of amazing leaders who I have always looked up to. In the AIAS, we see what we can achieve when lots of unique voices work together. Let’s take the next year to come together and use our diverse perspectives to make a difference in the architecture profession,” said De Saram.
Photo courtesy of AIAS.