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  • Dear Fellow Georgia Custom Residential Architects,

    For many years Custom Residential Architects in Georgia, such as yourself, have been without:

    1- A strong voice to educate the public about the need of architects in all types of residential design

    2- A strong state network to help influence Georgia legislators in matters impacting specifically residential architects and their mostly small firms.

    3- A solid place for all Georgia residential architects to meet, fellowship, and share their love for the practice of Custom Residential Architecture

    In light of this, the 2018 AIA Georgia Board of Directors is creating an AIA Georgia Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) to provide the strong voice, state network, and place for Georgia Custom Residential Architects to exchange knowledge, resources, and positions on issues important to residential architecture.

    This state-level network will be an extension of the national AIA CRAN, accessed online at

    To get started, we need your help.

    Please join us in the AIA Georgia CRAN Interest Group. With this initial group of members, you will be at the forefront of a movement designed to encourage and celebrate the growth of local residential architects. We need your input and help in establishing the network and spreading the word among AIA members who focus on residential projects.

    I hope you will agree to join us and establish this network for architects in Georgia.

    Please stay tuned for an AIA GA CRAN Webinar that will be presented by Ryan Taylor, AIA.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Michael Tchouaffé, AIA

    AIA Georgia Board Secretary and AIA Georgia CRAN Chair


Michael Tchouaffe, AIA
AIAGA Exploratory Committee
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Gerry Cowart, FAIA
AIAGA Exploratory Committee
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Ryan Taylor, AIA
AIAGA Exploratory Committee
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