AIA Georgia Introduces the 2023 CKLDP Class


ATLANTA – January 3, 2023 – AIA Georgia is pleased to announce the 2023 class of Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program (CKLDP). This competitive program aims to train and inspire the next generation of leaders in architecture through a series of eight sessions focused on such topics as political engagement, civic leadership and community engagement, business development, professional practice and equity, diversity and inclusion. Please join us in welcoming the 2023 CKLDP class:

Gulcin Becerik, AIA | Beck Group
Sean Flaharty, AIA | Square Feet Studio
Jessica Gardenhire, AIA | Consultant
Jennifer Hamilton | Niles Bolton Associates
Jennifer Hsiaw, RA | Smith Dalia Architects
Jennifer Kilpatrick, AIA | Gensler
William Margulis, Assoc. AIA | LS3P
Stephanie Martin-Goodwin, AIA | BRR Architecture
Sara McMullen, Assoc. AIA | BRR Architecture
Chloe Newton, Assoc. AIA | HOK
James Pirch, AIA | Creative Interface Architecture and Interiors
Chantal Safi, AIA | Gensler
Marissa Swanson, Assoc. AIA | Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Zachery Terry, AIA | Consultant
Katherine Uhrin, AIA | Niles Bolton Associates
Sydney Vatalaro, AIA | Rule Joy Trammell + Rubio

About Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program

Christopher Kelley, AIA was an active member of the Washington, D.C. architectural community. He was a respected leader within the Institute as well as within Gensler’s Washington office. Through his volunteer efforts, he participated and contributed to initiatives and programs centered on supporting emerging professionals. In 2010, Christopher was honored with the AIA Young Architects Award for which the jury stated, “Christopher has proven himself a young leader within and around the AIA, a real example for other young professionals.” After his sudden passing in 2012, this program was created by the D.C. AIA chapter to continue his legacy of leadership and activism. Learn more about the Christopher Kelley Leadership Program at