AIA Georgia Introduces the 2024 CKLDP Class


ATLANTA – January 5, 2024 – AIA Georgia is pleased to announce the 2024 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 2024 CKLDP class:

Richard Abbot, AIA | Corgan Associates, Inc
Joanna Bidani, RA | Self-Employed
Craig Dixon, AIA | The Beck Group
Olivia Freeze, AIA | Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Camila Hellebuyck, AIA | Gentler
Drew Hustedde, AIA | TreanorHL
Wanqi “KK” Loy, AIA | Nelson
Jalaal Malik, NOMA | Smith Dalia Architects
Daniela Marquez, Assoc. AIA | Gensler
Christina Owens, Assoc. AIA | HKS, Inc
Yikuan Peng | Goodwyn Mills Cawood
Jane Rodrigues, AIA | Dynamik Design
Paola Santiago, Assoc. AIA | Perkins&Will
Jonne Smith, AIA | Moody Nolan
Zach Souders, AIA | The Beck Group
Arti Verma, AIA | Dynamik Design


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