SmithGroup President & CEO Carl Roehling appointed to serve on the AIA/AGC Joint Committee

Carl Roehling, FAIA, LEED AP BD+C, president & CEO of SmithGroup, has been appointed to serve on the Joint Committee of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

For decades, the AIA/AGC Joint Committee has provided a forum for the design and construction community to discuss important issues related to the construction industry. The committee's goal is to promote cooperation and develop tools that support a collaborative process.

"We are honored to have someone of Carl's prominence in the profession serving on the Joint Committee. His seasoned leadership and extensive project knowledge will undoubtedly enhance the work of the committee," said Thompson Penney, FAIA, co-chair of the AIA/AGC Joint Committee. Roehling’s appointment was made by 2014 AIA president Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA.

The AIA/AGC Joint Committee is composed of 10 AIA members and 10 AGC members, which come from small and large firms alike. Current focus topics of the committee include the benefits of early collaboration in the design and construction process, the cost of acquiring work and strengthening the voice of emerging professionals.

As president & CEO of SmithGroup, one of the nation’s largest architecture, engineering and planning firms, Roehling has remained an active leader of the profession. His 25+ years of involvement features numerous leadership positions with the AIA on both the national and chapter levels. He is the recipient of the prestigious Gold Medal Award -- the highest honor the organization can bestow on a member – by two AIA chapters: AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan. Roehling served on the Board of Directors of AIA’s national organization, as well as the American Architectural Foundation.

Roehling, also active in his local community, is on the Board of Directors and past-president of the Michigan Architectural Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Southeast Michigan YMCA.

About The American Institute of Architects

Founded in 1857, the nearly 83,000 members of the American Institute of Architects ( consistently work to create more valuable, healthy, secure and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public well-being. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards.

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