Irvin Pearce, AIA, Assumes Leadership of AIA North Carolina

Irvin Pearce, AIA

March 7, 2012 (Raleigh, NC) – Irvin Pearce, AIA, a founding principal of the Raleigh, NC, architecture firm Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, has been elected president of the North Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA NC) for the year 2012.

Pearce has been active in the AIA NC chapter and other design community initiatives for several years. He was president of the AIA Triangle Section of AIA NC (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill) in 2008, having previously served as a board member, secretary, and treasurer. He received a 2008 AIA Triangle Section President’s Award in recognition of his efforts on behalf of the profession.

From 2010-11, Pearce served as a board member of North Carolina GreenPower, the first statewide green energy program in the nation supported by all the state’s utilities. From 2008 to today, he has served as Co-Chair of the Design and Construction Committee for AIA NC’s new Center for Architecture and Design headquarters building, which was recently completed in downtown Raleigh.

A graduate of North Carolina State University’s College of Design, Pearce was principal in charge on several projects for the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh, including renovations to Memorial Auditorium and design and construction of the Fletcher Opera Theater and Meymandi Concert Hall. Irv’s involvement was a key contribution towards making Meymandi Concert Hall such a resounding acoustical success.

As AIA NC’s president, Pearce acts as leader for and has general supervision over the affairs of the chapter. He is responsible for building consensus among the membership over relevant issues and acting as a liaison between AIA North Carolina, AIA South Atlantic Region, and AIA National.

“I will use all available resources of AIA North Carolina, including the recently completed Center for Architecture and Design, to advocate for the profession of architecture and each and every architect’s ability to design and help build a better and more sustainable North Carolina,” Pearce said.

The American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architecture profession and has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. The AIA NC chapter includes seven sections across the state. For more information, visit www.aianc.org.

For more information on Irv Pearce, visit www.pbclarchitecture.com.

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