Stuart Coppedge, a principal at RTA Architects in Colorado Springs, has been elected 2016 - 2017 national treasurer of the American Institute of Architects. The announcement was made at the 2015 AIA National Convention held in Atlanta from May 14 - 16.

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Stuart Coppedge

Coppedge’s AIA leadership began in 2005 when he served as AIA Colorado South president, then AIA Colorado treasurer, AIA Colorado president, and AIA Western Mountain Region secretary.

He then represented the six-state WMR from 2012-2014 as a member of the AIA national board of directors during a time of significant change, serving on the Finance and Audit Committee, as well as leading a select nationwide group focused on cultural transformation within the AIA.

“We, as the AIA, must embrace our critical role in the future of our profession, balancing bold vision with fiscal responsibility,” Coppedge said to AIA convention delegates. “I believe I can bring great value by working closely with other elected leadership, CACE, and our great staff to devise and implement strategies that address our organization’s current and future needs, and align our monetary policies with our members’ priorities.”

Coppedge is also on the board of directors of the Atlas Preparatory Academy, serves as an Advisory Board member of the Downtown Partnership of Colorado Springs, and was appointed in 2014 by the Colorado Springs City Council to a three-year term on the Downtown Review Board.