Past-President Kevin M. Holland and Active Member Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice Join AIA Board of Directors

Kevin Holland, 2015
President Kevin Holland addressing NOMA at the 2015 Conference in New Orleans

Mid-June the AIA announced the newly elected members of its Board of Directors. Two of the three positions will be occupied by NOMA members: Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice FAIA and Kevin M. Holland, FAIA.

Emily A. Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, elected 2022 First Vice President/2023 President-elect

Grandstaff-Rice has held a variety of leadership positions at AIA National. In 2017, she was was elected to serve as the 2018-2020 at-large director. She also chaired the Equity and Future of Architecture Committee from 2017-2020 and the Equity in Architecture Commission from 2015-2016. In 2014, she was President of the Boston Society of Architects. Grandstaff-Rice is a senior associate at Arrowstreet in Boston. Her design work has spanned academic, hospitality, institutional, and commercial projects. She has a Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master of Liberal Arts in Educational Technology from Harvard University.

Kevin M. Holland, FAIA, elected 2022-2024 At-large Director

Holland has supported AIA National, AIA Los Angeles, and the National Association of Minority Architects (NOMA) in a number of capacities. Since 2020, he has been the Secretary for the AIA Los Angeles Board of Directors. He has also served as a member of AIA National’s Government Advocacy Committee from 2016-2018. Additionally, Holland has served on NOMA’s Board of Directors as the Immediate Past National President from 2017-2018; 1st Vice President/President-elect from 2013-2014. He was also NOMA’s Midwest Region Board of Directors Vice President from 2009-2012.  Holland is the managing principle of k.michael architects, LLC, in Los Angeles. He is committed to providing quality design to all income spectrums. Holland received his Bachelor of Science Architecture from The University of Virginia and Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan.