Laura Wheaton, AIA


Laura Wheaton, AIA, LEED AP BD+C is an associate with Ayers Saint Gross where she serves as a project manager for campus planning initiatives.

She is an architect and planner experienced at coordinating cross-disciplinary efforts and building consensus among diverse stakeholders. Laura’s involvement with AIA started in Chicago, where she participated in the inaugural year of the AIA Chicago Bridge Program and helped found the Community Interface Committee. She co-led the Chicago Chapter of Architecture for Humanity from 2011-2012. Since moving to Baltimore, Laura became involved with AIA Baltimore CivicLAB, the AIA Baltimore Urban Design Committee, and the AIA New Urban Agenda Task Force. She spent six years managing the Baltimore Community Design Works program at the Neighborhood Design Center and contributed to the criteria for the Social Equity Design Award, which debuted as a joint initiative in 2018. Laura holds a Bachelor of Architecture summa cum laude from Virginia Tech.

Board members

Scott A. McGovern, AIA


Laura Wheaton, AIA


Martina Reilly, AIA


Ryan Jordan Pfarr, AIA


Melanie Ray, AIA


Madhuri Subramaniam, AIA


Lee Hyden, AIA

Allied Member Shadow Liaison

Malindi Lankatilleke


Lori Lessem, AIA

Allied Liason

Gustavo Tover


Trey Shamer, AIA

AIAS Liason

Dulcey Nettey, NOMAS, Morgan State University

Bmore NOMA Liaison

Calvin McCargo, Jr. NCARB, NOMA, AIA


Martin Marren, AIA

Associate Director

Samuel Lynch, Assoc. AIA

AIAS Liaison

Fatoumata Thiero

Fellows Liaison

Edward M. Hord, FAIA, LEED AP BD + C

Executive Director

[To Be Announced]