ACM Hosts Chesapeake Bay AIA Annual Meeting

American Cedar & Millwork is happy to have hosted the AIA Chesapeake Bay annual chapter meeting and holiday social at our Millersville showroom where they announced their new 2022 Board of Directors and Chapter Award recipients.   Congratulations to the award winners as well as the new board members.

Organized by American Cedar & Millwork’s Architectural Specialist, Rich Jones, in conjunction with the AIA Chesapeake Bay, the annual meeting consisted of their distinguished AIA architects as well as other members.  A post of AIA Chesapeake Bay Chapter recap is following.   Thanks to the AIA Chesapeake Bay for the opportunity to host your great organization!




AIA CBC kicked off the winter holiday season by holding the Annual Meeting (in person!)  on December 9, 2021. Architects, Associate Architects and Allied members of AIA CBC came together at the American Cedar & Millworks beautiful showroom in Millersville, MD. Many thanks to Rich Jones and his ACM colleagues for providing such a warm and welcoming environment for our annual meeting. You made us feel so special!

In addition to enjoying a delicious spread of food and beverages, attendees gathered to elect the 2022 Board Officers and Directors as well as review the year’s accomplishments. We would like to extend a very special “Thank You” to our 2021 Board of Directors as well as our outgoing President, Kevin Utz, for his dedication and efforts in getting our Chapter through a pandemic in 2020 and in making 2021 a great recovery year! Our entire slate of Directors work tirelessly to advocate on our behalf and for that we are so very grateful.

We are excited to welcome our 2022 Chapter Officers & Directors -

Kelly Valin, AIA, Charles Paul Goebel Architects - President and AIA MD Alternate Representative
Eric Hofmann, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD & C, LFA, Fitwell Ambassador  Hammond Wilson - Vice-President/President-Elect/1 Yr. AIA MD Representative
Marta Hansen, AIA,  Hansen Architects - Treasurer
Ben Dealy, AIA, Becker Morgan Group - Secretary
Matthew Ormsby, AIA, LEED AP  Moseley Architects - 2019 Past President 

Architect Directors
Barbara Sweeney Halpern, AIA - Wiedemann Architects 
Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP - Barton Ross & Partners, LLC; 2 Yr. AIA MD Elected Representative
Michael Ryan, AIA, NCARB, CCCA, CCS, CSI - Anne Arundel Community College
Emerging Professional 
Kelsey Segraves, Assoc. AIA - Becker Morgan Group
Allied Directors
Meredith Hillyer - Lynbrook of Annapolis, Inc.     
Paul Knupp, Esq. -  Lee/Shoemaker PLLC
John (Jack) Wood - Baker Ingram & Associates
Honorary Director
Lon Overton, AIA - Overton Design Group, LLC
The evening also included the recognition of some very special members in appreciation for their support of the organization and the work they are doing in the industry. We would like to applaud and congratulate the following individuals…
Service Award 
Kelly Valin, AIA - Charles Paul Goebel Architects
Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP - Barton Ross & Partners, LLC
Michael Ryan, AIA, NCARB, CCCA, CCS, CSI - Anne Arundel Community College

Emerging Professional 
Kelsey Segraves, Assoc. AIA - Becker Morgan Group 

Allied Member of the Year
Paul Knupp, Esq. - Lee/Shoemaker PLLC

Architect of the Year
Marta Hansen, AIA -  Hansen Architects

Architectural Firm of the Year
Becker Morgan Group

Contractor of the Year
Lane Engineering

Partner of the Year
Bayview Builders

Certificates of Recognition
Kevin Shertz, AIA - Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. 
Rich Jones - American Cedar & Millwork

President’s Award
Kevin Utz, AIA - formerly with Becker Morgan Group