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CAF Announces 2020 Board of Directors

New Haven, CT – The Connecticut Architecture Foundation (CAF) announced the appointment of new officers and members of its board of directors for 2020.

Stephanie Degen-Monroe


Stephanie Degen-Monroe, AIA, David Thompson Architects, New Haven, is the new CAF president. She has practiced as an architect in Connecticut, New Mexico, and California. Her experience has involved large scale civic work as well as small institutional projects.



Robert E. Swain, Jr.

Robert E. Swain, Jr., AIA LEED AP, Amenta Emma Architects, Hartford, joins the board as vice president. He serves as principal-in-charge for the firm’s academic studio and principal for its major civic work.

Nancy B. Clayton, AIA LEED GA, Pickard Chilton, New Haven, has been named secretary. She has more than 30 years of design experience on a broad range of corporate, academic, and cultural projects.

John P. Franzen, FAIA, J. P. Franzen Associates Architects, P.C., Fairfield, is the new CAF treasurer. He brings over 30 years of professional expertise to his post.

Jay M. Brotman, AIA, Svigals + Partners, remains on the board as past president.

Also joining the 2020 board of directors are Angela Cahill, AIA, QA+M Architects, Farmington;  and Ilona Prosol, P.E., LEED BD+C, BVH Integrated Services, P.C, Bloomfield.

Continuing to fulfill their term as directors of the board are Lauren Braren, AIA, JCJ Architecture; Tanya Cutolo, AIA, LEED AP, S/L/A/M Collaborative & Construction Services; Michael J. Crosbie, FAIA, University of Hartford; George Fellner, AIA, Fellner Architects, LLC; Robert Golde, FASLA, Towers|Golde LLC; Glenn R. Gollenberg, AIA, S/L/A/M Collaborative & Construction Services; Elizabeth (Tina) Greco, AIA, Perkins Eastman; Thomas M. Haskell, AIA, University of Connecticut; George E. McGoldrick, AIA, George E. McGoldrick, AIA, LLC; Peter J. Newman, Associate AIA, Newman Architects; Arthur L. Sanders, AIA, Hoffmann Architects; and Kermit D. Thompson, FAIA, DAS, State of Connecticut.

The Connecticut Architecture Foundation was established in 1978 by the Connecticut Society of Architects (now the American Institute of Architects Connecticut) as an independent 501c3 organization to raise and distribute funds to raise public awareness of, and expectations for, architecture and the built environment.

Over the last 40+ years, more than $500,000 in scholarships have been awarded to recipients. It is guided by a volunteer board of directors composed of architects and allied professionals.





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