We are proud to announce our client Russell A. Davidson, Managing Principal & President of KG+D in Mount Kisco, N.Y. was inaugurated as the 92nd President of the American Institute of Architects. The ceremony was held in December at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. He succeeds the 91st President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, in representing nearly 88,000 AIA members.

Davidson has held a multitude of elected positions within the AIA including serving as president of AIA Westchester + Hudson Valley in 1999 and president of AIA New York State in 2007. He joined the AIA National Board in 2009 and served as AIA vice president from 2012-2013. Throughout his national leadership tenure, Davidson has maintained a special focus on government and public advocacy for architects and architecture.

The AIA consistently works to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, and communities. Through nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA advocates for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing. Members adhere to a code of ethics and conduct to ensure the highest professional standards. The AIA provides members with tools and resources to assist them in their careers and business as well as engaging civic and government leaders and the public to find solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world.

About Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects, PC:
Kaeyer, Garment & Davidson Architects, PC (KG+D) has been in business for more than 70 years, and has a long history of providing superior service to public and private clients in the Lower Hudson Valley Region. KG+D specializes in the planning, design and construction of quality educational, community, residential, religious and municipal facilities. KG+D’s integrated approach to planning new and renovated buildings is unique. The KG+D team actively listens to the owner’s vision and needs, closely evaluates existing spaces and programs, and looks at the unique context of every project. Their design approach incorporates sustainable design elements to the extent that is appropriate for each specific client and site. Through effective listening, imaginative solutions and well-built projects, they seek to create a legacy of happy clients and excellent projects. For more information, please visit: http://kgdarchitects.com/.