SOURCE: The American Institute of Architects California Council

The American Institute of Architects California Council

December 16, 2009 18:00 ET

Nicholas Docous, AIA, Named American Institute of Architects, California Council President, the Country's Largest Component of the National AIA Organization

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2009) - The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC) elected Nicholas Docous, AIA, as the new incoming, 2010 president for The AIACC, the nation's largest state architectural organization representing more than 11,000 members.

Docous received a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Design from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1980, and went on to earn Master's Degrees in Architecture and Business Administration at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1985. Licensed in Arizona, Nevada and California, Docous is currently a principal at Lionakis, a multi-discipline architectural/engineering firm, headquartered in Sacramento.

Docous' involvement with The AIA began in 1988. Since then he has served The AIA in several capacities including President of The AIA Central Valley Chapter, AIACC Director, and Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs to name a few. Docous states, "I believe we become architects because we want to make a difference. As members of The AIACC we have the responsibility -- and opportunity -- to define the issues that shape our profession and the public we serve." The AIACC congratulates Docous on his many accomplishments, and looks forward to his leadership as The AIACC President for 2010.

The AIACC represents the interests of more than 11,000 architects and allied professionals in California. Founded in 1944, The AIACC's mission supports architects in their endeavors to improve the quality of life for all Californians by creating more livable communities, sustainable designs and quality work environments. Today, The AIACC is the largest component of the national AIA organization. For more information, visit

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