2021 Slate for the AIA San Antonio Board of Directors

The Nominating Committee puts forward this Slate for the AIA San Antonio 2021 Board of Directors. The membership will be asked to vote at the Chapter Meeting on Monday, November 23, 2020. Voting is limited to professional members only.

2021 CHAPTER PRESIDENT (previously elected)

Adriana Swindle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Lake|Flato Architects

Adrianna is an Architect and Associate at Lake|Flato Architects. She is passionate about large scale commercial and civic projects that impact communities and the workplace. Prior to joining Lake|Flato, Adrianna was an architect at Perkins+Will.

Community involvement is a high priority for Adrianna. Through the years, she has held numerous leadership positions in San Antonio. From 2012 to 2014, she served as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee to the City of San Antonio Planning Commission. In 2014, Adrianna co-founded the AIA San Antonio Latinos in Architecture committee as an outreach for Hispanic involvement in the profession. The committee strives to impact future generations of architects and foster involvement in our professional community. In 2015 Adrianna first joined AIA San Antonio’s Board of Directors. In 2019 she was nominated President-Elect for the 2020 Board.

Adrianna began her architectural education at San Antonio College and transferred to the University of Texas at San Antonio to complete her Bachelor of Architecture. She completed her Master of Architecture at UTSA and was the AIA Henry Adams medal recipient of her graduating class. In 2017 Adrianna was recognized with the honor of Distinguished Alumni by UTSA College of Architecture, Construction and Planning.


Aline Yoldi, AIA, RID, LEED AP BD+C
B&A Architecture

Aline Yoldi is a Registered Architect, Registered Interior Designer and LEED Professional with close to 20 years of leadership and project management experience in a wide variety of projects such as Educational, Historical Preservation, Civic and County, Multi-Family and Private Residential among others. As an AIA member, she has served the AIA San Antonio Chapter in multiple capacities throughout the years:

  • Chair of Programs 2010-2013
  • Director, Board of Directors 2015-2016
  • Founder and Chair of Women in Architecture Network, 2015-current
  • Chair of Beaux-Arts Ball 2020 (Co-Chair in 2019)
  • Treasurer, Board of Directors 2020

As the 2021 President-Elect, Aline will assist the Chapter during these strenuous times by providing leadership and support to ensure the continued success and relevance of the institution. She has also pledged to prioritize the discourse on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion outlined on the AIA San Antonio Board Statement on Racial Justice.


James Lancaster, AIA, LFA, LEED BD+C
Overland Partners Architects

James is an Associate Principal with Overland Partners, a San Antonio, Texas firm providing architecture, planning, and urban design services in markets around the world. In the studio, James leads the development and strategic vision for Overland’s visitor experience studio, developing market strategies, and serving as a subject matter expert.

James celebrates the quality of all life through design leadership. Motivated by the potential of creating regenerative places, James approaches projects through the lens of creating harmony between the environment and the well-being of individuals and communities. His notable projects include the East Gateway Lodge and Visitor Center at Zion National Park, ChildSafe Harvey E. Najim Children & Family Center, Austin by Ellsworth Kelly, and The Color Inside – a James Turrell Skyspace at the University of Texas at Austin.

James received his Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University and received his Masters of Architecture from Virginia Tech University.


Lindsay Oppelt, AIA
Alamo Architects

Lindsay is an architect, knitter and aspiring backyard gardener.  She has spent the last eight years at Alamo Architects focused on community buildings and spaces, and embracing their deep roots in San Antonio through the design and construction process.  She is passionate about the roles that architects can play within our communities, and welcomes opportunities to volunteer, particularly in the education of young architects and through neighborhood engagement.  She is active in the AIA San Antonio chapter, and looks forward to continuing to help the AIA serve as a critical design resource within the San Antonio community.


Evan Morris, AIA
Lake|Flato Architects

Evan is engaged in exploring the most elemental qualities of architecture: space, material, light and the processes of time. As an architect at Lake Flato, his work focuses on domestic spaces, where individuals and families spend their most intimate moments. His commitment to thoughtful collaboration with clients, contractors, and makers have lead to artful homes that reflect a deep respect for the precious resources that make their realization possible. Evan received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Clemson University and a Masters of Architecture from Tulane University.

DIRECTOR (previously elected)

Mario Pena, AIA , AICP, CNUa 
Able City

Mario is a founding partner at Able City, an Architecture, Urbanism, and City Making firm. He is a certified planner and registered Architect, is accredited by the Congress of New Urbanism, and is a Certified Design Professional by the International Council of Shopping Centers. Mario and his partners focus on making people-centric, sustainable, walkable places, and on providing better access to opportunity for everyone. His diverse architectural and planning experience in the public and private sectors deepens his resolve to enable city makers and to implement community values through architecture and planning.

Mario is active civically. He is a founder of a Rotary Club for young professionals and the Laredo Section of The American Institute of Architects and has served as president for both.

Most recently, Mario and his partners were awarded the Planning Merit Award by the Congress of Urbanism for their work on the Comprehensive Plan for Laredo, Texas.

DIRECTOR (two-year term)

Elizabeth Hurd, AIA
RVK Architects

Elizabeth Hurd graduated cum laude, receiving her Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Texas at Arlington.  Since joining RVK in 1996, she has been providing experience in architectural design, interior architecture, and computer-aided design.  In April 2016 was promoted to Principal-Vice President, Architecture.

Liz is active in her community and is focused on increasing her role in public service.  She is a mentor to teenagers, encouraging higher education through her involvement in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Girl’s Inc., and the Girl Scouts of the Southwest Texas.  She was a participant in The Greater San Antonio and San Antonio Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Leadership San Antonio Class 33.   She enjoys serving as a volunteer in ACE Mentor Program and 2PLP.  Liz previously served as a Director on the AIA San Antonio’s Board in 2011 and 2012.

TxA DIRECTOR (two-year term)    

Adam Reed, AIA, LEED AP
Ford, Powell, & Carson 

Adam is the youngest Principal with Ford, Powell & Carson Architects & Planners, Inc. He received a Master of Architecture degree from the College of Architecture at Texas Tech University, where he graduated with honors and received his certificate in Community and Urban Development.

Adam served AIA San Antonio early in his career first as Associate Member Director and later as a Commissioner and President-Elect on the Board. In 2017, he served as the President of AIA San Antonio He has chaired and co-chaired several committees, and served two terms as Vice President for the Texas Society of Architects, where he was charged with advancing issues pertaining to Emerging Professionals, Practice & Recognition, and Professional Development.