2022 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, October 25, 2021. Voting is limited to professional members only.
2022 CHAPTER PRESIDENT (previously elected)
Aline Yoldi, AIA, RID, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Born in Paris, France and raised in New York City and Mexico City, Aline Yoldi moved to San Antonio after graduating with honors from her Bachelor of Architecture from Universidad Anahuac in Mexico. She is a Registered Architect, Registered Interior Designer, LEED AP and EDAC Certified professional with close to 20 years of leadership and project management experience in a wide variety of projects such as Historic Preservation, Civic, Housing, Educational K-12, Higher-Education and Private Residential. Aline works at B&A Architects as Project Manager in charge of Senior Living, Multi-Family, Retail and Hospitality projects among others. In 2015, while serving as AIA Board Director, Aline founded the Women In Architecture Network to support, empower and promote women in the profession. In 2017, Aline was named “Master Builder” by the Freemason Grand Lodge of Texas. She is the first woman to receive this recognition in the Lodge’s 180-year history (Lodge founded in 1837).
As an AIA member, Aline has served the AIA San Antonio Chapter in multiple capacities throughout the years:
- President-Elect, Board of Directors 2021
- Treasurer, Board of Directors 2020
- Chair of Beaux-Arts Ball 2021 (Co-Chair in 2019-2020)
- Founder and Chair of Women in Architecture Network, 2015-current
- Director, Board of Directors 2015-2016
- Chair of Programs 2010-2013
As the 2022 President, 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 in the AIA San Antonio Board Statement on Racial Justice and continue supporting women, minorities and younger generations coming into the profession.
Elizabeth Hurd, AIA
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.
Chris Minnich, AIA RID LEED AP
Turner | Ramirez Architects
Chris first joined Turner Ramirez Architects in 2008 as an onsite project manager. He is now the Vice President of TRA and Managing Principal of the newly opened San Antonio office. He has focused extensively on construction administration, client coordination, and consultant management. He directs master planning and design processes within the TRA office. His hobbies include music, traveling, and enjoying the Hill Country.
Chris was Treasurer with AIA Corpus Christi Board before transitioning to San Antonio.
Lindsay Oppelt, AIA
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.
Luis Ahumada, Assoc. AIA
Luis Ahumada, Assoc. AIA has more than 13 years of experience in project management and technical direction, as well as quality oversight. He is currently a Project Manager with PBK Architect and has a broad range of experience in various practice areas along with an in-depth ability to synthesize design ideas, interior architecture, technology, and planning. Luis has completed projects for numerous Texas public school districts and has directed elementary schools, junior high schools, and high school projects.
Luis recently completed a 5 year run as a committee member and Chair of the AIA San Antonio Latinos in Architecture Network from 2018 – 2020. Currently he is an ACE Mentor at Construction Careers Academy and a member for A4LE.
DIRECTOR (2-Year Term)
Andi Rodriguez, Assoc. AIA
Centro San Antonio
Andi is a long-time urban champion and leads Centro ‘people projects’ which tell our stories and bring us joy, such as Centro’s Art Everywhere and Zona Cultural.
Serving on the Leadership Council of Urban Land Institute, she is a former city Planning Commissioner, SA Business Journal Columnist 2005-2020, Founding Chair of the Hemisfair Conservancy, Co-founder of Power of Preservation/PROM, former Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and 2019 Chair of Leadership San Antonio.
Andi considers herself a servant leader; she has an MS in Architecture/Urban Planning, and enjoys advocating for the unifying power of art, history, and public space.
DIRECTOR (1-year term)
Xavier Cantu, AIA
An experienced and successful architect with strong expertise in healthcare design, Xavier Cantu has a career that stretches over 16+ years. With 10+ years of operational and project management experience, his track record includes a long list of projects that were on-schedule and on-budget. He brings a high level of healthcare design management with a project history that stretches over 90 built projects. His portfolio represent work at dozens of hospital systems nationwide, and over 300 million in total construction cost.
Xavier has been Chair of the AIA San Antonio Healthcare Knowledge Group since 2019.
TxA DIRECTOR (1-year term)
Adrianna Swindle, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
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.
In 2019 she was nominated AIA San Antonio 2020 President-Elect and is now completing her term as Chapter President.