MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- Russell A. Davidson, managing principal and president of KG&D Architects in Mount Kisco was inaugurated as the 92nd President of the AIA during ceremonies held last month at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
He succeeds Elizabeth Chu Richter, 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 and 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.
“Now is the time to move from good to great and to fully realize the potential of one of our country’s oldest professional associations,” said Davidson at his inauguration. “In an election year we will leverage the attention paid to the future of America to point out that architects, along with our partners in the design and construction industry, not only designed the places that define American cities, towns and villages, but also are the leading edge of a major economic force.”