University of South Florida

School of Architecture & Community Design

USF College of The Arts

Activities and Student Organizations

Architecture is your passion, but not your only interest.

With over 1,100 student organizations at the University of South Florida ranging from academic, professional, cultural, to service-oriented groups, take advantage and pursue your interests. Who knows, you might even discover a new one!

So many student organizations also means a myriad of campus activities for you to join, most of which are hosted at the Marshall Student Center. The primary gathering spot for students, experience how its design and architecture promotes community-building and strengthens your connection with USF. Make lifelong memories with lifetime friends.

Below is a list of student organizations specific to the USF School of Architecture & Community Design (SACD). To learn more about student life, programs, services, and programs at USF, visit the Student Life website

Student Organizations Specific to SACD

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

President: Hannah Murray 
Past President: Scott Gossen
Secretary: Austine Le
Treasurer: Logan Delsaulniers
Marketing Manager: Omar Cano Angulo
Chief Event Coordinator: Walker Wilson 
Supporting Officers: Evan Costello                                                                                    Representatives: Michael Stevenson,  Logan Delsaulniers, Alex Ou                                           Media Director: Caty Folh

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) provides information and resources on issues critical to architectural education. Working closely with SACD and the Tampa Bay chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the USF AIAS organizes school forums, lectures, workshops, tours, and social events. View the USF AIAS chapter on BullSync.


Construction Specifications Institute

President: Jessica Vanderlaan 
Secretary: Brandon Newton
Treasurer: Nayeli Cruz                                                                                                                Supporting Officers: Brianne de la Torre

The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) aims to advance building information management and education of project teams to improve performance. Affiliated with the Tampa Bay professional CSI chapter and the CSI national association, the USF CSI chapter provides opportunities for networking and receiving certifications in construction, such as Construction Documents Technology, Certified Construction Specifiers, and Certified Construction Product Representative. View the USF CSI chapter on BullSync.


U.S. Green Building Council

President: David Vasquez
Vice President: Troy Odell 
Secretary: Betha Byron                                                                                                                Treasurer: Jane Cadet 
Supporting Officer: Colby Morgan

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) strives to prepare a new generation of sustainability professionals. They emphasize the importance of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design in architecture. Guidance and information about USGBC educational resources and local volunteer opportunities are provided.


Architecture College Council

President: Aline Mar
Vice President: Skylar Sorensen 
Secretary: Jessica Vithayathil 
Treasurer: Hunter White 
Supporting Officer: Mark Ramon 

The Architecture College Council (ACC) distributes information to architecture students. ACC also acts as a communications liaison between the university community, SACD faculty, the USF Student Government, and the student body. Opportunities for networking with other architectural students and professionals are provided through school, university, community, state, and nationally organized events. View the USF ACC chapter on BullSync.


Student Women in Architecture

President: Austine Le
Vice President: Jessica Vithayathil 
Marketing Director: Audrey Scanlon
Treasurer: Caty Folh
Supporting Officers: Noura Sinan , Ana Cheng

Student Women in Architecture promotes the equality of all genders in the discipline and advocates for the strength and talent that women bring. The organization also hosts social events to build professional-student relationships within the architectural community. Young women interested in architecture have the opportunity to meet with professional women in the field. View the USF SWA chapter on BullSync.


AXP Advisors Committee

Presidents (Fourth Year Advisors): Audrey Scanlon, Allie Stefanick
Vice Presidents (Third Year Advisors): Leah Crowe, Jessica Vithayathil, Seth Fusell                          Second Year Advisors: Noura Sinan, Brianne de la Torre

The Architectural Experience Program (AXP) Advisors Committee focuses on guiding SACD students through the architecture licensing program. Information is provided on how to create an AXP account, what internship opportunities are available during the semester, and how to prepare for the architecture licensing exams. The committee also invites lecturers and alumni from local architectural firms to stay up-to-date with the requirements and guidelines for attaining licensure.