Activities and Student Organizations

Architecture is your passion, but not your only interest.

With over 600 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 campus life at USF, visit the USF Activities and Programs page.

Student Organizations Specific to SACD

American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS)

President: Maria Gomez
Vice President: Mira Tabbalat
Secretary: Ashley Pryde
Treasurer: Ankita Patel
Marketing Officer: Jose Gonzalez
Office Manager: Gabriel Chavez
Chief Event Coordinator: Marie Hart
Supporting Officers: Bessan Hassan, Kimberly Valle

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: Kimberly Nogueira
Vice President: William Cook
Secretary: Kayla Johnson
Treasurer: Danielle Bartoletta

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: Ariel Guanoluisa
Vice President: Alexander Giraldo
Secretary: Meg Zeigler

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: Danielle Barozinsky
Vice President: Nazia Hirani
Secretary: Aline Mar
Treasurer: Skylar Sorensen
Supporting Officer: Mira Tabbalat

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: Natalia Yanes
Vice President: Kimberly Rice
Secretary: Tyler Dobson
Treasurer: Ana Cheng
Supporting Officers: Ankita Patel, Ashley Pryde, Bessan Hassan

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): Cesar Reyes, Maria Gomez
Vice Presidents (Third Year Advisors): Kimberly Rice, Kimberly Valle

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.