SC Chapter Board of Directors Announces New Leaders for 2015
Douglas Rackley the SC Chapter Chair for 2015 is a LEED AP BD+C and project architect with DP3 Architects in Greenville, SC. Where he is an architect in the Community Studio and manages a diverse portfolio of urban projects. Douglas promotes sustainable best practices throughout his work and has presented at sustainability conferences. He earned his undergraduate degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and his Master of Architecture degree from Clemson University. He is a member of American Institute of Architects, AIA Greenville, the American Rainwater Catchment Association and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Douglas is an alumnus of Leadership Greenville Class XXV and served on the USGBC SC Upstate Branch Steering Committee. He was SC Chapter Vice Chair in 2014.
Greg Soyka, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Associate Principal, LS3P (Charleston office) has been elected Vice Chair for 2015 and will become Chair in 2016. Greg’s 30+ years’ experience has evolved around energy-efficient envelope design and systems integration on a wide variety of medium to large scale project types including healthcare, R&D, commercial office, and multi-family housing. Greg pursued environmental interests while earning a BA from the University of Vermont in 1981 which transitioned to an interest in design which led to a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1984. Greg spent the first half of his career working with prominent Chicago architecture firms and joined LS3P in 1999 where he serves as Office Operations and Finance Manager in addition to his project leadership roles. Greg is a member of the American Institute of Architects and chaired the SC Chapter of the AIA/AGC Joint Cooperative Committee from 2007 to 2014.
Joe Manganelli has been elected Treasurer. Joe is a designer and researcher at Fluor Corporation working on the design of industrial facilities. Prior to joining Fluor, he was a researcher at Clemson University focused on human-technology interactions and performance. Before entering the research community, Joe had seven years of building industry experience, mostly on K-12, higher ed, and industrial facilities project types. Joe holds a PhD in Planning, Design, and the Built Environment from Clemson University and a BArch and Bachelor of Arts (Spanish) from Auburn University. Joe is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, a LEED AP BD+C, and a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
Rick Huffman has been re-elected Secretary. He was founder and former president of the South Carolina Native Plant Society. He received the 2003 Environmental Educator of the Year Award from the Environmental Educators Association of South Carolina. He received the 2007 Governor’s Award for Environmental Awareness. In 2010, Rick received Upstate Forever’s Volunteer of the Year Award.
The SC Chapter has several standing committees. George Druyos and Justin “Hootie” Solesbee have been elected as the new Fund Raising Co-Chairs. Michael Criss, LEED AP remains as Advocacy Chair. Dan Gerst remains as Communications Chair, Sarah Hodge remains as Membership Chair, Eleni Glekas remains as Education Chair, and Mary Pat Crozier remains as SERC Rep.