Robert Easter, NOMAC, FAIA – the founder and owner of KEi Architects as well as Chair of the Department of Architecture at Hampton University – has been appointed as our 2022 AIA Virginia President.
Read his recent address in the AIA Virginia Newsletter for January 2022.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude to the members of AIA Virginia for their trust in me (however misplaced) to lead this august body of elite professionals as we navigate the treacherous terrain of politics, economics, and life safety amidst a pandemic and social upheaval. ROBERT EASTER, NOMAC, FAIA AIA VIRGINIA PRESIDENT
Robert Easter, NOMAC, FAIA
Robert is the founding Principal of KEi Architects (formerly Kelso & Easter, Inc.) in Richmond, Virginia, and has over 40 years of professional experience in the industry. After receiving his education from Hampton University (Bachelor of Architecture) and Virginia Tech (Master of Architecture), Robert began his career in Baltimore, Maryland, where he worked with Ford & Associates, Inc. Following a four-year tour of duty in the US Army Corps of Engineers, Robert incorporated KEi Architects and opened their first office in 1987.
In 1991, Robert served as the fifteenth president of the National Organization of Minority Architects. In addition to this position, he has twice served as Director for the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects as well as chair of the City of Richmond Board of Code Appeals and as a board member of the Metropolitan Business League.
In 1999, he was called to pastor the First Nottoway Baptist Church in Crewe, Virginia. Robert is an ordained minister and has done extensive graduate studies at the Divinity School at Howard University.
After his retirement in 2001, he became Chair of Hampton University's Department of Architecture in 2008. And, most recently, he was appointed as the 2022 AIA Virginia President.
I’m afraid to say that the worst is behind us because that is so uncertain. What I do know is that we are in a new year with new possibilities, new aspirations, new hopes, and a new vision. ROBERT EASTER, NOMAC, FAIA AIA VIRGINIA PRESIDENT
Read Robert's full bios at AIA Virginia and Hampton University
Read the full AIA Virginia Newsletter for January 2022
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