American Institute of Architect Names New Policy Director

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DETROIT — The American Institute of Architects Michigan has named Dennis King as public policy director as a consultant to the organization.

King is no stranger to AIA Michigan, having served in every executive chair position at both AIA Michigan and AIA Detroit during his decades of volunteering with the organizations. In addition to being president of AIA Detroit in 1984 and president of AIA Michigan in 2007, King has also received the Gold Medal award, the highest honor of a chapter or component, from both AIA Detroit and AIA Michigan and was elevated to AIA Fellowship in 1992. He also serves on the Michigan Architectural Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

In addition to his service to the AIA and the architectural community at large, King brings an impressive professional portfolio to the table. His prominent career at Harley Ellis Devereaux began in 1979 and spanned 34 years including leadership of both project management and business development, ultimately serving as Chairman and CEO of the organization from 1991 through 2010.  During his tenure, the firm grew from its historic single office in Detroit to its current national design firm recognition with five locations across three States. He led the company to AIA Michigan Firm of the Year honors in 2000, and was also elected a member of the Engineering Society of Detroit’s College of Fellows.

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