The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), elected Nicholas Docous, AIA, as the new incoming, 2010 president for the AIACC, the nation's largest state architectural organization.
Docous, received a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Design, from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1980, and went on to earn Masters Degrees in Architecture and Business Administration, at the University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign in 1985.
Licensed in Arizona, Nevada and California, Docous is currently a principal at Lionakis, a multi-discipline architectural / engineering firm, headquartered in Sacramento.
Docous' involvement with The AIA began in 1988. Since then he has served the AIA in several capacities including President of the AIA Central Valley Chapter, AIACC Director, and Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs to name a few.
"I believe we become architects because we want to make a difference," said Docous.
"As members of The AIACC we have the responsibility - and opportunity - to define the issues that shape our profession and the public we serve."