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2023 Board of Directors 


President: Mary Follenweider, AIA LEED AP

Mary is a member of the AIA National Strategic Council representing California, is a long time member of AIACA Advocacy Advisory Committee and is past AIACA Vice President of State Government Relations. She served as President of SJC Association of Engineers and Architects, Executive Vice-President of the International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers, Local 21, Chairperson of AIA Colorado State Government Affairs, President of AIA Santa Clara Valley.

Mary is licensed in California and Colorado.  She was Building Official for Boulder Colorado, Project Architect with several Colorado firms and Senior Architect with the City of San Jose, California. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado and a Bachelor of Science from DePaul University. 

Vice President:
Currently Vacant - If you are interested, contact AIAVC

Secretary: Francisco Behr, AIA LEED AP BD C

Francisco Behr is the President and Director of Design for the Award winning firm Behr Browers Architects Inc./BBA Architecture Inc. in Westlake Village, California. He has 40 years of planning and design experience in commercial, retail, and mixed use projects.  He was responsible for designing and entitling some of the largest and most significant projects in Ventura County such as the Seventh Day Adventist Specific Plan in Newbury Park, the 2800 acre mixed use “Canyons” Plan in Simi Valley and the 30 acre Westlake Plaza Center East Office complex in Westlake Village.

He enjoys participating in Urban Design charrettes. He was invited to be on multidisciplinary design charrette teams by the cities of New York, NY, Los Angeles, CA, Petersburg, VA, Kingsman, AZ, Helena, AK, Seattle, WA and many others. Francisco received a National Service Award from the American Institute of Architects for his pro- bono services in these workshops.  He is currently on the Design Review Board at the City of Agoura Hills and a Design Review consultant for the Dos Vientos Ranch neighborhood in Thousand Oaks. He has donated his time and resources to organizations such as the Alliance for the Arts, the Fitzgerald House, and most recently the Regional Arts Museum at the Civic Arts Plaza. He has been a Founders Circle Member in the Civic Arts Plaza’s Alliance for the Arts since 1993.

He has been on the Executive Board of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Francisco has been an instructor in U.C.L.A. Extension’s Landscape Architecture Program for the past 38 years.

He received his Bachelor of Architecture from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he graduated with highest honors, and received the Henry Adams Medal for outstanding Architecture graduate. Francisco is also a graduate of Glenn Murcutt’s Masters Class in Sidney Australia and obtained a Mid Career Certificate from Harvard University taught by Edward Larrabee Barnes.
Francisco has lived and worked in Ventura County for over 40 years.

Currently Vacant - If you are interested, contact AIAVC


AIA Architect Member Director: Mark Pettit, AIA

Mark Pettit graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree and a Bachelor of Architecture degree with an emphasis in Real Estate Development. Mark also studied in England and Europe during college. He started his career with firms on the East Coast before joining Lauterbach & Associates, Architects in 1986. Mark is an expert in local agency entitlement processing, and affordable and market-rate multi-family housing having worked on hundreds of low and mid-rise residential projects, master-planned communities, medical office buildings, corporate facilities, and other projects for local municipalities throughout Southern California. He is a member of the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards as well as serving on a number of city planning committees, affordable housing task forces, and other nonprofit boards and community organizations. Mark is a board member of both the Housing Trust Fund Ventura County and the Housing Land Trust Ventura County.

AIA California Delegate Director: Marc Whitman, AIA

Associate Director: Felipe Flores, Associate AIA

AIA Ventura College Student: David Delgado

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