Asian American Architect Engineers Association

2018 AAa/e President’s Message

The Asian American Architects and Engineers (AAa/e) Association continues to serve as a platform to empower professionals in the built environment and I am honored to be serving as President this year. I would like to thank past Board of Directors, Advisory Council, Past President’s Council, members, and supporters of our organization for their contributions that have sustained the AAa/e for over 40 years. I am committed to establish partnerships and initiatives that will provide new opportunities for professional and personal growth of our members and continue engagement with those in the AEC industry.

AAa/e adopted a Strategic Plan in 2014 as a road map for the future. This year we reviewed the strategic objectives to evaluate our progress and confirm initiatives that will continue to ensure our financial strength, target new strategic growth opportunities and be the Professional Association of choice for Asian Americans and other professionals involved in the built environment.

I believe that continued growth of the AAa/e will be through the engagement of emerging professionals and empowering the leaders of tomorrow. We will focus on activities including establishing an Emerging Professional Network, Mentorship and Internship Programs, and collaborative arrangements with other AEC professional associations. These activities will focus us on the following areas of the Strategic Plan:

  1. Promote the highest levels of professional development amongst AAa/e members
  2. Provide effective networking opportunities for members to build strong professional relationships in the AEC industry
  3. Optimize outreach opportunities from major government agencies
  4. Maximize member involvement in leadership roles

If you are not a member, I encourage you to join us as we continue to grow. If you are already a member, please become active in one our committees to continue your personal and professional growth. As I have found, I’m sure you will find it a rewarding experience and an opportunity to expand your own network. Please express your interest by contacting us at I look forward to collaborating with you.



Keith Kajiya

2018 President

Asian American Architects & Engineers Association


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