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Meet the New Board - Andrew Eckert, AIA Grand Rapids President

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AIA Grand Rapids
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Andrew Eckert, AIA, ALA, NCARB, LEED AP - Ghafari Associates
AIA Grand Rapids President
Andy holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University and a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Michigan. He has nearly 20 years of experience as an architect. Impressively, Andy worked full-time a majority of his college career.  Andy is currently the Manager of Architecture at the local office of Ghafari Associates. 

An active member of the architecture community, Andy is an AIA member, LEED-accredited professional, and licensed architect in the State of Michigan. He is also NCARB-certified and licensed in Florida, Texas, Kentucky, Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Indiana. 

 His resolution-based approach and attention to detail have earned the respect of the Grand Rapids Development Department.  He was invited to be part of an advisory council to recommend improvements in the process of how the city interacts with professionals in the building industry.  He also has been a part of the AIA intern mentorship program.

His passion for architecture and the City of Grand Rapids is evident in his projects that continue to transform the city. In his free time, Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, travelling, golfing, and skiing and is interested in motorcycles and classic cars.

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