Mortensen currently serves as the NAC Advocacy Director and previously served as the 2003 – 2004 President of the American Institute of Architecture Students. He holds Masters in Architecture, Urban Design, and Social Work from Washington University. His passion is the exploration of built environments that facilitate the creation of bridging social capitol and civic engagement. His professional aspirations are distinctly “alternative” and include teaching, research and socially-oriented practice.
Matthew Hart, April Trojniak, and Patrick Weber were elected as directors-at-large. Hart, the 2011 – 2012 South Atlantic Regional Associate Director, has been with IPG Architects in Valdosta, Georgia since 2005. He is currently engaged in the firm’s Education Studio and is project manager for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, The Technical College System of Georgia, and K-12 projects. Weber, the 2010-2011 Gulf States Regional Associate Director, has been in the Nashville office of Looney Ricks Kiss Architects for the past four years. He also serves as on the AIA Middle Tennessee Board of Directors as an Associate Director, assisting with the Emerging Professionals and Programs committees. Trojniak currently serves as the Central States Regional Associate Director.Mortensen, Hart, Trojniak, and Weber will join 2011 NAC Chair Ashley Clark and 2011 Associate Director William Turner to round out the 2012 NAC Executive Board.