Architecture Student Council (ASC)

Mission Statement: By advocating for the academic, social, and resource needs of its constituents, the Architecture School Council aims to provide the best possible experience for all undergraduate architecture students.

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Group Officers

President– Spencer Derthick

Social Media and Graphic Design Chair -Ange Long

Inter-organization Rep -Austin Tsailin

Membership Chair-Eric Kim

Membership Chair-Morgan Davies

Activities Coordinator-Malcolm Neel

Professional Development Chair and Sophomore Rep-Sophie Roberts

Treasurer and VP Public Relations-Spencer Derthick

VP Community Engagement-Ricardo Alvarado

Class Representatives:

            Freshmen- Kaden Chaudhary, Nate Nelson, Natalie Hall

            Sophomore-Sophie Roberts, Austin Tsailin, Ange Long

            Junior- Spencer Derthick

            Senior- Anne Whitsel

Group Faculty Advisor- Pablo Moyano

Art Council

 Mission Statement: Art Council promotes artwork on and off campus, organizing events to showcase student and faculty work as well as serving as a bridge between art students and Sam Fox faculty and administrators. We support dialogue and communication between main campus and the art school, between architects and artists, and between different majors and years. Students from all school are welcome.

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Group Officers

 Co-President– Claire Hoffman

Co-President– Mia Harris, and

Treasurer– Logan Krohn.

 Group Faculty Advisor-Becca Leffell Koren

Fun Fact: Our current project is designing a publication that documents how WashU student artists are adapting their work and finding ways to create in a very restricted environment; incorporating interviews with artists, examples of current projects, and behind-the-scene style photography.

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)

Mission Statement: As the Washington University in St. Louis chapter of AIGA national, we strive to foster the design community on campus by providing social, educational (skill-learning), and professional opportunities to students passionate about design and illustration. We also act as a resource for campus at large by offering workshops, design services, and student-designed goods. Our goal is to connect WashU student designers and illustrators to each other, main campus, and the larger national design community.


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Group Officers

Co-President-Rachel Zemser

Co-President– Cheryl Kao

Vice President– Leslie Liu

Vice President– Ashley Zhu

PR Chair– Kennedy Morganfield

Group Faculty Advisor-Jonathan Hanahan

APX Alpha Rho Chi

The National Professional Fraternity Architecture and Allied Arts

Mission Statement: Our organization unites men and women for the purpose of fellowship and lifelong friendships and our mutual interest in professional development. This is exemplified by the fraternity’s motto: Fidelitas, Amor et Artes or “Fidelity and Love of the Arts.” The Philon chapter at Washington University in St. Louis seeks to provide a supportive community for students at the Sam Fox School, and allow opportunities to connect with alumni, faculty and professionals with similar backgrounds in design. Although our members and alumni mainly study and practice within the architecture field, we welcome students across all disciplines including, but not limited to, communication design, engineering, and business etc. We are committed to striving for excellence in our service to all of those who have a stake in Alpha Rho Chi’s success: our profession, universities, volunteers, members, and society.

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Group Officers:

Worthy Architect (President)Catelyn Prater

Worthy Associate Architect (Vice president) – Colin Hope

Worthy Scribe (Secretary) – Sabrina Urban

Worthy Estimator (Treasurer) – Andrew Storch

Group Faculty Advisor-Jonathan Stitelman

Fun Facts: Alpha Rho Chi currently has 32 collegiate chapters and 21 alumni associations divided into eleven regions.

Alpha Rho Chi has honored seven architects with the title of Master Architect. They are: Nathan C. Ricker, Cass Gilbert, Eliel Saarinen, John Wellborn Root, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, R. Buckminster Fuller, and I. M. Pei.

Sam Fox School Black Students Network (SFSBSN)

Mission Statement: SFS Black Student Network at Washington University in St. Louis is a student-led organization dedicated to uplifting and supporting the creative voices and experiences of Black students on campus and beyond with social and professional community, as well as providing resources to support students. We facilitate a space to further explore the experience of being a designer and/or artist on campus and in our global community.

Group Officers:

President – Sparkle Whitaker

Treasurer – Allana Thomson

Publicity Chair – Madison Dugar

Fun Fact: Sam Fox School Black Students Network launched during the COVID-19 pandemic and has been supporting students entirely virtual since Fall 2020.

Women in Architecture and Design (WIAD)

Mission Statement:  WIAD focuses on advocating for diversity in the Design and Architecture fields. Our group is a great way to start discussions about things that need to change in the Design fields, and a wonderful networking opportunity that allows you to learn directly from faculty, firms and each other. Specifically, our objectives are:

  • To inform young women, students, faculty, administration and the public in general of the qualifications and achievements of women architects and designers and the opportunities open to them.
  • Aid Architecture and Design students in professional development at all levels through the organization of lectures, networking and mentorship within the field of architecture and design.
  • Increase equality and raise awareness of bias and inclusion within the Sam Fox school.
  • Act as an intermediary between Architecture and Design students and the Sam Fox administration to promote an environment of equality and respect within the Sam Fox school.
  • To encourage women Architecture and Design students to attain high levels of educational and professional achievement.

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Group Officers

Co-Chair-Olga Sobkiv

Co-Chair-Andriana Levytsky

Vice President-Caroline Denk

Social Media Chair-Emily Rupright

Treasurer-Anna Zheng

Event Chair-Leslie Liu

Event Chair-Cat Prater

Social Media Chair-Susana Cruz

Group Faculty Advisor– Alexandria Mei, Kelley Murphy

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