Meet AIA New Jersey At-Large Trustee, LoriAnne Jones, AIA

March 11, 2024

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Meet AIA New Jersey At-Large Trustee, LoriAnne Jones, AIA

Throughout her architectural career, LoriAnne has gravitated towards meaningful leadership roles.

From her days in architecture school at NJIT, to her ongoing involvement in the organizations she supports, she balances professional practice with professional service.

LoriAnne has a passion for mentoring and currently serves as a board member for the ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey. As a mentor and team leader for over 10 years, she has been fortunate to see many of her ACE students enter college, successfully join the profession, and continue to mentor others.

For the last six years, LoriAnne has worked as a Senior Project Manager at DIGroupArchitecture, an MBE firm focused on “Architecture for Change.” Throughout her career, she has worked on a range of project types including K‐12, Higher Education, and Healthcare, with a special focus on Community Health Centers.

After earning her license, LoriAnne returned to school and completed her MBA with a double concentration in Strategy, Leadership and Entrepreneurship. Her final coursework included the development of a conceptual “Career Explorer” platform. A project aimed at giving students virtual opportunities to discover and learn about careers like architecture.

LoriAnne has continued to grow into new areas of engagement through her involvement in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). As 2020/2021 President for AIA Central New Jersey, she has been able to support her local section and has taken the stage on the state level with her involvement in programs like AIANJ’s Diversity in Architecture Series. She is currently on the board of AIA CNJ and an At
Large Trustee for AIA New Jersey. 

For LoriAnne, architecture is a family affair that began with her grandmother who started as a draftswoman and later ran an architecture firm in Georgetown, Guyana. Carrying on this tradition, she has been fortunate to work on many community‐based design projects alongside her father’s management consultancy firm. In addition, LoriAnne is a mother of two, raising an 8‐year‐old and a 3‐year‐old with her husband. She is proud to say that both of her children already share a love of building and design.

Leadership Positions
• At Large Trustee, AIA New Jersey
• Past President and ongoing Board Member, AIA Central New Jersey
• Board Member, Team Leader, and Mentor, ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey

Professional Positions
• Senior Project Manager, DIGroupArchitecture, LLC
• Past Associate; Project Manager, Fletcher Thompson Architecture Engineering, LLC

• 2023 Class, BD+C 40 Under 40
• 2022 Inductee, John P. Stevens High School Hall of Honor
• 2020 Young Architect of the Year, AIA New Jersey
• 2015 Honoree, ACE Mentor Program of New Jersey
• 2006 Recipient, Presidential Leadership Award, New Jersey Institute of Technology


• Guest, What’s Going On? Eyes on Africa and the Caribbean Podcast
• Panelist, AIA New Jersey ‐ Diversity in Architecture Series
• Speaker, John P. Stevens High School ‐ ACE Mentor Program, Technology Career Days
• Reader, AIA New Jersey ‐ Storytime

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