News Room

January 28, 2019

Trustees (left to right): JESS SOWARDS, AIA, Past President, AIA Palm Beach; DAVID ERIK CHASE, AIA, President, AIA Palm Beach Foundation for Architecture, Inc.; VICKI SODERLUND, AIA, Past President, AIA Palm Beach; TIERY BOYKIN, AIA, President, AIA Palm Beach; and CYNTHIA SPRAY, AIA, Past President, AIA Palm Beach

On December 19, 2018, the AIA Palm Beach Foundation for Architecture, Inc. held its first annual meeting at the Palm Beach Yacht Club.  In attendance were the six trustees:  David E. Chase, AIA, Foundation President; Tiery Boykin, AIA, President, AIA Palm Beach; Jess Sowards, AIA, Past President, AIA Palm Beach; Vicki Soderlund, AIA, Past President, AIA Palm Beach; and Cynthia Spray, AIA, Past President, AIA Palm Beach. The 2018 first-year accomplishments were highlighted by awarding three architectural student scholarships and the formation of a “Legacy 2022 Committee,” co-chaired by AIA Palm Beach Chapter Past Presidents Vicki Soderlund and Cynthia Spray. The committee will work to facilitate a Palm Beach Architectural Center in 2022 to house a multi-purpose building that will serve as both a public resource (hosting art/architecture/sculpture/etc. events, exhibitions, and lectures) as well as a permanent venue for AIA Palm Beach Chapter and Foundation meetings and events.

June 11, 2018

(W. Palm Beach, FL – June 9, 2018) — David Erik Chase, AIA, President of Chase A+EP, pc, presented the topic, “Why Are Architects Targets of Opportunity?” to AIA Palm Beach’s Small Firms Roundtable on June 9, 2018 in City Place, West Palm Beach, FL.  In his discussion, Mr. Chase identified threats and practice management tools which can be used to minimize liability in the all too frequently encountered architectural forensic practice risks that architects engage in their professional endeavors.

A licensed architect for more than 50 years in 21 states, Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, and Architectural Expert Witness, with more than 80 representations, engaged in the attendee discussions at the end of his presentation, doubling the length of time dedicated to his scheduled appearance.

To learn more about Mr. Chase’s opinions and insights, refer to his blog at: For more information about David Erik Chase, AIA, or to schedule an appearance, go to:

March 1, 2017

Joyce Owens, AIA, RIBA, President, AIA Florida presents David Erik Chase, AIA, with the 2016 Citizen Architect Award.

(PALM BEACH, FL) – AIA Florida recently announced its recipients of the 2016 AIA Florida Citizen Architect award, and named David E. Chase of West Palm Beach, Florida as one of six Florida architects to be honored.  AIA Florida “recognizes those who have contributed to their communities through service on not-for-profit boards, governmental offices or boards, design charrettes or any other effort that demonstrates the leadership of the architect as a citizen in the community.”

Licensed to practice architecture in 21 states, Mr. Chase is an experienced construction forensic expert witness, mediator, and arbitrator with over 60 case assignments. He has been responsible for approximately $1 billion of constructed projects as designer, interior designer, specifier, project manager, architect-of-record and / or principal-in-charge.

In addition to being a member of more than a dozen professional organizations, he has served on numerous boards of directors, and currently serves as a member of the Palm Beach County Building Code Advisory Board. His years of public service played an integral role in being selected by AIA Florida as a 2016 Citizen Architect. “…AIA Florida is actively seeking to identify and recognize those members who in their daily lives are playing an important part in shaping the world through their leadership.”

For more information about David E. Chase click here.