For Jon Astolfi, volunteering has been a way to follow his interests and support causes he is passionate about.
Volunteering has always been naturally integrated into my life in association with my personal pursuits. Outside of the opportunities I’ve gained from the AAA, it has rewarded me with other special designations.
Jon’s professional experience has allowed him to consider multiple perspectives in his work with the AAA.
From an early age I was immersed in the family construction business where my passion for creative and meaningful design directed me towards a career in architecture. After 15 years employed in a professional environment, I then spent six years within an owner/developer/operator corporate setting. I believe this unique and all-encompassing stakeholder experience for the built environment provides valuable insight as we serve society in a crucial way.
This is particularly important in Jon’s role as an interviewer for the Registration Committee which ensures that new registered architects and licensed interior designers have the full range of experience necessary to practice on their own. Jon enjoys the opportunity to guide new professionals along the road to registration or licensure.
Spending time with colleagues and enthusiastic individuals eager to move forward in their young professional careers is always special.
Jon thinks that it is important to note that his unique experience isn’t a prerequisite for volunteering for the AAA.
There are many aspects to the organization and corresponding opportunities to match one's skillset.
You can view Jon’s professional work on his firm’s website: jagform.com.
If you are interested in volunteering with the AAA, please send your CV and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.