St. Louis Construction News & Review (CNR)

News | 01/03/2011

Karl Grice Heads St. Louis AIA

Karl Grice, AIA, principal and founder of Grice Group Architects was installed as 2011 president of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. He is the first African American to serve as president of the St. Louis Chapter.

Karl GriceGrice is supported by the following officers and directors: President-Elect, Todd Jacobs of Christner, Inc.; Treasurer, Fred Goebel of HOK, Inc.; Secretary Dustin Bopp of Bopp Architecture, Past President Paul Duell; Director Gina Hilberry of Cohen Hilberry Architects; Director Mike Hein of Jacobs; Director Lynn Grossman of Cannon Design; Director David Kehm of Wm. B. Ittner Architects, Inc.; and Associate Director Kelly Duepner of Christner, Inc.

Grice is a native St. Louisan, having graduated from Sumner High School before earning his undergraduate degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis in 1974. Mr. Grice also earned a Master of Architecture and a Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis in 1976.

He has a legacy of service to the community and to the profession, having held leadership on the following boards: Missouri Board of Registration for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Landscape Architects; Landmarks Association; St. Louis Heritage and Urban Design Commission and the St. Louis Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects.

The American Institute of Architects is the professional organization of architects, whose mission is to promote excellence and safety in the built environment and contribute to the professional growth and development of the architect.