Steve Jernigan ‘81 Appointed to Florida’s Board of Architecture and Interior Design
CADC alum Steve Jernigan, FAIA (B.S. Env. Design ‘80, B. Arch. ‘81) was appointed to the Florida Board of Architecture and Interior Design by Gov. Rick Scott for a four-year term beginning January 2018. A former president of AIA Florida and AIA National Board member, he also is a member of the CADC Executive Board.
“It’s a great honor to be appointed as a regulator of our profession,” says Jernigan. “I’m looking forward to this new opportunity … and to hopefully help facilitate the path to licensure for the talented graduates we are fortunate to have in Florida, especially the ones from Auburn!”
Jernigan is a managing partner and co-founder of Bay Design Associates Architects, PL, in Pensacola, Florida, a firm that specializes in the design of educational, health care, commercial and office facilities. A licensed architect in five states, Jernigan is also a licensed interior designer and Special Inspector in Florida. He is a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) with specialty training in sustainable design and construction.
Jernigan has been a leader and political advocate at the local, state and national level, protecting the practice of architecture. In addition to being a past-president of the AIA Florida and representing the Florida/Caribbean Region on the AIA’s national board of directors, Jernigan chaired ArchiPAC, the only federal political action committee for architects in the U.S. He received the AIA’s “Outstanding Individual Contribution in Governmental Affairs” in 2011, the same year he was elected to the AIA College of Fellows for his nationally recognized service to the profession. Jernigan serves as the AIA appointee to the NAAB Visiting Teams for the 2015–2018 term and was awarded the Gold Medal by AIA Florida in 2015, the highest honor that AIA Florida can award to one of its members.