AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS (AIA). Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects since 1857. AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource for members in service to society. I have been an AIA member since 1991. The primary benefit of membership is continuing education. Membership requires that I attain 18 hours of continuing education each calendar year. Additional benefits include advocacy, information, and community.

AIA MAINE is a state component of the American Institute of Architects and supports architects and architecture through leadership, advocacy, fellowship, and design excellence. I have been an AIA Maine member since 1991 having served as its president 2005-2006. In 2006, I was a co-founder of the AIA Maine Committee On The Environment (COTE). In 2015, I represented AIA Maine as invited participant in the Northern New England AIA Committee On The Environment Leadership Summit.

NORTHEAST SUSTAINABLE ENERGY ASSOCIATION (NESEA) is the region’s leading membership organization promoting sustainable energy practices in the built environment. As professionals in the fields of renewable energy and building, members embrace whole systems thinking as the path to sustainability. I am a longstanding member and regularly attend NESEA’s BuildingEnergy conference in Boston, the premier gathering for sustainable design, green building, and renewable energy professionals in the Northeast. 

2030 CHALLENGE. john gordon | architect is an adopter of the Architecture 2030 Challenge whose mission is for all new buildings, developments and major renovations to be carbon neutral by the year 2030. 

COLLEGE OF THE ATLANTIC (COA). In 1994-95, I was the project manager (while working with another firm) for a new dormitory project on campus. In the years since, I have been an occasional guest lecturer. Since January 2015, I have been a Visiting Faculty member teaching courses in architectural design and sustainable design.