STACY A. BOURNE, FAIA
Stacy A. Bourne, FAIA is a diversified entrepreneur, owning a copy center and practicing architecture. She is committed to enhancing experiences for others through design and believes in an inclusive, collaborative team approach, bring all the participants together and determine the true underlying values.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Stacy has been a US Virgin Islands resident since June 1990. She holds a Bachelor of Architecture, Master of Architecture and Master of Architecture and Urban Design degrees from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. After acquiring her license from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in 1994, she opened her own architectural firm, Innovations by Design. She subsequently attained and maintains licenses to practice architecture in Georgia in 2000 and Missouri in 2005.
Stacy also participates in a host of organizations to improve her community and profession. She received the Richard Upjohn Medal in December 2011 for her serve on the Nation Board of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), representing approximately 4,000 architects in the Florida/Caribbean Region. She chaired the AIA Board Diversity Council, participated on the AIA Secretary’s Advisory Committee, coordinated the National AIA for Haiti efforts, fostered the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit and organized many convention events, among numerous other initiatives. She has become a passionate spokesperson for advancing Diversity and Inclusion opportunities for under represented groups in the profession and building relationships with other organizations. She served 4 terms as AIA Virgin Islands President, is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and the Federation of Caribbean Association of Architects (FCAA), thru the AIA Virgin Islands Chapter.
In February 2012, Stacy was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. She receives her medal in May at the AIA National Convention in Washington DC.
Stacy also serves her local community. She is the 2016 - 2018 president of the Virgin Islands Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and 2016 - 2019 President of the Board for Dial-A-Ride Virgin Islands, providing transporation for persons with disabilities and special needs. Stacy provides volunteer and in-kind services to charitable non profit groups and churches. She was a volunteer teacher of architecture to the students at Charlotte Amalie High School for the Spring 2011 Session and often lectures or participates in panel discussions for the University of the Virgin Islands, Small Business Development Center and student groups.
Stacy continually seeks to improve her skill sets, embarks on continuing education, fostering collaborative environments and charting a course to accomplish her goals.