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AIA Media Relations Director resigns in wake of AIA/Trump controversy

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AIA Media Relations Director resigns in wake of AIA/Trump scandal. (Courtesy Jacob Creswick)
AIA Media Relations Director resigns in wake of AIA/Trump scandal. (Courtesy Jacob Creswick)

The AIA’s post-Presidential election controversy continues to grow.

The Architect’s Newspaper (AN) has learned that Scott Frank, the AIA’s Senior Director of Media Relations, has resigned in response to the AIA’s handling of the crisis. According to our sources, his resignation was due to the AIA’s severe mishandling of the situation. The AIA reportedly ignored Frank’s advice and, in his view, demonstrated a total lack of accountability.

AN will continue to report on this story as it evolves. See our previous coverage of architects voicing their outrage of the AIA’s pledge of cooperation with the incoming Trump administration, how one Baltimore architect resigned from the AIA in protest, and the second video apology of Robert Ivy, executive vice president and CEO of the AIA.

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