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1988 Speaker - Mr. Ted P. Pappas

President, American Institute of Architects

Mr. Ted P. Pappas is best known for his long-standing affiliation with the American Institute of Architects. An architect for nearly forty years, Pappas is a Florida native and a graduate of Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina, where he has received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. His firm, which merged with JSA in 1999, has received multiple design awards for their work on sundry public buildings, including:

  • Beaches Library
  • Epping Forest Yacht Club
  • Mary Singleton Senior Citizen Center
  • National Greek Orthodox Shrine, St. Augustine
  • St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church
  • Webb Library

In recognition of his skill in his profession, Pappas has received several honors, such as:

  • Local, state, and national presidencies within the American Institute of Architects
  • Chancellor of the AIA College of Fellows (2006)
  • Recipient of the Florida AIA Gold Medal for Leadership and Service to the Profession

Pappas is highly involved as a member of St. John the Divine Greek Orthodox Church, where he has served as parish council president. He is also an Archon in the Order of St. Andrew, an individual honored by the Ecumenical Patriarch for his service to the local Church as well as for his leadership within the Orthodox community as a whole.

Pappas’ firm has undertaken several projects within the Jacksonville community, including churches, schools, office buildings, and country clubs. Pappas himself is not only active in the world of architecture, but has also chaired several boards community-wide, including:

• Greenscape
• the Jacksonville Historic Preservation Commission
• the March of Dimes
• Meninak
• NCCJ
• Riverside Fine Arts Association
• the Urban League

He is also involved with JCCI, Leadership Jacksonville, and the Mayor’s Task Force on Growth Management.

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