ABOUT US

Since our founding in 1995 as the Southern Arizona Architects and Engineers Marketing Association (SAAEMA), we’ve provided opportunities for our members to learn, grow, and become leaders in our community. In 2018, in response to the changing landscape in the industry, we became BILD: Building Insight, Leadership, and Development. BILD members take advantage of networking opportunities at our mixers, learning at our monthly lunches and workshops, and skill development at our annual Leadership Summit. In addition, we partner with local non-profits for community service and provide a showcase for our member firms’ projects with our twice-yearly project tours. Members can also take advantage of the scholarship program to advance their career education, along with our InDesign and other user groups. See if we’re a fit for your professional goals by attending one of our monthly lunch meetings FREE! Contact us for details.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!

2023 BILD BOARD

BRIAN UNDERWOOD

PRESIDENT

The Planning Center

Originally from small-town Arizona– Cornville and Mingus Mountain above the town of Jerome, Brian moved to Tucson in 2006 and attained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from the University of Arizona. After focusing on geospatial analyses and mapping nonpoint source pollutants in Arizona soils and watercourses, he began his planning career assisting with the master plan for the Marana Heritage River Park. Today, Brian has over 10 years of experience as a planner, project manager, and GIS analyst working in Southern Arizona. He represents a wide range of property owners, developers, and homebuilders in navigating the complexities of the zoning and land use entitlement process, including due diligence, rezoning, plan amendments, use permits, site planning, annexations, and large-scale master plans. Brian is an expert in managing divergent interests to create comprehensive solutions for his clients and the community. He also has experience in general plan preparation and facilitating public meetings and design charrettes to find creative solutions to a broad range of issues with multiple stakeholders.

KARL PETERSON

VICE PRESIDENT

Western Technologies

LEXY WELLOTT

SECRETARY 

The Planning Center

SEDONA SCHEOPNER

TREASURER

GLHN Architects and Engineers

TIFFANY GORRELL

PAST PRESIDENT

GLHN Architects and Engineers

VANESSA MARTINEZ

DIRECTOR

Psomas

TAMI GRIFFIN

DIRECTOR

Western Technologies

Originally from San Diego, California, Tami moved to Tucson in 1991 to attend the University of Arizona where she studied journalism with dreams of pursuing a career as a free-lance writer.  Post college, Tami joined Western Technologies where she found her passion for business and the A/E/C community of southern Arizona.  Now with more than 28 years’ experience in the industry, she continues to keep her passion alive by continued participation on boards like BILD and mentoring new leaders within the multiple organizations that she supports.  Tami is a founding member of KIDStruction, a design-build competition among middle school students, and she continues to promote career interest for the A/E/C fields to our local youth by keeping the competition running for more than 21 years.

EMILIA ELREY

DIRECTOR

Metropolitan Pima Alliance

Close Menu